How do the Chinese see Japan

Why are the two countries so different emotionally?

People from China often seem puzzled by the emotions of the Japanese and regard them as rather strange.

They wonder why the Japanese usually seem very restrained but then suddenly burst into exuberant displays of anger or joy.

Chinese people have a more balanced way of their displaying emotions, according to the Sociology Professor Baozhen Luo.

She’s the guest author of this week’s Japan Story blog.


Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.