Yay! A brand new Japanese mascot appears! Designed by a middle school student, Ankimon is a monkfish who likes hot springs, and is the mascot of Kazamaura Village, Aomori Prefecture. https://t.co/VfwUUE9aNY pic.twitter.com/TMlY6Gnruj
— Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) February 11, 2018
Public Domain, Link
The new Japanese monkfish mascot “Ankimo” could be more properly described as “Eat-Me-While-You-Can kun“.
The name “Eat-Me-While-You-Can” is due to the popularity of ankimo liver, is wildly overfished in neither a sustainable or ethical way in Japan (or worse China), grrrr.
Our previous reports of Japan’s overfishing include:
- Mercury contamination is rising in Pacific fish (3Yen / 2013-08-27)
- Revenge of the sushi! (3Yen / 2010-10-26)
- No squidding — Praise CTHULHU! (3Yen / 2008-06-18)