Japan’s Communist Party Introduces Cartoon Mascots

“Japan’s newest Communists are a motley bunch. There is Ikuko Kosodate, a mother of 10 with fierce-looking eyebrows and a baby strapped to her back. … There is Master Poken, a strict disciplinarian. And then there is Yoko, a ‘mysterious’ 25-year-old job hopper who ‘always wears sunglasses and a trench coat, and is rumored to hide a whip inside her coat’.”