Tag - hello-kitty



Japan Times
Aug 7, 2015
Hello Kitty joins cast of celebs offering Aug. 15 peace messages
As the entire nation gears up for the 70th anniversary of the day Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, various celebrities are lending their support for sending out messages of peace. The latest big name is Hello Kitty, Sanrio Co.'s globally popular character.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
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.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2015
Dempagumi.inc mew-ves into the world of Hello Kitty
Anti-itch cream and Hello Kitty may seem like an unlikely pairing, but these days it seems that cat can sell anything. This time, however, she has enlisted Akihabara-based idol group Dempagumi.inc to help.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2014
Sanrio's 'Nutcracker' offers visual experience in 3-D
For anyone raised in the West, the year-end holidays in Japan can be a jarring experience, at least for the uninitiated. Decorated trees, illuminated boulevards and carols in convenience stores coincide with Colonel Sanders statuettes remade into Santa Claus and mini-skirted chorus girls in reindeer...
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2014
Holiday gifts they'll cherish from cover to cover
As the holiday season rolls around, it's time to dash about in a mad panic in search of gifts that say "I've given this one some thought, honest." Or you can just let us do the thinking for you, with gift suggestions from our regular book reviewers — tailor-made for the Japanophile reader.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Nov 14, 2014
I am Hello Kitty, hear me roar
The world-famous Hello Kitty has hit the big 40. To celebrate such a major milestone, Pioneer Electronics have come up with a new portable sound system in collaboration with the birthday queen.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 1, 2014
Hello Kitty: still fabulous at 40
Who is only five apples high and has no mouth — yet is one of the country's biggest cultural ambassadors?
Jul 3, 2014
Sisters caught trying to steal ¥76,000 worth of Hello Kitty goods
Two sisters in their 20s were arrested Thursday for attempting to steal Hello Kitty goods from a supermarket in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2014
Sanrio takes big risk with new strategy
Hello Kitty is having a midlife crisis.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
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 and education to the...
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2014
Hello Kitty: Delicious!
The latest Hello Kitty comic from Viz Media's Perfect Square imprint is a simple yet fun escape for young children enamoured with Japan's most recognizable feline.
Jan 4, 2014
Here's eyeing Japan 2014 — warts an' all
"To know the future, look at the past," is a familiar Buddhist aphorism. However, it's also said that a prophet isn't honored in his hometown — which is why I live in Tokyo. As we ride into the Year of the Horse, I thought I'd canter awhile through times to come and report back on what I found. My...
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2013
Pink Globalization
Pink Globalization, by Christine R. Yano, Duke University Press
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2013
Cute craving a cash cow for Hello Kitty creator
Tanya Stanich, a 43-year-old lawyer, clutched a handful of pink and black Hello Kitty notebooks at Sanrio Co.'s store in Manhattan's Times Square and touched a sequined bag adorned with the face of a cartoon cat.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 23, 2013
Austria first: Hello Kitty shop opens in Vienna
The first official Hello Kitty shop in Austria opened Thursday in a shopping mall in Vienna.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 29, 2012
Ekitame — coming to a station near you soon?
In Japan's new shopping trend, the destination might be the train station itself.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 3, 2011
The busy lives of Japan's super furry creatures
When first-time visitors arrive in Japan, a few things they may notice right off the bat include the juxtaposition of the high-tech and the ancient, the unfailing politeness of locals, and a curious fixation with cuteness — to wit, all the cute mascots that promote regions, historic sites, local specialties...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 1, 2009
Cheburashka set to topple Kitty-chan?
When it comes cute, big-headed money-makers, Cheburashka might give Hello Kitty a run for her money.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 28, 2009
Ka-ching and bling for Hello Kitty at 35
The queen of kawaii, Hello Kitty, celebrates her 35th birthday this year with global events, new products and a bit of bling.


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