Kunihiko Tsuji, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Sanrio, passed away Nov. 19 due to acute heart failure at the age of 61.
Tsuji was the son of Sanrio’s founder Shintaro Tsuji. He is survived by his father Shintaro, eldest son Tomokuni and wife Yuko.
Tsuji’s career at Sanrio spanned more than 35 years; he first joined the company in 1976. In addition to serving as COO and SEVP, a role he held since April 2010, he also served as president and representative director for eight of the company’s subsidiaries.
A wake and memorial service will be held Thursday and Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
HELLO KITTY DREAM LIGHT
Let Hello Kitty help get the little ones off to sleep at night. This Hello Kitty Dream Lite projects a starry sky and cute Hello Kitty face onto their ceiling and walls. Choose from three soothing light colors: amber, blue and green. Recommended for Ages 3 years and up.
If you happen to be flying to San Francisco this holiday season, make sure to check out the ‘Japanese Toys! From Kokeshi to Kaiju’ exhibition at the San Francisco International Airport.
This amazing exhibition by the SFO Museum captures the remarkable evolution of Japanese toys and includes a vintage Hello Kitty collection as well as a dress made entirely from hello Kitty plush.
The exhibition is on view in Terminal 3 at SFO until April 2014, click here for more info and check it out!
The 2014 Datemate is here and you can get one for FREE with a $30 purchase at a Sanrio Boutique store near you while supplies last.
Free tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Plush with $75 Purchase
Add $75 worth of item(s) to your shopping bag.
Enter LOVETKDK in the promotion code box on the shopping
bag page and click “Apply” next to the box.
Free gift must appear in your shopping bag for the promotion
to be valid.Click continue to proceed with checkout.
Enjoy your free gift!
*Offer Details: Free tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Plush with $75 purchase. Only merchandise will be applied towards purchase value. Gift card purchases do not apply. Cannot be combined with any other promotional code offer.
While supplies last and cannot be combined with any other offer. Must enter “LOVETKDK” on the shopping bag page and click “Apply” next to the promotion code box. Free gift will show up in your shopping bag. Design chosen at random. One gift per order. If the free gift does not show up in the shopping bag, the promotion code was entered incorrectly. Sanrio reserves the right to discontinue promotions at Sanrio.com at any time. All offers are not retroactive. Due to system limitations, changes to your order regarding promotions cannot be applied if proper procedures on this page are not followed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.