Japanese firms return to business as usual in China

A number of Japanese firms have told me this morning that they will be reopening today after yesterday's anti-Japan protests in Beijing.

Japanese companies including Canon, Mitsubishi and Yamaha have suspended work at their factories in China as a safety precaution.

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Anti-Japan protests intensify

Anti-Japan demonstrations have intensified in China in response to a diplomatic dispute over the ownership of islands in the East China Sea. Major Japanese firms including Panasonic, Canon and Mitsubishi have closed their factories in the country.