Kaparu, centre, is based on the mythical ‘kappa’ water goblins. Photo: Handout

‘Deep shame’ as Japanese mascot contest won by goblin amid vote-rigging claims

  • Allegations of chicanery mar the win of Kaparu in the Yura Chara Grand Prix mascot festival in Osaka, as judges intervene to strip a rival of victory
Topic |   Japan

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Kaparu, centre, is based on the mythical ‘kappa’ water goblins. Photo: Handout
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