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Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Unveils Moe Mascots

posted on by Eric Stimson
Ministry seeks to present a friendlier face to its citizens

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."

The feed header

The icon

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.

[Via NicoNico News; Images from Otakuma and Hachima Kikou]

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