Taste of Japan rejected: China’s ‘Little Kyoto’ halts operation

DALIAN, China — A Japan-themed shopping, cultural and residential complex that opened less than two weeks ago in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian has been ordered to suspend operations.  Local authorities told the operators of “Tang Little Kyoto” to temporarily close its gates after Chinese netizens slammed the facility as a Japanese cultural “invasion.” A reopening date is not clear.