Performance of Chinese Deaf group called off in Japan  

It was reported that the "China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe" has called off their performance in Japan, according to the interview to the event project company, WAT, located in Kofu City on October 19.

The troupe is well known for the repertoire such as "thousand-hands goddess of mercy".
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKMWScUO-r0)

According to WAT, the performance was scheduled in 22 places in the country from October 19th to November 26th; starting with Kofu City in Yamanashi Prefecture, Nagoya, Tokyo, Sapporo, etc.

The troupe called early October, explaining that they have decided to cancel the performance in Japan because "the necessary formalities for going abroad became difficult". This seems unclear whether it is related with the influence of the Senkaku Islands issue.

The friendship exchange program of the students of the prefecture school for the deaf located in Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture and the troupe members that had been scheduled on October 18 before the performance was also canceled.

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