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World’s first Hello Kitty hospital opens in Taiwan

Hello Kitty hospital opens in Taiwan.
Hello Kitty hospital opens in Taiwan. Image by Cheon Fong Liew / CC BY-SA 2.0

The first-ever hospital themed around the Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty has opened in Taiwan. The Hao Sheng Hospital, a maternity and postpartum care centre in Yuanlin, has decked itself out in paraphernalia relating to the popular cartoon, including staff uniforms, bedding, wallpaper and infant blankets. The hospital obtained permission from Sanrio, Hello Kitty’s parent company, to use the theme to gain a competitive edge among the rising number of materinity centres in Taiwan. Read more: shanghaiist.com