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Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

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By Minami Funakoshi

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Let's promote high tech industry and engineer economic growth with, Hello Kitty?

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I am so happy that my taxes go to funding Hello Kitty. Thank God they were not wasted on something stupid like Defense, homelessness, child welfare or debt reduction.

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I was excited by the headline. Hopefully, once being launched into space, we will never have to be inflicted with Kitty again here on Earth. I wonder how much the corporation spent to fund this stellar advertising project.

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Is it worth 1 billion yen from tax revenue? Sanrio must have paid cost of the meaningless mission..

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And may she stay there!!!!

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I move that a better idea would be to send the government and bureaucracy to space, and relieve Japan of the burden they constantly impose on this poor country.

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Japan’s ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.

How much is this costing? I can't believe priorities in Japan

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They also used special paint to coat the Hello Kitty mascot to protect it from UV rays, cosmic rays and vacuum space.

What a relief! Imagine if she came back with a tan... it just wouldn't do...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Should have sent Domo.

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Now, now, I am glad Tokyo has the priorities right. Kitty-chan is far more important than the falling economy, Article 9, China and Korea problems, an ageing and shrinking population, and Fukushima. Come on now - chant with me - cute, cute, cute ...

I miss the Beautiful Japan days.

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Of course, who else ?

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Why Hello Kitty? Do they want to promote science to kid girls?

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I agree with @gogogo

This "government-funded mission" is a waste of money... There must be better ways to use it...

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'Japan's ambassador of cute'. I can feel my teeth rotting just reading such syrupy nonsense.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Hello Kitty! Good bye credibility!

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Goodbye Kitty. You have my permission to stay there forever.

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