A group of Japanese right-wing activists attacked a bus carrying Chinese tourists in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka on Wednesday afternoon, Japan's Asahi newspaper reported yesterday. The activists hit the coach and abused the tourists on board after blocking its path with more than 10 vehicles, the report said. The bus left safely after 20 minutes, when police arrived. Police said the activists ran into the tourist bus as they paraded around Fukuoka to protest on the 38th anniversary of the resumption of normal diplomatic relations between China and Japan. About 160 activists from 50 right-wing groups from across Kyushu island took part in the parade. On the same day, ribenxinwen.com, a Tokyo-based Chinese news website reported that a monument bearing a poem by former Chinese premier Zhou Enlai in Kyoto had been sprayed with yellow paint. Some Chinese schools in Japan have been receiving threats from right-wing activists, China News Agency reported. A Chinese school in Kobe received two phone calls on September 16 and 17 threatening to blow it up, the report said, citing school head Jin Yi. The report added that another Chinese school in Yokohama had received a similar threatening e-mail demanding 'Chinese get out of Japan'. Huang Wenwei, a Chinese teacher at a Christian school in Tokyo, said China's assertive stance over the Diaoyu islands dispute had caused wide misunderstanding among the Japanese public. 'From the authorities to ordinary people, they can't understand why China suddenly becomes so uncompromising when the two sides' relationship has finally improved,' she said. She said that while she had not felt any strong anti-China sentiment in the country, the improvement in grass-roots friendship between the two sides achieved in the past few years had been destroyed. 'The best time was in 2008, when Japan sent a rescue team to help the Sichuan earthquake relief.'