Japanese cosmetics maker apologised for posting sign barring Chinese

Vastavam web: A major Japanese cosmetics maker has apologised 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”.”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 yesterday in both Japanese and Chinese.
The company said it had identified the branch responsible for the sign and had removed it. It did not specify where the shop was.Japan has seen a huge boom in the number mainland China visitors in recent years, many of whom spend large sums purchasing made-in-Japan products like make-up.But their swelling numbers have provoked a backlash, with some Japanese complaining the crowds are unruly and ill- mannered.