• Kyodo


A Tokyo government website tasked with tackling child abuse unintentionally appeared to do the exact opposite, when a caption under an image of a mascot skipped a vital word, government officials acknowledged Wednesday.

The caption displayed beneath an image of the metropolitan government’s official anti-child abuse snail mascot, Osekkai Kun, on the homepage of the Japanese-language website was meant to read “child abuse prevention promotion character,” but instead read “child abuse promotion character.”

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