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Pokmon, Minus Manji Symbol / Swastika-like sign pulled after U.S. uproar
[NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
Newsday - Long Island, N.Y.
Author: Erik Holm. STAFF WRITER
Date: Dec 10, 1999
Start Page: A.42
Section: NEWS
Abstract (Document Summary)

But sometimes, a manji-a centuries-old religious symbol of good fortune in Buddhism and Hinduism-can be mistaken for a swastika, which is why Redmond, Wash., -based Nintendo of America announced last week that it was discontinuing the manufacture of a Pokmon trading card that contains the manji symbol.

In a number of separate incidents across the United States, children and their parents have created a minor uproar over the symbol, which appears on the Japanese version of a collector's card depicting popular Pokmon characters Golbat and Ditto. Upset parents in New York, Miami and Chicago have brought the card to the attention of their local newspapers, the Anti-Defamation League or Nintendo itself.

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