TOKYO - Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!"
Sanrio character Hello Kitty pays a visit to the world's largest Sanrio character goods shop upon its opening in Tokyo, Oct 29, 2009.
The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over is, in fact, human.
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