Television fun away from the couch

Jul 18, 2014

Television fun away from the couch

by Sei Dickinson

This summer, TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills are working together to get you off the sofa and into the sun while still enjoying some of your favorite television programs. This is the collaboration’s first grand-scale event, which is aimed at all ages and features ...

Doraemon hitting U.S. airwaves this summer

Jun 25, 2014

Doraemon hitting U.S. airwaves this summer

by Marcie Kagawa

Japan’s beloved blue robotic cat from the 22nd century is finally making his U.S. debut this summer, promoted as part of the Cool Japan campaign to export the country’s pop culture around the world. The Japan External Trade Organization held a “Doraemon” launch party ...

Doraemon, the robot cat, gets your tongue

Mar 1, 2014

Doraemon, the robot cat, gets your tongue

by Kris Kosaka

An earless blue robotic cat, one pocket bulging with gadgets from the future and a lifelong fear of mice: Who is he? Japan roars the answer — but English readers may be stumped. Because, even though he’s a government-appointed “cultural ambassador” and a familiar ...

'Fujiko F. Fujio 80th Anniversary Exhibition'

Jul 17, 2013

'Fujiko F. Fujio 80th Anniversary Exhibition'

by Alisa Yamasaki

Tokyo Tower is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hiroshi Fujimoto, better known as Fujiko F. Fujio, one half of the cartoonist duo Fujiko Fujio, who created the popular mechanical cat character Doraemon. The tower’s exhibition features some of Fujimoto’s most famous works, including Perman ...

Hakone event to feature 100 'life-size' Doraemon figures

Mar 1, 2013

Hakone event to feature 100 'life-size' Doraemon figures

One hundred “life-size” figures of the popular manga character Doraemon will adorn areas in and around Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, as part of an event running from March 9 through 31, Odakyu Electric Railway Co. said. Each Doraemon figure will have a different facial expression ...