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Japanese Toy Company moulds a doll of Donald Trump.

A Japanese doll company, Kyugetsu Co Ltd, has made a traditional Japanese doll modeled after U.S. President Donald Trump. The Trump doll, clad in a gold and black kimono with a golden-haired head, was unveiled on

Thursday by  a maker of traditional “hina” dolls for the March 3 holiday (Girls Day) which is a holiday meant to celebrate the health and happiness of girls.

This has raised eyebrows among some Tokyo shoppers. Some customers expressed surprise at the company’s decision to include a Trump doll among its four new offerings for Girls Day.

The day is usually celebrated by families who decorate their homes with an elaborate set of the 60 cm (2 ft) high dolls to wish their daughters health and happiness.

Debbie Walker, a tourist from Ohio who was buying a set of dolls for her newborn granddaughter, said the Trump doll was not appropriate given his comments about women that emerged during the U.S. election last year.

”Yes, he is not for women or little girls, so I do not support him,” said Walker.

Saori Baba, a 38-year-old mother of a baby girl, said she had watched Japanese television reports about Trump’s vulgar comments and it made her uncomfortable.

“I think his sexist remarks in public give an impression that we women are looked down upon. I hope he won’t make such comments anymore in public,” Baba said.

Each year, Kyugetsu creates “hina” dolls modeled on four influential people, two athletes and two politicians. The 2017 offering includes Yuriko Koike, the first female governor of Tokyo.

Hisatoshi Yokoyama, senior vice president of Kyugetsu, defended the decision to add Trump to this year’s collection.

“There is talk about his derogatory comments about women, but we made this in the hope that he will make the world better,” he said.

Last year, the company displayed a doll of Hillary Clinton as one of the “new leaders” expected to guide the world in 2016.

 

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