Minced bod­ies axed from book

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A pho­to­graph of a con­tro­ver­sial work by a Ja­panese artist show­ing peo­ple in a blender will be re­moved from a pri­mary school physics text­book, the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry said yes­ter­day.

The paint­ing, by artist Makoto Aida, has been in the sixth-grade text­book for nearly 10 years, but no teach­ers, pupils or par­ents ap­peared to no­tice that the blender in the im­age – which is fea­tured in a sec­tion of the book on mix­tures – con­tained hu­man bod­ies. The au­thors of the book said they found the im­age on an of­fi­cial web­site and had not no­ticed the tiny peo­ple. The min­istry said it would re­move the photo from the elec­tronic ver­sion of the book im­me­di­ately and from the hard copy as soon as pos­si­ble.

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