Loquacious High Five, Doraemon!

doraemon2.jpgSo the following is getting my High Five of the week, partially because it’s kind of cool, but mostly because it’s just more evidence the Japanese are crazy …

And every once in a while, I think even crazy should get its due.

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs – in an effort to educate the world about Japanese culture, lifestyle, customs, and anime cartoons – created a special “anime ambassador” post.

And whom did they appoint?

Well, it wasn’t really “whom”, technically …

But Doraemon – a robotic cat which has been a cultural icon since “his” creation almost 40 years ago – has been tapped for the job, to spread the word about anime and, by extension, understanding Japanese culture, as well as access to all the red-bean pancakes he can eat.

Honestly, how many cartoons have YOU heard of, getting plumb government posts like that?


Y’know, maybe I’m taking the wrong approach with my career. Perhaps what I should be doing is getting someone to make an anime cartoon about me, so that I can become a cultural staple, and then eventually score a prestigious job.

But really, I can’t top this. Can anyone?

Well played, Doraemon.


3 thoughts on “Loquacious High Five, Doraemon!

  1. Cinders says:

    Hello! Happy Easter, btw. You know Doreamon is actually VERY famous in Japan! I had no clue who he was until months after I got there. And my students tried to educate me on him by drawing pictures of him and explaining. Everyone there loves him…Not quite sure why cuz I’ve never seen an episode, but there are stuffed dolls of him everywhere…(shrug) Oh, and I saw a big blow up display with him in it once…

  2. dicampbell says:

    I figured he was very famous, given he’s a cultural icon in Japan and all … but then again, I don’t know why I’m surprised.

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