Oct52007

Japan Officials Caught Editing Anime Entries In Wikipedia

Straight from the Associated Press:

Japan’s Agriculture Ministry reprimanded six bureaucrats after an internal probe found they spent work hours contributing to Wikipedia on topics unrelated to farm issues — including 260 entries about cartoon robots.

The six civil servants together made 408 entries on the popular Web site encyclopedia from ministry computers since 2003, an official said Friday.

One of the six focused solely on Gundam — the popular, long-running animated series about giant robots — to which he contributed 260 times. The series has spun off intricate toy robots popular among schoolchildren as well as adults known as “otaku” nerds.

Here’s a Gundam video clip, for those that may be interested:

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The best part of the article is this quote:

“The Agriculture Ministry is not in charge of Gundam,” said ministry official Tsutomu Shimomura.

HAHAHAhahahaa!
—kid disco

P.S. My video plugin isn’t working right, so you’ll have to click here for now.

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