How a melancholy egg yolk conquered Japan


Gudetama, explained.

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When you think about the cuteness culture in Japan, the word “kawaii” comes to mind. The word, which signals more of a childlike sense of cute, came about in the 70s and it’s been used globally ever since. And Sanrio, the company that created Hello Kitty, has built an empire around the “kawaii” culture. Cuteness is a reaction. In Japan, the kawaii culture and concept is often linked to the country’s post-WWII years. The idea is that, because of its trauma and defeat, the country leaned into its vulnerability. Decades later— Sanrio’s new face of kawaii is an egg yolk with depression, questioning life. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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  1. When you came to look a kawaii egg yolk but learnt a history lesson on the effects of WW2 on Japan, which can’t even use for an answer on tomorrow’s test, but you still satisfied.

  2. I am lazier than gudetama and why am i not successful im a enraged

    I will get revenge by eating your family gudetama


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