Where is Hello Kitty from?

Where is Hello Kitty from?

Every time I think I understand exactly what Hello Kitty actually is, I find out something new that twists my brain into a new knot. 

She never has a mouth but somehow talks in cartoons. She is both a fictional character and an entire brand. She’s friends with frogs AND penguins. Think about any of these things too long, and your brain will turn to goo.

Created in the mid-70s, it also shocked me to learn that the character of Kitty has a robust backstory, including the place where she was born. Where is the character of Hello Kitty from?

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