BEIJING, CHINA (CNN) -- Factories closed, shops shut. The list of Japanese companies temporarily stopping their operations in China is growing, and it includes some of Japan's biggest exporters.
Honda, Nissan, and Toyota tell CNN they've closed factories to keep their employees safe. Electronics makers Canon and Panasonic and other retailers have done the same.
Violent protests are flaring once again in cities across China. The crowds are angry about the Japanese government's decision to buy a group of islands that China claims are part of its territory.
Today is also the anniversary of the Manchurian or Mukden incident of 1931, which led to the Japanese invasion of north-eastern China.
That's fueling the anti-Japanese sentiment inside China even more.
CNN's Stan Grant has been with protesters outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing this Tuesday and this is what he experienced. Click the THVideo for more.