Inauguration Ceremony of Anime Ambassador
March 19, 2008
- On March 19 (Wed), the inauguration ceremony of the Anime Ambassador took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, handed Doraemon a letter of assignment to inaugurate the character as Anime Ambassador.
- Then Mr. Koumura told Doraemon that he wished people around the world to know more about the positive side of Japan through Japanese anime that are universally popular, and he hoped Doraemon, as the Anime Ambassador, would travel around the world to introduce Japan.
- In response, Doraemon said, "I hope through my cartoons I will be able to convey to people overseas what ordinary Japanese people are thinking, what sort of life we are leading and what sort of future we are trying to create!"
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