PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she's got news! Listen 5 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/397782/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The Japanese American National Museum will be opening an exhibit highlighting the 40-year rise of Hello Kitty. And the well known white Kitty has one thing to make clear to the world.