Weekly news lesson 310: 18th October 2012: Haruki Murakami criticizes 'hysteria' over islands row
The long-running territorial dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku / Diaoyu islands has intensified, resulting in violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in dozens of Chinese cities. Internationally acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who has a huge following in China, has criticized both sides for inflaming the situation by using nationalist rhetoric.
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