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 Friday in Torrance, California, for media and about 80 primarily Japanese companies to encourage businesses to pursue licensing opportunities to promote the character in the United States.

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