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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at the first Cabinet meeting on decommissioning nuclear reactors and control of radiation-contaminated water leak at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ich nuclear power plant, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Suga said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 that Tokyo was to formally complain the weekly paper Le Canard Enchaine over a cartoon which he said insulted those affected by the March 2011 disaster. He said the expression misrepresented Fukushima’s plant conditions. The French newspaper cartoon is depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs fighting in front of the crippled nuclear power plant and linking it to Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, Pool)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at the first Cabinet meeting on decommissioning nuclear reactors and control of radiation-contaminated water leak at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ich nuclear power plant, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Suga said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 that Tokyo was to formally complain the weekly paper Le Canard Enchaine over a cartoon which he said insulted those affected by the March 2011 disaster. He said the expression misrepresented Fukushima’s plant conditions. The French newspaper cartoon is depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs fighting in front of the crippled nuclear power plant and linking it to Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, Pool)
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(AP) Japan protested a French newspaper cartoon depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs fighting in front of the country's crippled nuclear power plant and linking it to Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.


Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that Tokyo planned to formally complain to the weekly paper Le Canard Enchaine via the Japanese Embassy.


Suga said the cartoon insulted those affected by the March 2011 disaster and misrepresented conditions at the plant.


The cartoon published Wednesday shows two sumo wrestlers, each with an extra arm and leg, facing off with the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on the background. The plant's recent leaks of radioactive water into the Pacific have triggered international concerns.


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured the International Olympic Committee the leaks were "under control."


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