Japanese artist Hachiya Kazuhiko has released a cartoon video designed to explain Japan’s nuclear crisis to young children.
The nuclear crisis in Japan is a very complicated situation that even some adults are having difficulty grasping. As such, artist Hachiya Kazuhiko, who likes to study the “symbiosis between art and science,” has created a video featuring ‘Nuclear Boy,’ who is supposed to represent the plant in Fukushima.
In the video, Nuclear Boy is suffering a stomachache, and doctors (who clearly represent the brave workers at the plant) are trying to ease his pain by giving him medicine (which represents the water).
The doctors are also busy trying to deal with Nuclear Boy’s diarrhea, which has left plenty of nasty diapers chockablock with poop (which represents the nuclear waste).
Basically, this video has replaced all technical jargon with simple to understand ideas and concepts like tummy aches and poop.
Nuclear Boy eventually starts to feel much better, though that doesn’t really fit with the situation in Japan—where the situation is in fact still very grave.
Regardless, the video ends with Nuclear Boy saying, “I will pray for people in Fukushima that peace will come to them soon.”
Check out the clip below to see the video for yourself.