Text: Hajimemashite! (Pleased to meet you) "Fukuppy" desu. (I'm Fukuppy)
Is this the mascot of the Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear accident?
#Fukushima #FukNuke #FUBAR now officially called #Fukuppy by #TEPCO
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No, it's the wrong Fukushima. The mascot is for Fukushima Industries Corporation, founded by Nobuo Fukushima in Osaka, where it is still headquartered. The name of the company has nothing to do with the prefecture affected by the nuclear accident. Its business is fridges, not nuclear reactors.
The mascot does not belong to TEPCO.
This mascot has absolutely nothing to do with Fukushima the prefecture, the nuclear plant or anything related to the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster. It is purely a mascot for an Osaka-based company created with a name that, when pronounced as intended in Japanese ("Foo Koo Pee"), has no relation to what people think it spells. The company's mistake is using unnecessary English letters in showing the character.
Everyone else's mistake is how they think it's pronounced.