Several Japanese retailers in China have resumed business activities following anti-Japan protests last month.
The retailer Heiwado reopened 2 department stores for the first time in 6 weeks on Saturday. Another retailer Izumiya also resumed operation in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
Supermarket chain Aeon aims to reopen its store in Qingdao, Shandong Province, late next month. The store suffered about 8.9 million dollars in damage caused by looting and vandalism.
Japanese car makers are being forced to reduce production in China as they are losing potential customers. A recent poll shows about 60 percent of prospective buyers are hesitant about buying Japanese vehicles.
The tourism industry is also feeling the effect. The number of Chinese tourists to Japan has plunged. Those travelers who do visit face criticism on the Internet for not being patriotic.
Japanese machinery makers are being excluded from supplying parts to Chinese state-run firms. They have also been unable to take part in bidding for projects.
Japanese beverage and food makers say their sales are gradually recovering from a drop last month. Sales began moving up early this month after China's National Day holiday period.
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