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I love Japan (Hello Kitty, UK version)
I love Japan (Hello Kitty) UK version - cat - Ty Beanie Babies
Ty family: Beanie Babies
Style number: 40908
Variety: I love Japan (no nurses cap)
Animal: Cat
Exclusive to: Sold in the UK
Special category: Licensed
Birthday: none
Introduction date: August, 2011
Off order: September 20, 2013
Height: 6.5 inches
ST generation(s): 18UK
TT generation(s):  
Theme: Hello Kitty, Japan tsunami

SWING TAG (inside)

I love Japan (Hello Kitty) UK version - swing tag inside

UK TUSH TAG (front and back)

I love Japan (Hello Kitty) UK version tush tag front  I love Japan (Hello Kitty) UK version tush tag back

Ty donated one million dollars to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Japan after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

Two Ty collectibles were produced to help raise funds for Ty's donation; this I love Japan Hello Kitty Beanie Baby and a Beanie Boo named Hope for Japan.

The UK version of this Hello Kitty came without the nurses cap because laws in the UK restrict the use of the Red Cross emblem to official Red Cross business.

The UK version also shipped without the extra "Hello Japan, support our friends" tag that came with the USA version.

I love Japan (Hello Kitty) US (left and UK versions

In November 2011, an undocumented version of the I Love Japan Hello Kitty Beanie Baby escaped from Hong Kong and sought refuge in our Beanie sanctuary. She lost her swing tag during the escape but her tush tag appears to be authentic.

I Love Japan Hello Kitty mystery Beanie Baby