AFP: Tepco spells Japan Prime Minister’s name wrong during Fukushima visit and had him wear it — “We are very sorry” — “They can’t even check on something as trivial as this”

Published: September 20th, 2013 at 3:32 pm ET


Sky News Australia, Sept. 19, 2013: Red-faced officials have issued an embarrassed apology to Japan’s prime minister for spelling his name wrong during a high-profile tour of the battered Fukushima nuclear plant […] TEPCO, which has been lambasted internationally for what critics say is its hapless handling of the catastrophe at Fukushima, used the wrong Chinese character for part of the PM’s name. […] ‘We are very sorry for the mistake. We sincerely apologise to the prime minister for printing an inaccurate name.’ […]

AFP, Sept. 20, 2013: […] The giant utility was pilloried on Twitter over the gaffe on Friday. User @YuriSakamoto tweeted “They can’t get anything right, can they?” “Isn’t it a big deal that TEPCO didn’t think twice about misspelling the name of the country’s prime minister and had him wear it” said @PsychoQueen59, while @ShoHgo_chirpy said: “TEPCO cannot even check on something as trivial as this.” […] Earlier this month the premier, during Tokyo’s successful pitch to host the 2020 Games, told Olympic chiefs: “Let me assure you, the situation is under control”.

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Published: September 20th, 2013 at 3:32 pm ET


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9 comments to AFP: Tepco spells Japan Prime Minister’s name wrong during Fukushima visit and had him wear it — “We are very sorry” — “They can’t even check on something as trivial as this”

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    I have no idea what the miss-spelling would translate as, but I suspect it's something along the lines of…

    "Muppet who's too dumb to bother checking facts before opening mouth."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    He deserves to lose his identity..and wander eternity… a nameless faceless being.

  • amberlight amberlight

    They were too busy cleaning out the dead rodents to notice that someone used the character for "usotsuki" (liar) on his label…

  • omniversling

    Can't spell the PM's name? To show which Yakuza gang is really in charge? Management insult to the man who is now 'trying to show he's taken control' of the situation at FUKUsteamer? Another layer upon layer upon layer of incompetence, scorn, disregard, disrespect and arrogance for every living organism on earth, including PMs, kings and PTB? Stupidity? Or a simple mistake of unwitting kamikaze workers (the exhausted ones wilting in the room whilst Abe performs kabuki for the media and the IOC) too tired from radiation exposure to manage a simple action? Better double check all that duct tape and wire…

    I posit that it was intentional, so that when the baldest faced lie EVA is exposed, Abe can deny he said it…'oh, it was the other PM who said':

    "I have come to visit Fukushima because in Buenos Aires I told the world that there were no health concerns and there was nothing to worry about"

    Honest, check the nametagin this clip…

    "For months Fukushima has produced nothing but bad news" (and will for millenia to come)..

    Neither can nuke cabal spell 'safe', 'sustainable', or 'life-enhancing' either….'doom', 'death' and 'destruction' however, no problemo…


  • Jebus Jebus

    He had better hope they put a filter cartridge in that special Shinzo Abe mask they gave him. Smile and share the pain, Shinzo…

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    @ tepco:de-activate the photo-shop-plug-in next time when minister comes for a visit!

  • starspire starspire

    All of the finger-pointing needs to stop if we are to survive.