New cell phone game pokes fun at the drunken ex-finance minister


A hilarious new invention by Tokyo start-up Liveware Inc parodies Shoichi Nakagawa’s drunken stupor at the G7 conference in Rome in a silly but addictive cell phone game. The goal is to try to keep Nakagawa awake during the press conference by “poking” him with the 5 key at the right timing so that he doesn’t miss any of the reporters’ questions. If he does, you lose. His approval ratings are displayed in big white print at the top of the screen–I don’t think they ever get super high, but the idea is to try to keep it from falling to zero. Pretty funny, and a quick and witty reaction to Japan’s most recent obsession on the part of Liveware.

Press release (Japanese) via the Japan Times

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