‘Nuclear Boy’ Explains Fukushima Crisis to Japanese Children

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How do you explain the complicated disaster of the Fukushima nuclear complex to children? Well, you could start with a cartoon and some toilet humor.

The above video has found a way to explain the dangers of the crisis to children in Japan, with the help of a character called “Nuclear Boy” and an analogy to an upset stomach. The video has reportedly been shown on Japanese television as a way to ease fears about the most recent catastrophe the country is facing.

(For an adult explanation of the crisis, check out TIME’s story on the radiation risk.)

Sure, the video might create some confusion for kids later in life (er, especially in biology classes) but for now, it’s a pretty calming way to explain what’s going on at Fukushima, with a hopeful ending. (via Wall Street Journal)

(More on TIME.com: See how to help victims in Japan)

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