When Japan’s Foreign Ministry appointed the beloved character Doraemon as an “anime ambassador” to the world in 2008 (Wiki), I doubt he was thinking that he would end up being chained in front of a shopping center in China.
I also doubt that the Japanese Foreign Ministry would have thought harmless Doraemon would become persona non grata in China since he is, ″on a mission to corrupt the China’s youth (theguardian.com).″
A few of the many previous reports about Doraemon on the 3Yen include:
- Satanic, turncoat Doraemon (3Yen / 2014-07-23/)
- Fake ‘Doraemon’ busted (3Yen / 2007-06-01)
- Japan’s Doraemon Mint Set (3Yen / 2005-08-12)