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Gudetama: The Lazy Egg That Japan Loves

Strange characters are not something new to Japan. Sanrio's anthropomorphic egg, affectionately named "Gudetama" which literally translates to 'Lazy Egg' in English is no exception.

Hello Kitty isn’t a cat?

A recent revelation that Hello Kitty isn't a cat has left people, including ourselves, scratching their heads.