May 08, 2013
One of Japan's most popular anime characters will soon be traveling via snail mail rather than time machine. Japan Post Co. is set to issue a postal stamp set featuring...
March 26, 2013
Even Godzilla is no match for a robotic cat from the future, as the "Doraemon" film series surpassed the 100 million mark at the domestic box office since the first film was...
March 22, 2013
Doraemon, the time-traveling robotic cat, was named the most popular character among children in Japan in December 2012.
March 16, 2013
HAKONE, Kanagawa Prefecture--With the spring tourism season just around the corner, 100 life-size figures of the popular Doraemon character are greeting visitors at one of...
March 12, 2013
NEW DELHI--The government in Bangladesh has banned Hindi-dubbed broadcasts of the Japanese manga "Doraemon," citing fears that its explosive popularity will stop children from...
February 04, 2013
KAWASAKI--A museum dedicated to late manga artist Fujiko F. Fujio has undergone a facelift even though it only opened in September 2011.
October 04, 2012
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September 30, 2012
BEIJING--If any anime character can transcend political boundaries, it's the beloved futuristic robotic cat Doraemon that can make Chinese smile over a Japanese import.
September 17, 2012
TAKAOKA, Toyama Prefecture--Though he won't technically be "born" for another hundred years, the city of Takaoka has already begun celebrating the birthday of futuristic robot...
September 08, 2012
OKAYAMA--Fans of the long-running "Doraemon" manga-anime franchise have been flocking to an exhibition here that re-creates the "secret gadgets from the future" featured in the ...
September 05, 2012
A Kawasaki museum dedicated to the legacy of Fujiko F. Fujio, the late manga artist best known for the internationally popular "Doraemon" and "Perman" manga series, welcomed...
September 03, 2012
Even though the beloved robot cat Doraemon won't be born until 100 years from today, he has been delighting audiences in Japan and around the world for more than four decades.
August 27, 2012
Hong Kong's Harbor City is celebrating the birth of Doraemon, the robotic cat--100 years early.
July 28, 2012
After the first dinosaur footprints ever discovered in Japan were found in Kanna in rural Gunma Prefecture in 1985, the tiny town began promoting itself as a "dinosaur...
June 23, 2012
An exhibition at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo's Odaiba district will explore whether the technologies presented in manga like “Astro Boy” ...
March 20, 2012
The mobile gaming company DeNA Co. and the production company Robot Communications Inc. will release a social networking game based on the globally popular "Doraemon" manga and ...
September 02, 2011
Osamu Fujimura, the new chief Cabinet secretary, is known as the "Doraemon of Nagatacho" for his warm personality and ample figure.
August 23, 2011
A museum for works by the late Fujiko F. Fujio, the cartoonist who created the hugely popular Doraemon anime, will open Sept. 3 in a city close to Tokyo.
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