Japan's New Ambassador: Doraemon, the Robot Cat!

Japan has just appointed a new ambassador: Doraemon the robot cat!

Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura appointed the cat an "anime ambassador," handing a human-sized Doraemon doll an official certificate at an inauguration ceremony, along with dozens of "dorayaki" red bean pancakes
— his favorite dessert — piled on a huge plate.

Komura told the doll, with an unidentified person inside, that he hoped he would widely promote Japanese animated cartoons, or "anime."

Link (Photo: Itsuo Inouye / AP) - Thanks Sal!

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Nothing unique, other countries have cultural icons. Nice to see something different for a change, and doraemon has been around forever. Way better than fighting wars.
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