Hey!Say!JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke and Arioka Daiki Verbally Abuse by Chinese Locals?

(c)Sina News
[Yamada and Kawaguchi in North Point Market]
Take note of the onlookers at the back
This is a rough translation, I’m not well-verse with Traditional Chinese so I would appreciate any corrections. However, I’m sure you will get the gist of this news.

Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke, Daiki Arioka, and actress Kawaguchi Haruna, who are in Hong kong to shoot the upcoming Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken~ have received some anti-Japanese sentiments from Chinese locals.

Sina News reported that due to the tensions between Sino-Japanese relations over disputed islands, an anti-Japanese sentiment have risen among locals. In their latest location shoot in North Point Market , some Chinese locals/ traders were reported to have given Yamada and the cast a “finger”, few curses, and even heard saying that Japanese should not be coming to Hong Kong to shoot.

Chinese and Japanese relations have been strained after Japanese “nationalized” islands of Senkaku that Chinese are claiming as theirs.

Yesterday, the casts of Kindaichi filmed some of the scenes from Shangri-La Hotel in Tsim Tsa Shui to North Point Market. The busy wet market became a bustling film set with some of Hey!Say!JUMP’s fans following Yamada and Daiki.  The crowd thickened around 9 in the morning, but the casts maintained their professionalism and continues to shoot. However, some traders/business owners were not particularly happy with the casts shooting in their area and were heard saying, “You, Japanese people should not shoot here in Chinese soil“. As the traders angers grew, the production crew were forced to call the police for assistance to mediate.

The shooting continues from North Point Market to Regal Hotel to Causeway Bay streets. A large number of Chinese fans were tailing the film crew and even rented some small trucks/pick-up to make it easier to follow the casts.

The shooting continued until dinner time wherein the casts ate their meals inside their vans.

Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken~ will air this Winter.

Sina News


3 thoughts on “Hey!Say!JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke and Arioka Daiki Verbally Abuse by Chinese Locals?

  1. To be honest, this could be very much true but I would say that most people actually have no problems with Japan. As a Hong Kong person that lives overseas, when I go back to HK, I see many teenagers and adults actually embracing the Japanese culture especially the pop culture like music and celebrities. The film was even aired and promoted on Hong Kong TV. Personally I think some people have forgotten that politicians and celebrities are different people with different values and opinions so even if they had a problem with disputes occurring they should remind themselves that celebrities aren’t the ones that have contributed to it. We also have to remember that Hong Kong is not directly connected to the islands issue since it’s to do with Mainland China more. I do have to admit that there’s all kinds of people in HK and unfortunately the cast had to suffer a few hurtful blows from them.


    • I’ve lived in Hongkong and the fact that Sino Center in Mongkok is as popular as ever then it only means that japanese culture is being love. This issue happened back when the Japanese claimed an island as theirs that was also being claimed by China and I think that it’s just the oldies who made some hurtful blows to them, especially those who felt the wrath of Japanese during the 2nd world war.
      Thanks for this lengthy comment btw.


  2. يعني، كيف استطاع هالأشخاص الق\رين يزعجون يامادا ودايكي.
    جديا، الخلاف سياسي وما عندو علاقة بالممثلين، عشان مو هم الي حرضوا البلاد حتى تجيب حقها.
    I’ll never ever understand chinese people, niether korean. i think they should not invloved the yamada & daiki in something,they had nothin to do with. fortunatly thers some fan who tried to make it easy.

    any way, arigatou…


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