Press Releases

Visit Japan with Hello Kitty


Visit Japan with Hello Kitty


New York, NY, September 5, 2012: As the country of high technology and efficiency, Japan launches a special Japan tourism application for iPhone. World's most famous feline character Hello Kitty becomes the tour guide on iPhone, presenting local tourist landmarks.

This is the introduction of Japan Tourism Agency's Visit Japan project to promote tourism, and they have finalized the collaboration with SANRIO Co., Ltd., the creator of Hello Kitty to produce Visit Japan with HELLO KITTY, the iPhone app that runs with GPS and the camera functions. The app covers all 47 prefectures of Japan, featuring 53 Hello Kitty characters in special costume representing each prefecture that provides local tourist information. The app's camera function enables users to insert the Hello Kitty in their photos, and post to social network directly from iPhone.

The app is designed to spread the images and experience through digital social media and raise more attention and interest in Japan tourism. The app is available to download for free on the iTunes AppStore by March 31, 2013. Japan Tourism Agency is considering similar promotion collaborations with other international brands originated in Japan.

 

For more information contact:
Nori Akashi, Public Relations Manager
nakashi@jntonyc.org

Information is provided as a courtesy to users of this website. Though the JNTO endeavors to ensure the information is accurate, users of the information are to act on such using their own judgement and at their own risk. Neither the JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.


HERITAGE

Heritage

INDULGENCE

Indulgence

GOURMET

Gourmet

SKI IN JAPAN

SKI IN JAPAN

MODERN ART

Modern Art

POP CULTURE

Pop Culture

JAPAN TOUR PACKAGE

JAPAN TOUR PACKAGE SPECIAL

HEART OF HOKKAIDO

HEART OF HOKKAIDO

CRUISE

CRUISE

STOP OVER

STOP OVER

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

AFFORDABLE TIPS

AFFORDABLE TIPS

follow usfacebookTwitterPinterest

Japan Monthly Web Magazine Japan Blossoms





Cruise







Travel Zoo



Discover the spirit of Japan

Japan Blossoms in 2013
Japan Tohoku and North Kanto
Region Travel Guide