Chinese protest Japanese companies during island dispute
Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.
Protests have broken not only in front of Japanese diplomatic buildings like the consulate in Shanghai, but also near Japanese businesses, says the BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes is with us from Tokyo.
Companies like Panasonic are shutting down their businesses to protect their Japanese workers.
"I think the focus at the moment is just to protect their staff," says Hayes.