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Point of interest: 山川異域 風月同天

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山川異域 風月同天 - we may live in different places, but we all face the same things
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Japanese aid packages to China in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak have been including the following extract from a
かんし
漢詩
(ancient Chinese poem):

山川異域、風月同天

In English, this means roughly 'although our rivers and mountains are foreign, nature's beauty and the heavens are the same'. In other words, even though we may live in different places, we all face the same things. This sentiment is a wonderful expression of solidarity by Japanese people with the suffering of Chinese people isolated and alone with the virus - even as Japan began to face the same issues.
Since this is from a traditional Chinese poem, it is missing the okurigana (accompanying kana) that would provide the grammatical context in modern Japanese. A modern Japanese reader would have the choice of either using the readings of the words and kanji as is, or of 'translating' the poem by expressing the full meaning in modern Japanese. In this case, the former option is quite understandable, as all of the necessary words are still in use:
noun
mountains and rivers
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noun
foreign lands
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noun
nature's beauty (cool breeze and bright moon)
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prefix
the same; the said; ibid.
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noun
1. sky
2. heaven  (this meaning is restricted to reading てん)
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So the literal reading would simply be
さんせん
山川
いいき
異域
ふうげつ
風月
どう
てん
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A more poetic rendition into modern Japanese might be something like the following:
ちゅうごく
中国
にほん
日本
おな
さんせん
山川
ないしかしながら
かぜ
つき
おな
もの
China and Japan may not have the same mountains and rivers, but the wind and the moon are the same.

Kanji used in this point of interest

カン    Chinese   
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シ   poetry
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サン   やま mountain   
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セン   かわ river   
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イ   こと different   
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イキ    region, area   
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フ   フウ   かぜ wind   かざ-    
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
ドウ   おな same   
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テン   あめ    あま- heaven   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コク   くに country   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ホン   book   もと origin   
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