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I love Japan (Hello Kitty)
I love Japan - Hello Kitty - Ty Beanie Babies
Ty family: Beanie Babies
Style number: 40908
Variety: I love Japan
Animal: Cat
Exclusive to:  
Special category: Licensed
Birthday: none
Introduction date: April 13, 2011
Off order: September 20, 2013
Height: 6.5 inches
ST generation(s): 18
TT generation(s):  
Theme: Hello Kitty, Japan tsunami

SWING TAG (inside)

I love Japan (Hello Kitty) swing tag inside

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.

I love Japan Hello Kitty and Hope for Japan Beanie Boo

There is also a UK version of I love Japan, without the nurses cap.

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


Extra "Hello Japan" swing tag on the USA version of I love Japan Hello Kitty.

Hello Japan extra swing tag - front  Hello Japan extra swing tag - back

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