Meet Fukuppy, the corporate cartoon character recently unveiled by the Fukushima Industries Corporation. Not to be confused with the Fukushima nuclear power plant, this logo has received plenty of attention in the media the last few weeks (thanks, AJ!).
This is undoubtedly an unfortunate and awkward connection to one of the most horrific manmade disasters in recent memory.
However, the good news is that the Japanese government is finally asking the international community for help on solving the nuclear plant's ongoing leakage and contamination issues--though we can probably attribute Abe's new openness to Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics. Still--any sign of progress is positive news after years of what seems like a standstill on fixing the Fukushima nuclear plant's problems.