In yet another political reorganization, Japan’s “New Democratic Party”—formerly known as the Democratic Party Japan (DPJ)—has a new logo celebrating the grand Japanese tradition of kancho.That is, Kancho (カンチョー) is a Japanese prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting person in the butt*.
Japan’s Democratic Party reveals new logo to cries of plagiarism and indecency
The Japan Times | 2016-May-19
…The new logo features the letter M, the initial of the party’s Japanese name, Minshinto, in a way that resembles two people — one in blue and the other in red — standing arm in arm…After the logo chosen Thursday advanced to a shortlist of four candidates earlier this month, many people online noted a striking resemblance to that of Mie Prefecture-based confectionery company Imuraya Co…
…The online controversy, however, didn’t end there. Some joked that the logo looks as though a man in blue is groping the posterior of a woman in red.
*Our previous Kancho (カンチョー) reports include: