On the official Twitter account of the voice actress and singer, Ai Kayano, an official update was published asking for an apology for the content that caused a controversy with followers from China. “As a result of constant scrutiny by stakeholders on episode 152 of Ai Kayano's show“ Musunde Hiraite ”, released on February 11, we have decided to remove the installment. We apologize for all inconvenience caused to our fans by our lack of tact. "
The controversy resulted because, during said episode of the voice actress's radio program, she commented on her visit to the Yasukuni Shrine during the Chinese Lunar New Year (February 12), a place where the fallen in battle are honored. in Japan, and that at the time was full of Chinese in full celebration. Among her comments, Kayano said that: "It was not a good idea to go to the Yasukuni Shrine during the Chinese New Year", something that was not taken in a good way by her followers in China, who considered the comment as " xenophobic". A full article on this controversy is available at this link.
About Ai Kayano
She is a voice actress and singer born in Tokyo Prefecture on September 13, 1987 and currently affiliated with the Office Osawa representation agency. Kayano is recognized for her appearances in multiple Japanese animation productions such as Meiko Honma in Anohana, Inori Yuzuriha in Guilty Crown, Utaha Kasumigaoka in Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, Mashiro Shiina in Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo, Saori Takebe in Girls und Panzer, Shiro in No Game No Life, Darkness in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! and Alice Zuberg in Sword Art Online: Alicization.
Source: Official Twitter Account