Doraemon and ‘Cool Japan’
18, March, 2008 2 Comments
Now, ain’t that cool or what – Japan has recently announced that its newest ambassador is Doraemon, the much loved cartoon robotic cat that was created in 1969. Doraemon is known not just in Japan, but worldwide.
Doraemon will be Japan’s anime ambassador, and a Japanese official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs remarked, “by appointing Doraemon, we hope people in other countries will understand Japanese anime better and deepen their interest in Japanese culture.”
Doraemon’s role has been taken very seriously by the Japanese government that Doraemon, as represented by a person dressed as the earless, blue-and-white cat will get his official assignment letter from Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura in a ceremony!
For those who have not seen Doraemon, here’s a treat for you – the first episode of Doraemon.