China News reports (link in Chinese) on a father and son nationalist duo from Nanjing, who submitted Mt Fuji over the holiday weekend and unfurled a banner reading “Diaoyu Islands belong to China!” at the top.
Update #1: It seems like this father is no stranger to exploiting his offspring for attention, he made headlines in February when he recorded his son running without clothing in the snow as part of his “Eagle Dad” training scheme. (h/t Ivan Shi)
Update #2: Apparently Eagle Dad was lucky to make it off the mountain, having failed to research Mt Fuji whatsoever before he dragged his family towards the summit. He told China News that he expected there to be refreshment stands on the way and went woefully unprepared, leaving himself and his family at risk of altitude sickness and dehydration. The sad wannabe “conquerors” of Mt Fuji were eventually rescued by a Japanese first aid officer who gave them water and medical treatment. (h/t Ivan Shi)