Can Doraemon save JAL?

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Doraemon movie franchise, Japan Airlines will begin operating the “Doraemon Jet” — a Boeing 777-300 decorated with vibrant images of Doraemon characters — on domestic routes.

But can this robotic cat from the future save the cash-strapped airline? Well, we hope so.

JAL, Asia’s biggest carrier, is reportedly set to file for bankruptcy protection on January 19, and later shed more than 15,000 jobs, about a third of its workforce.

Aside from the Doraemon Jet, JAL will also launch Doraemon-themed tours, as well as a Doraemon kids’ corner at airports and limited-edition Doraemon merchandise through their in-flight catalog.

[via Pink Tentacle]