Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

May 26, 2017

Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

Sanrio Entertainment has said it will offer the right to “date” its popular character Hello Kitty to people who donate ¥100,000 each through crowdfunding for a summer festival to be held at the firm’s Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tama, Tokyo. Contributors to the ...

Hello Kitty parking lot opens in Tokyo's Asakusa district

/ Jan 29, 2016

Hello Kitty parking lot opens in Tokyo's Asakusa district

Character goods maker Sanrio Co. and Mitsui Fudosan Realty Co. have opened a car-parking space featuring Hello Kitty, the beloved kitten character, in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. As Hello Kitty is also popular outside Japan, the car-parking lot near the Kaminarimon entrance gate of Sensoji, ...

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says site's security fixed

/ Dec 23, 2015

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says site's security fixed

The company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users. Sanrio Co.’s digital arm said Tuesday that it “corrected” a security vulnerability ...

Jul 2, 2015

Sanrio plans to release Hello Kitty movie in 2019

Character goods business Sanrio Co. said Thursday it aims to globally release a film featuring its famed Hello Kitty character as early as 2019 through a wholly owned subsidiary it set up in the United States. With the project cost expected to total ¥20 ...

Family flashbacks to a psychedelic day with Kitty

| Feb 20, 2014

Family flashbacks to a psychedelic day with Kitty

In this column, it has been my sworn duty to share Tokyo’s bounty of kid-friendly activities with interested parents like you. I hope earlier columns indicate that I take this responsibility seriously, striving to showcase only places that add much-needed components of fun, culture ...