Protests are all over the world for various economic and governmental issues.. including recently Germany and the nuclear waste train. The protest here is tame in comparisonThe Canadian Press: Thousands of Japanese protest Chinese premier's visit for economic summit: "YOKOHAMA, Japan — Thousands of demonstrators waving Japanese flags and shouting anti-China slogans marched Saturday against Chinese Premier Hu Jintao's visit for an economic summit that comes as a territorial dispute strains ties between the Asian giants.
Organizers said Saturday's march in Yokohama, which was held under heavy security near the site of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit, drew about 4,000 demonstrators. Police had no official estimate of the crowd size.
Relations between Japan and China have plunged recently because of tensions over a ship collision near islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. Called the Diaoyu or Diaoyutai in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese, the islands are surrounded by rich fishing grounds and are regularly occupied by nationalists from both sides.
The island dispute has also generated large anti-Japan protests across China and attacks on Japanese-owned businesses ther"