There are many words one can use to describe tax law. "Adorable" is generally not one of them.
Hot on the heels of the totally kawaii catastrophic insurance coverage we used for our house came this pamphlet from the Japanese government. Entitled "Tax System for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises," it describes tax laws applying to small companies such as the one Hiroko and I run.
Featuring the adventures of Professor Kyoko and the "Taxhound," it consists of 78 pages of the dense, unreadable text you'd expect from a pamphlet like this. The only difference between it and those of other countries being the supercute girls! girls! girls! popping up amidst the charts and tables of numbers. Here, see for yourself! It's avaialble for free download from the METI website.
You know what else is available for free download? The totally squeezable huggable lovable OMG-I-could-just-eat-you-up Accounting for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises! Featuring an even further infantalized mascot character and, of course, her mutant turtle sidekick.
As always, these aren't intended for tax-crazed toddlers. They're distributed to small business owners throughout Japan. Truth be told, these are less "kawaii" than they are "moé," but I think one thing is clear: nothing is safe from the siren song of the supercute in Japan.