27 Nov '17, 1pm

[Mothership] Japanese cosmetics firm apologises for racist poster banning entry of Chinese people

Pola, a Japanese cosmetics firm has apologised for a sign banning the entry of Chinese people at one of its outlets. This is what the offending sign looks like: Screenshot via Weibo . The sign is handwritten in Japanese (but which is also understandable in Chinese): People from China are prohibited from entering. Advertisement Pola’s apology Headquartered in Tokyo, Pola has some 4,600 stores across Japan, and is among the top three cosmetic companies in the country. As of Dec 2016, POLA has expanded into markets in nine countries throughout Asia, including China. After the incident caused a furore, visitors to the Pola homepage were greeted by apology letters in both Chinese and Japanese, dated Nov. 25: Screenshot via Pola . The apology letter said that images of an “inappropriate” poster were shared on Chinese social media sites the day before, without specifying its cont...

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