The Hatochan Obaman Makes Eating Hot Cakes a Political Statement

Political rows rarely get much attention in the food world but The Hatochan Obaman, a hot cake snack in Japan, has come out with packaging that directly references a dispute between the US and Japan. The package features characterizations of Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama and US President Barack Obama giving each other the side-eye.

The Hatochan Obaman packaging refers to the longstanding dispute over the relocation of a US-controlled Marine base on the Japanese island of Okinawa.