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Peking opera by Japanese students warms icy sentiment in China

Room for Japan's companies to do more to promote cultural exchanges

Japanese students perform "The Legend of White Snake" in Beijing. (Courtesy of J.F. Oberlin University)

SHANGHAI -- Late last month, I went to a theater here to see a performance of Peking opera, a traditional performing art in China. It was an unusual opportunity because the performance did not feature local professionals, but rather, it was put on by about 40 Japanese students who do not speak Chinese at all.

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