Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Unveils Moe Mascots
posted on by Eric Stimson
Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications introduced two new moe mascots for its official ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Twitter feed, @MIC_ICT, on February 10. As yet they are nameless. The ministry explained that it made the change to "make a friendlier Twitter."
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is responsible for overseeing Japan's internal administration, electronic communication, postal system, and environmental issues. It has a reputation for stodginess, so this about-face took many Japanese off guard. The announcement was retweeted over 900 times in one day.