PICTURE OF THE DAY
Japan's most lovable anime character, Doraemon, also a favourite among Thai people, was a special ambassador for Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Just what role the famously earless robotic cat from the future might have in Olympic events is still anyone's guess. For now all we know is that Tokyo's governor has vowed that the 2020 Games _ more than half a century after Tokyo's first games in 1964 _ will boost the country's economy.
The Land of the Rising Sun probably doesn't need the games to encourage
Thais to visit _ since short-term visa-free access was introduced, several airlines have reported fully booked flights from Thailand to Japan.
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- Writer: Sithikorn Wongwudthianun