Quiz: How well do you know Chinese, Japanese icons?

Japan is in the spotlight as it prepares for the Rugby World Cup which begins on Friday.

But an Asia New Zealand Foundation report this week has suggested that a focus on our relationship with China may have overshadowed building ties with Japan.

It says the Japanese people have a positive but "very narrow" view of New Zealand, with consumers seeing it as safe, clean and green, but as a "little unsophisticated". But New Zealanders still "feel warmer to Japan than any other Asian country".

On Wednesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern got China and Japan mixed up while speaking to reporters.

So how well do you know iconic Chinese and Japanese locations, objects and people?

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