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Why there’s a DOGE statue in Japan! Here’s why… | Japan Station 119

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On this episode of Japan Station, we learn about the new statue of the famous Kabosu the shibainu (a.k.a. Doge) that was erected in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Are you ready to go on “the Doge Pilgrimage?”

Topics Discussed

  • About the history of Kabosu the Shibainu and the Doge meme
  • About the process of creating the Doge statue that is in Sakura City in Chiba Prefecture near Narita Airport
  • About how the creation of the Doge statue was funded
  • How the Own the Doge organization created the bronze Doge statue
  • About connecting and communicating with the mayor of Sakura City in Chiba Prefecture
  • About the Own the Doge organization
  • About Atsuko Sato
  • About auctioning off the couch seen in the original photo used in the Doge meme
  • About the big unveiling ceremony of the Doge statue in November of 2023
  • About John Monarch’s (creator of the Doge meme) role in the Own the Doge and Bronze Doge pprojects
  • About creating International DOGE Day
  • About the upcoming Doge documentary
  • About auctioning off the Doge couch
  • And much more

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