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Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 11:34 PM
AP In this October 30, 2014 photo, a model dressing as Japanese character Hello Kitty gestures to show the number '40' to 40-year-old Yuko Ishikawa at Sanrio Puroland, a theme park featuring Hello Kitty in Tokyo. When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. Come Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of 'cute-cool'. That is, Hello Kitty.