Anpanman kid, with Anpanman sling bag
It seems like Anpanman is the most popular fictional character for Japanese kids since long time ago. However, I never heard of Anpanman when I was a kid. I don’t associate Japan with Anpanman.
I always associate Japan with Doraemon — another famous fictional character from Japan — perhaps because I saw it on TV. The show was (or still is?) aired every Sunday, 8AM. It was one of my favorite shows as a kid.
*Yamato-shi, Kanagawa, Japan