Japan cosmetics maker sorry over ‘No Chinese’ sign


TOKYO: A major Japanese cosmetics maker has apologized after one of its retail shops posted a sign barring Chinese customers. The apology from Pola came after Chinese social media users shared a photo of the red-lettered poster saying “No entry by Chinese people.” The message was hand written in Japanese, although it would be readily understandable to Chinese readers. It was not clear where the incident took place, although it did not appear to be in a major tourist hub. “We are sincerely sorry and regret that an inappropriate poster … has caused unpleasant feelings and nuisance to many people,” Pola said in a statement issued Saturday in both Japanese and Chinese.



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