While I'm not sure of the legally in reproducing this image, I was rather amused by the Japanese-influenced Chinese New Year email-card Mouse sent me:
Ironic that the cat doesn't appear in the Chinese zodiac and it's because of the rat. And both appear in this picture. See? It's all about tearing down walls and bringing together all peoples into one big squishy hug.
Nah, it's all about Sanrio taking over the world starting with Kitty being plastered on every single thing possible. Sucker that I am, I buy it too.