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Hello Kitty gets new boss after 60 years

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:53 PM

Coincidentally, the new boss shares his birthday with Hello Kitty – November 1 – but is 14 years younger

SANRIO. Hello Kitty goods are displayed at a Sanrio shop in Tokyo, Japan, on October 17, 2014. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

EU fines Hello Kitty owner Sanrio for limiting online sales

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Sanrio is ordered to pay a fine of 6.2 million euros ($6.9 million)

TO GO WITH STORY: Japan-society-brand-culture-HelloKitty,FEATURE by Miwa Suzuki This picture taken on October 17, 2014 shows Hello Kitty goods being displayed at a Sanrio shop in Tokyo. The now middle-aged Kitty is licensed to appear on everything from sundries and clothing to electronics and aircraft -- sex toys are a myth -- in 130 countries and territories. First released in 1974 and appearing on a coin purse the following year, Kitty is far from just kids stuff these days. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP)

Hello Kitty hits Hollywood with planned film debut

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:19 PM

The film is a first in the character's 45-year history

HELLO KITTY. The adorable feline character will soon star in a Hollywood film. Image courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 2, 2018

Jul 02, 2018 - 9:57 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

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All aboard! Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The bullet train will run for the next 3 months between the western cities of Osaka and Fukuoka

This handout picture taken on June 25, 2018 and released by West Japan Railway on June 26, 2018 shows a Shinkansen train adorned with special livery bearing popular character Hello Kitty, at the Hakata car maintenance centre in Fukuoka prefecture. Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek "Hello Kitty" bullet train, complete with special carriages festooned with images of the global icon from Japan, has been unveiled before chugging into service this week starting June 25. / AFP PHOTO / West Japan Railway / Handout / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / West Japan Railway" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Here are the best places to get these 7 coffee drinks

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:15 PM

However you like your coffee, there's a place out there for you

WATCH: Manila's first Hello Kitty Cafe is both pretty and yummy

Aug 01, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Eat drink and take lots of photos at this new cafe in BGC

HELLO, KITTY. Sanrio's famous cartoon kitty is in every dish they serve at this cafe. Photo by Vernise Tantuco/ Rappler

Ex-Japan policeman breaks records with Hello Kitty collection

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:07 PM

The 67 year old owns over 5 000 Hello Kitty themed items

NUMBER ONE FAN. Retired Japanese police officer Masao Gunji poses with his Hello Kitty collection at his pink-painted Hello Kitty house in Yotsukaido, Chiba prefecture. Photo by Yoko Akiyoshi/ AFPBB News/ AFP

Hello Kitty Cafe to open in Manila – reports

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Get ready for Hello Kitty themed pasta doughnuts cakes and more

HELLO KITTY DOUGHNUTS. A Hello Kitty Cafe is set to open at Uptown Mall BGC. Screengrab from Instagram/hellokittylovesphilippines

Hello Kitty akan hadir di Indonesia Comic Con 2015

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Indonesia Comic Con digelar di Jakarta Convention Center pada 14 15 November 2015

Indonesia Comic Con akan penuhi minat penggemar komik, kartun, dan budaya populer di Jakarta. Foto dari Facebook

McDonald's recalls Hello Kitty whistles in North America

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:40 PM

The whistle in the Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy can detach posing a choking and breathing hazard to young children

A view of a McDonald's fast food restaurant neon sign in New York City, New York, USA, 18 October 2013. Justin Lane/EPA

Netizens celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th birthday

Nov 01, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Hello Kitty fans show how much they love her

November 1 in history

Nov 01, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Apart from the dead and the blessed history shows that there are other important milestones in the past that are also worth commemorating on November 1

#PugadBaboy: Hello Doggie 3

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Hello Doggie 2

Sep 01, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Hello doggie

Aug 30, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Hello doggie punchline 2

Aug 30, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Hello doggie punchline 3

Aug 30, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

Aug 29, 2014 - 1:26 AM

Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold brand owner Sanrio says on its website

Hello Kitty on space mission

Aug 15, 2014 - 4:48 PM

There s nothing Hello Kitty can t do

Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Website servers crashed in Singapore after Hello kitty fans raged to get their hands on limited edition toys from a fast food chain

Entertainment wRap: Snowden, J.Lo, Hello Kitty

Jun 30, 2013 - 9:27 PM

Gaga over J Lo in Turkmenistan and Hello Kitty in Singapore

BIRTHDAY TREAT. J.Lo shakes it up in Turkmenistan

How do you make an indie film?

Jul 20, 2012 - 10:57 AM

When two creatives and friends join forces the result is a project worth watching

RAMON DE VEYRA AND Marie Jamora on the set of their movie 'Ang Nawawala (What Isn't There).' Photo by Everywhere We Shoot