Issei Morita: Business as usual at stores after attack

From the Standard:

Ito-Yokado said its six stores in China are operating normally – two days after protesters opposed to Japan’s bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council smashed windows at an outlet in the country’s southwest…

Sino-Japanese tension has been growing, fanned by rivalry over a disputed, potentially resource-rich territory in the East China Sea and opposition in China to annual visits by Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to a shrine honoring soldiers, including convicted war criminals from World War II. Japan’s bid for a seat on the Security Council can be blocked by China which, as one of the five permanent members, has veto power.


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