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Japanese Cabinet Office Reports Hatsune Miku

by dtshyk
Apr 6, 2009 8:58 AM | 14 Comments
The Cabinet Office of Japanese Government released an online PR magazine "Highlighting JAPAN" March 2009 issue. Among the articles presenting the diplomatic activities and the new policy of the education, a character VOCALOID Hatsune Miku was reported as a virtual idol.

Highlighting JAPAN March issue
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They praised it as a revolutionary software and emphasized that the creations of the amateur users triggered the popularity.

Source: PR Office of Japanese Government

14 Comments Recent Comments

miku <3

Apr 7, 2009 2:04 AM by Corpse69

Leandra said:
Miku ftw~

qft.

Apr 6, 2009 6:38 PM by Hakua

Miku ftw~

Apr 6, 2009 5:56 PM by Ramen

MIKU FTW~!

I wish american schools were more fun >_>

Apr 6, 2009 5:52 PM by Cookie-chan-

YumeNoTsuzuki said:
woah. go miku.
Though i don't quite understand the whole VOCALOID hype.
I mean i know the software is cool and all that.. but people drawing fan art of Miku and Kaito.. is well a bit weird.


People do it for anime, manga, video games, and even novels, I dont see how its weird at all :P

Apr 6, 2009 4:48 PM by Icy-nee-san

Go Hatsune Miku!

Apr 6, 2009 3:11 PM by Kira01

LonerGoth said:
she isn't and never will be 21 years old.


Aww man.....

Apr 6, 2009 2:55 PM by iTom

another great win!

Apr 6, 2009 2:01 PM by pdf4

The new world wide known, japanese digital mascot is beeing born (maybe)?

Apr 6, 2009 1:40 PM by 3rr0R

ladyxzeus said:
kisami said:
now see, this would encourage kids to actually enjoy the education system hehe.

I think kids there already enjoy it.

If anything that looked like a "doll" appeared our education system it would be ripped apart and laughed off till consequent death. Some things simply don't work in some places.


I believe you mean idol, and Miku, Hatsune is an Idol that won't age, grow up, have kids, but on the other hand, is fully manipulatable, she isn't and never will be 21 years old.

Apr 6, 2009 11:12 AM by LonerGoth

kisami said:
now see, this would encourage kids to actually enjoy the education system hehe.

I think kids there already enjoy it.

If anything that looked like a "doll" appeared our education system it would be ripped apart and laughed off till consequent death. Some things simply don't work in some places.

Apr 6, 2009 11:03 AM by ladyxzeus

now see, this would encourage kids to actually enjoy the education system hehe.

Apr 6, 2009 10:16 AM by kisami

woah. go miku.
Though i don't quite understand the whole VOCALOID hype.
I mean i know the software is cool and all that.. but people drawing fan art of Miku and Kaito.. is well a bit weird.

Apr 6, 2009 10:06 AM by YumeNoTsuzuki

The NEW SHAPE of Education (PDF) part of the site is amazing. Makes me wonder why American school are gay and not fun.

Apr 6, 2009 9:58 AM by iTom