The new mascot character, "Toranomon" of the new Tokyo skyscraper complex Toranomon Hills has been receiving great response, and tons of people have already visited there to take a photo with Toranomon's statue.
A lot of AkihabaraNews readers liked our past coverage about Toranomon, too:
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Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".
Today is Kumamon's birthday! (a.k.a. the day when all of the Kyushu Shinkansen routes opened)
Kumamon meets Honda's small motorcycle series, Monkey. The collaboration motorbike Monkey Kumamon Version is going to be released on April 14. The exterior is colored with Kumomon's image color: black and red. Kumamon and Honda's logo are printed on the fuel tank. Red wheels are made in the motif of Kumomon's cheeks.