THE FLOURISHING BUSINESS OF HEIDI

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Well over a hundred years since she was created, Heidi is still an ambassador for Swiss tourism. Every year over 150,000 people visit the town of Maienfeld, where Johanna Spyri’s stories were set. And now the Swiss National Museum has unveiled the “Heidi in Japan” exhibition to celebrate the success of the Japanese animated cartoon that helped Heidi rise to global fame.

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