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Hello Kitty Becomes Ambassador To China

by ReverseHarem
May 19, 2008 7:19 PM | 57 Comments
The government of Japan announced that Hello Kitty is the new tourism ambassador to China and Hong Kong. Previously, eleven individuals have been named as tourism ambassadors, but Hello Kitty is the first fictional character to be given the honors. The character will be part of the "Visit Japan" program that has already given the country a 60% boost in foreign tourism since it started back in 2003. Organizers are hoping to increase tourism to 10 million people (from around 8 million people).

For more information: ANN

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Doraemon >>>> Hello Kitty

Jun 30, 2008 5:51 PM by Annisa

They must have been smoking something.

Jun 25, 2008 3:13 PM by LolitaDecay

As much as I love Hello Kitty, this is kinda weird. XD

Jun 25, 2008 7:33 AM by ChibiMilly

Hello Kitty won't make me want to visit any country. Haruhi on the other hand...

Jun 10, 2008 8:00 AM by Yitza

i want some loli with big squishy boobs for president


Jun 9, 2008 5:47 PM by Peralisc

Kitty is full of wonders. However, she'll be suffering from jetlag a lot owing to frequent flights between her home in London, England to China and Japan. 12.5hr flights are NOT fun.

Jun 8, 2008 2:21 AM by Meiling

O.O Hello Kitty the ambassador? OMG!!

Jun 3, 2008 11:54 AM by Rafi_

it would be pretty cool if hello kitty took over the world or japan. cuz well to me hello kitty is pretty cool

May 29, 2008 11:53 AM by danielLOVESjenn

Oh god this is just screwed up lol. XD

May 22, 2008 6:19 PM by ConfusedOwl

KawaiiObsessive said:

May 22, 2008 4:51 PM by Cookie-chan-


May 22, 2008 2:15 PM by colorful

Hahaha, oh wow.

May 22, 2008 4:35 AM by ShiChelle

They should've used Haruhi...

May 22, 2008 3:06 AM by B614BAAD8E7A6E10

Screw you haters, Hello Kitty is awesome.

May 21, 2008 3:08 PM by Niacinamide

I now have an uncontrollable urge to facepalm.

May 21, 2008 2:06 PM by Lucena

Hello Kitty would not convince me of visiting any place...

May 21, 2008 12:34 PM by magentaanbu

Well just as long as they're not promoting Doremon Vibrators to western countries we should be allright

May 21, 2008 4:13 AM by Ranivus

maybe she was just an artificial being^^
she cannot make decision was the fact rigth??

May 21, 2008 1:25 AM by KcireHikari88

wow really>^^

maybe i'll try to consider being an hello kitty fan soon^^

May 21, 2008 1:24 AM by KcireHikari88

the question is how is hello kitty going to be making decision...?

May 21, 2008 12:39 AM by bubblefire