Hello Kitty fans in Japan will have more reasons to celebrate as new themed hotel rooms featuring the beloved Sanrio character are opening.
Bright Pink Rooms: Situated in the Asakusa neighborhood in Tokyo, the Asakusa Tobu Hotel will feature two distinct styles of rooms dedicated to Hello Kitty when it opens in October.
Japanese appliance manufacturer Zojirushi and its U.S. branch Zojirushi America are releasing a limited-edition Hello Kitty rice cooker and stainless mug as part of the character’s 60th anniversary.
The Zojirushi x Hello Kitty Automatic Rice Cooker & Warmer, which is exclusive only in the U.S. and Canada, was available through the official website and Amazon, according to CNET. It is currently unavailable for purchase online.
Hello Kitty founder Shintaro Tsuji is passing the torch to his 31-year-old grandson Tomokuni Tsuji as he steps down as CEO of Sanrio at the age of 92.
Tsuji will retire from his position effective July 1, but will remain as Sanrio’s chairman, according to the statement released on June 12 via CNN.
McDonald’s Singapore has something special in store for Hello Kitty lovers.
After recently treating customers with a collection of limited edition loungewear, the American fast-food chain is now launching an exclusive Hello Kitty carrier.
Balenciaga unveiled leather handbags sporting the iconic feline Hello Kitty at the recent Paris Fashion Week.
Available in pink, white, and black, the bags feature the character’s ears, whiskers and signature red bow. The models presented the bags with a black satin-like material with the brand’s name in white cursive peeking from the top.
Reebok and Sanrio have announced a collaboration project with a limited-edition Hello Kitty x Reebok Instapump Fury OG.
The limited sneakers, which were made available in Japan on September 23, features the company’s iconic character Hello Kitty and its other character, the lethargic Gudetama, according to Hypebae.
A Malaysian man got an unexpectedly cute surprise after checking into a Hello Kitty-themed room that his wife booked for him and his friend.
Amy Medusa, a videographer and photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discovered he was pranked on Twitter on July 9, World of Buzz reported. Medusa posted images of vibrant pink walls, Hello Kitty drawings, and plush toys plastered all around the room he was sharing with a friend.
Hello Kitty, arguably the world’s most recognizable cats, is set to star in her own Hollywood film.
The iconic character, created by Sanrio, will be making its English-language feature film debut in a production by New Line Cinema and FlynnPictureCo, Variety reports.
After the release of the super cute bullet train that ran from Osaka to Fukuoka last summer, West Japan Railway Co. Ltd revealed its next collaboration plan to release another Hello Kitty bullet train.
The new line, which is a makeover of the Kansai-Airport Express Haruka, will connect the airport to Kyoto, according to This Is Insider.
Meet Logan, a 28-year-old Uber driver based in Los Angeles.
For a few months now, he’s been hitting the streets with the aptly-named “Super Fast Uber,” a 700-horsepower SUV that’s quite the head-turner.
Sanrio has a special treat for Hello Kitty fans visiting Japan this summer with the launch of custom-designed trains featuring the beloved feline character.
The new line of limited edition Hello Kitty shinkansen, connecting Osaka and Fukuoka, was unveiled on June 30, CNN reports.
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