Japanese Ambassador-to-the World, Hello Kitty, tries to mellow out* China by selling fruity beer.
Say Hello Alcoholism with the official Hello Kitty Beer
io9.com | 2013sep
…new line of Hello Kitty beer just released in China. They're only half the alcohol content of regular beer, and come in six fruit flavors, including lemon-lime, passion fruit and banana.
A banana-flavored, half-alcoholic beer sounds like some kind of horrific torture device to me… I try not to drink beverages or eat food marketed by characters without mouths. It just seems unwise to me…
*China and Japan have hated each other for centuries. Right now they fighting over a bunch of bird-poop-covered rocks in the South China Sea next to Taiwan (3Yen / 2005-02-01) , but they are always squabbling over something.
. . • Chinese climb Mt Fuji & unfurl ‘Fuji belongs to China’ banner!’
. . . . (3Yen / 2012-10-05)
. . • China vs Japan, non-sequitur
. . . . (3Yen / 2009-09-27)
. . • Ishihara to build power plant 1,740km from downtown
. . . . (3Yen / 2005-02-01)
Tip of the hat to the Alternative Asian News TV Tube Online Videos & Photos Blog for this Hello Kitty beer story idea.