Christine R. Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific recently told The Los Angeles Times: “Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature.”

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