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“IHT Snow White cartoon draws protest” via the Japan Times

New York — The Japanese Consulate General in New York lodged a protest with New York Times Co. on Thursday for publishing a cartoon in which Snow White, carrying a newspaper with the headline “Japan nuclear radiation,” asks an old woman offering an apple if she comes from Japan.

The consulate said that since the cartoon refers to a story in “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in which Snow White falls into a stupor after biting a poisoned apple, it may stir up what the consulate called unfounded anxieties over the safety of food from Japan.

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