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Mainichi confesses: the Internet might have lied to us!

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So, 'bout a month ago, we found out that the infamous "WaiWai" section of Mainichi was being shut down because it was full of salacious crap that made its country of origin look like a bunch of loli-loving unnatural-sex-crazed Loony McCrazypantses. (Okay, technically fish sex > bandage fetishimization, but they weird me out about equally.) Trashy? Sure. But it was a hell of a lot of fun to read, and provided some proof positive - as if we really needed it - that anime isn't the only evidence that Japanese people are certifiably nuts, and why we love it so. :D

Shocking new allegations have come to light, though, as Mainichi Shimbun, a respected fo'-reals national newspaper, admitted that the items printed in WaiWai might not have been fact-checked so much as, well, made up. That's right, folks: a smutty tabloid printed things that may not have been true. I'm not shocked and dismayed so much as curious re: the veracity of fish sex, etc., but the paper is taking this very seriously, recently issuing an apology:

"These articles... should not have been dispatched to Japan or the world. [...] We apologise deeply for making many people feel uncomfortable, damaging many people's reputations, causing great trouble and at the same time, betraying the public's trust in the Mainichi Shimbun. We are deeply sorry."

Let's have a wake: what were your favorite "AH HA HA WTF??" WaiWai moments?


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