Fukushima operator 'sorry' for Japan PM name slip
TOKYO (AFP) - Red-faced officials issued an embarrassed apology to Japan's prime minister on Friday after spelling his name wrong during a high-profile tour of the battered Fukushima nuclear plant.
Mr Shinzo Abe was given a specially-printed suit to protect him from radiation during the tour on Thursday, on which he was accompanied by a large press pack.
But plant operator Tepco, which has been lambasted internationally for what critics say is its hapless handling of the catastrophe at Fukushima, used the wrong Chinese character for part of the prime minister's name.
The first three of the four characters used to write his name were correct, however the final one represented the same sound but had a different meaning.