Through The Static

May 19, 2008

In Other News: Hello Kitty is named Japan tourism ambassador

Filed under: Humor,OMGZCUTE — Tranimal @ 2:44 pm


Hello Kitty — Japan’s ubiquitous ambassador of cute — has built up an impressive resume over the years. Global marketing phenom. Fashion diva. Pop culture icon. Now the moonfaced feline can add “government envoy” to the list. The tourism ministry on Monday named Hello Kitty as its choice to represent the country in China and Hong Kong, two places where she is wildly popular among kids and young women.

Officials hope that tapping into that fan base will lead to a bigger flow of tourists into Japan, and closer toward their goal of attracting 10 million overseas visitors every year under the “Visit Japan” campaign.

This is hilarious. It’s almost like that time when Pokemon was so damn popular that it was named “Person of the Year” by Times magazine. WOW.

Doesn’t this make you want to FLOCK to China and Japan now bobblebotbob? It does for me. For sure.


1 Comment »

  1. ::mouth open::

    Why is this post targeted towards ME?! It’s cuz I’m f*cking YELLOW, isn’t it?! ISN’T IT!!!?!


    birds of a feather shall flock together, my friend.

    Comment by Aliiiiiiice — May 19, 2008 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

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