Can't catch all those Pokemon Cards?
Created 12/08/1999 - 00:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgIs Pikachu anti-Semitic? The answer is no, even after questions to the
contrary circled when parents complained of a swastika-like symbol
appearing on the Japanese language cards for Pokemon's Golbat and Ditto.
These two cards, not yet released in the U.S. card collection, include a
Japanese symbol called a "manji," which is a mirror image of a swastika.
The symbol, however, is a centuries-old, Japanese symbol for good fortune.
Not wanting to create any bad financial karma, Nintendo has announced that
it will discontinue the questionable cards.