A few days ago a friend went on a business trip to Japan but had trouble leaving the country. This morning he sent me a text saying that last night he and a co-worker had been eating at a Japanese bar when it was uncovered that they were Chinese, after which they got a dish that had some words written on it [Editor’s note: the words on the dish say “Thank you China”.]. When I heard this, I was worried. But who would have thought it would be these words. The bar owner said, “Thank you for being so willing to come to Japan, I hope there will be peace and friendship.” … I certainly was surprised. Patriotism: must we use xenophobia and hatred to express it?
However, because it’s nationalism season and because people be crazy, many people felt that this call for peace and understanding just wasn’t acceptable damn it! The author removed the post after receiving threats from angry, nationalist mouth-breathers, saying that “I deleted it. I was a little scared.” (“我删了。我自己也吓一跳”).