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Japan Society exhibit says goodbye to Hello Kitty

In a catalog essay for a new exhibition at the Japan Society, curator David Elliott talks about a pervasive anxiety in Japanese culture. He links it to Japan's history as the only nation to endure an atomic bombing and to its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which makes the archipelago susceptiFull story

Hello Kitty hits the bottle

‘Glee’ star on ‘Hello Kitty’ donation

Hello Kitty helps calm moms at Taiwan hospital

What to do when your luggage goes missing

The last bag — even the hideous, pink Hello Kitty suitcase — has been claimed off the baggage carousel, and yours is nowhere to be found. Here are some tips on how to deal. Full story

From stars to Hello Kitty: all at new Tokyo terminal

TOKYO (Reuters Life!) - Fancy a look at the stars while waiting for your flight? How about a slot-car race, strolling through an old-time Japanese street, or shopping at a Hello Kitty store? Full story

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Anime erotic subculture goes mainstream

Hello Kitty named Japan tourism ambassador


  Hello Kitty – an appointed official?

May 21: The Japanese Transportation Minister officially named the cartoon character Hello Kitty as Japan’s tourism minister to China and Hong Kong.

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