Posts Tagged ‘Sanrio’

Breaking: EU Fines ‘Hello Kitty’

July 11, 2019

Breaking: EU Fines 'Hello Kitty'

The parent company of the ‘Hello Kitty’conglomerate was fined $7 million by the EU’s antitrust commission for resticting sales of the fab feline‘s merchandise in different countries within the European bloc for the last 11 years.

More:

“Hello Kitty’s Parent Company Fined $6.9 Million by E.U.,” Geneva Abdul, New York Times

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Hello Kitty in Space!

August 18, 2014

Hello Kitty in Space!

Japanese novelty manufacturer Sanrio has put a 1.6-inch-tall Hello Kitty figure into space on board a Hodoyoshi-3 satellite to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the fictional feline’s introduction.

Of course, this isn’t Kitty’s first space trip. Last year Lauren Rojas of Antioch, California launched Hello Kitty 93,625 feet into space as a seventh grade science fair project.

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Hello Kitty Studies

October 4, 2013

Hello Kitty Studies
“How might we think with and through an object like Hello Kitty? What kinds of structures of feeling does Hello Kitty enable? What does Hello Kitty, in effect, do in the private worlds of her fans, as well as in the larger public world of global goods?”

Christine YanoPink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, quoted in “Cat Power,” Ben Gabriel, The New Inquiry

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