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Japan Furious Over French Fukushima Cartoons Published: September 13, 2013

An international controversy has kicked up over cartoons in a French weekly which poke fun at Japan for getting picked to host the 2020 Olympics despite the increasing radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

The two cartoons were published Wednesday in French weekly Le Canard Enchaine. In one, two emaciated sumo wrestlers with extra limbs square off near a damaged nuclear plant, while in the foreground an announcer says: "Marvelous! Thanks to Fukushima, Sumo is now an olympic sport."

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