"Kodomo News"

JAPAN (26 March 2003) — While flipping through the channels last Saturday night trying to pick up news on the war in Iraq, I came across a show that was teaching kids about the conflict. It looks like the show (or segment) is called Kodomo Nyusu (Kid's News). They were using toy props and cartoons to show a trio of very glum-looking kids what was happening in Iraq. Well-intentioned, I'm sure, but it was too bizarre to pass up, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping photos.

Click the images below for larger versions, comments and some very basic translation.