Friday, May 15, 2015

Kumamon was on HBO

Although mascots are popular all over the world. I can say without a doubt that Japan loves mascots more than most. 

HBO is a very popular television network in the United States. They offer many different TV shows and movies to audiences all over the world. One of their more popular programs is a news program called Last Week Tonight

During the last episode of Last Week Tonight, a 5 minute segment of the show was dedicated to Japanese mascots. 

According to Last Week Tonight, there are currently over 1,500 mascots in Japan. Also, the show stated that Kumamon has helped create over 1 billion dollars of revenue over two years for Kumamoto prefecture. 1 Billion dollars! That's a lot of money! 

The video clip is a bit difficult to understand, I think that most students will find it to be very interesting. 

What I think is so interesting about this video is just how much effort was put in to create the show itself and all the "new" mascots that were introduced. Enjoy!    (Mike)