I must admit that I didn't know who or what Doraemon was until I met Jimmy. Apparently, it's the cartoon hero of many Asian childhoods (except for mine).
The last time he went to Taiwan, he brought back three volumes of translated Doraemon manga, so I could appreciate it's awesomeness. Now that he's brought the beloved robot-cat-from-the-future to my attention, I notice Doraemon everywhere!
Anna the Red blogs about making Doraemon onigiri here. Kawaiiiiiiii!!