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Meet the Cute Official Mascots of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo!

As with any other Olympic event, there would be official mascots to help celebrate the games, and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have recently announced theirs. As expected, they are cute! The two mascots are the creations of Ryo Taniguchi, a Japanese character designer and illustrator born in 1974. The Olympic Games…

Check Out San-X’s New Character and Its Limited Edition Giant Soft Toy!

If you have been living here in Japan for a number of years, you’re sure to know by now how Japan takes it creativity a step further. But if you’re still new to the country, you’ll gradually come to notice the significant amount of effort most establishments put into promoting their brand. One common form…

Meet Sui Kizakura- Akita Prefecture’s Newest and Cutest Mascot!

Akita is a mountainous prefecture in Japan which is popular for its beautiful hot springs and rich nature. However, its declining birthrate has caused a stir in the prefecture’s future in the agricultural industry. In an attempt to attract younger people to visit or reside there, a new mascot is being introduced. Her name is…

Love Funassyi? Then Check Out the Funassyi Cafe at Fukuoka Parco!

Want to grab a bite of the popular character Funassyi? Well you’re in luck! The mascot’s cafe is opening soon and will be offering a new menu to those who love the pear character! So if you’re in Fukuoka, then head down to the Funassyi Cafe! Who is Funassyi? news.walkerplus.com/ Funassyi is a popular mascot…

Meet the Cute and Creepy Mascots of Beautiful Nara City!

Yuru-chara (ゆるキャラ) are mascot characters which are used to promote pretty much everything in Japan. These mascots are all over the place, promoting everything from cities and regions to products, chains and restaurants. Even the Immigration Bureau of Japan has its own cute character. Since 2010, there has been a yearly Yuru-chara Grand Prix to…

Meet the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Unusual Mascot!

Due to Japan’s obsession with cuteness, even serious things are not excluded from being handled in a cute manner. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Prevention Task Force has been introducing their cute female dog mascot on their Twitter account since 2013. The mascot is called Tewatasanaiinu which is a combination of the words “tewatasanai” (not…

3 Cute Japanese Mascots of Not–So–Cute Organisations

Japan is undeniably a country featuring hundreds or even thousands of characters nad mascots. Whether be from Japanese anime or video games, some of these characters are a hit and even made it outside of Japan. Aside from those characters, there are also grand prix competitions to rank the most famous characters or mascots representing…

Who’s that lovable Black Bear we can see everywhere in Kumamoto?

Despite the bears name being derived from his hometown of Kumamoto, Kumamon is no small-time mascot unknown out of his city of origin. Kumamon products can be seen all over Japan; from humble beginnings, this big, black bear has risen to fame with a popularity that continues to grow. So who is Kumamon, and why…

Get to know the history behind Sega’s Sonic

Mascots in Japan In Japan, mascots are crucial when it comes to comany’s success. A mascot is like a slogan, it will be remembered and is a representative of the whole company. Where the naked baby doll called ‘kewpie’ is used for Kewpie Corporation, which is a Japanese food manufacturer, especially famous for its mayonnaise,…