One assumes that the outrage in Japan won’t quite reach the heights of those Danish Mohammed cartoons, but the Japanese are extremely riled up by a French cartoon depicting radiation victim Sumo wrestlers, reports AFP via the Telegraph:
Japan has expressed its anger over cartoons published in a French newspaper that lampooned the decision to award the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo despite the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima.
Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine published a cartoon depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs competing in front of a crippled nuclear plant, which said the disaster had made it a feasible Olympic sport.
Another cartoon showed two people standing in front of a pool of water while wearing nuclear protection suits and holding a Geiger counter, saying water sport facilities had already been built at Fukushima.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the satirical jabs give the wrong impression about Japan.