Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Do you come from Japan?

Many of the foreign general-interest magazines and newspapers have been reporting some inaccurate news related to the raveraged nuclear plant in Fukushima.

Above all, this caricature is now controversial.

Snow White, carrying a newspaper with the headline "Japan nuclear radiation", looks skeptically at the apple through a magnifying glass and says to the old woman (or the wicked witch), "Wait a minute! Do you come from Japan?"

Eigonoie subscribes to the International Herald Tribune, and this cartoon was published on the Thursday's edition April 21st.

Soon after, the Japanese Consulate General in New York lodged a protest with New York Times Co., which is the owner of the International Herald Tribune.

I felt so sad to see this.

This cartoon tells people from another country that they had better not to eat or buy Japanese foods.

And it may lead bad effects on our economy.

Of course it's not true.

Consumers don't have to worry about the safety of Japanese food items because they cleared adequate radiation checks both in Japan and the U.S.

Why did they publish this cartoon?

Is that the true colors?

Will they really support us?

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