Fans of Hello Kitty at a convention to celebrate the character, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP Fans of Hello Kitty at a convention to celebrate the character, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
Fans of Hello Kitty at a convention to celebrate the character, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP

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How Hello Kitty and other Japanese pop culture icons conquered the world

Japan may no longer be ahead of the creative curve, writes Matt Alt in his new book, Pure Invention, but its influence on everything from comics to computer games has turned us all a little bit Japanese

Topic |   Japan
Fans of Hello Kitty at a convention to celebrate the character, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP Fans of Hello Kitty at a convention to celebrate the character, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
Fans of Hello Kitty at a convention to celebrate the character, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP
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