Students' Play Bypasses China-Japan Tensions

Japanese and Chinese students in the all-singing, all-dancing finale. Credit: Louisa Lim, NPR. i i

Japanese and Chinese students in the all-singing, all-dancing finale of the play they wrote themselves, Zouba! Professor Liu Haiping, who guided the project, says it's a "miracle" that the play actually was staged. Louisa Lim, NPR hide caption

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Japanese and Chinese students in the all-singing, all-dancing finale. Credit: Louisa Lim, NPR.

Japanese and Chinese students in the all-singing, all-dancing finale of the play they wrote themselves, Zouba! Professor Liu Haiping, who guided the project, says it's a "miracle" that the play actually was staged.

Louisa Lim, NPR

Chinese and Japanese students brought together to produce a play soon learned that tensions still divide their nations.

So, after initial clashes, they wrote a new play that shies away from historical issues.

The play features students from International Christian University of Tokyo and Nanjing University in Nanjing, China.

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