The new star at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has been named Xiang Xiang, the kanji for which can mean either "fragrance" or "popular" in Chinese.

After months of waiting and a record-breaking number of suggestions, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Monday announced the name of the female giant panda cub born in June at Japan's oldest zoo.

Cameras flashed as the panda's name appeared on a television monitor during a news conference at Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters.