Get to Know the World Famous Dentsu
Dentsu has a huge influence on Japanese culture by deciding when, what, where and how things got promoted, as Dentsu owns stocks in different mass media conglomerates. But just how much do you know about this global powerhouse?
The 'Fury Road' of Ramen Curry Commercials
With a spiked kettle, explosions and a giant kicking foot—plus the requisite fire-spewing guitar—this instant curry commercial is post-apocalyptic insanity!
Namie Amuro & Masaharu Fukuyama Rock Asahi
Superstars Namie Amuro and Masaharu Fukuyama join forces to promote Asahi’s new beer, Asahi Super Dry Extra Hard.
4 Cool Corporate Field Trips for Families
As a kid, you probably went on fun field trips with your school, getting a chance to learn up-close about a particular company or area of the world. Give your children the same opportunity by taking them on a field trip to these four Tokyo offices.
Soccer vs. Samurai
What happens when you put a freestyle soccer champion in samurai armor and send him around the streets of Brazil? This—this is what happens.
5 Notable Songs from Japanese TV Commercials
If you find yourself humming a song in the middle of a packed train, your TV may be to blame!
The New Cardcaptor Sakura Trailer is Here!
The new animated installment of 'Cardcaptor Sakura' is to be released before the start of new TV series, bridging the gap between the old and new story arcs.
Satomi Ishihara in Subculture Mecca
Taking a break from her turns in 'Godzilla Resurgence' and 'Attack on Titan,' Satomi Ishihara heads to Nakano Broadway to check out Tokyo's No. 1 hotbed for collectibles.
'Last Jedi' Official Japanese Teaser Trailer!
While the Japanese version of the 'Last Jedi' teaser sadly doesn't have any extra footage as it sometimes does, we do get to see that Japan will be getting Episode VIII at the same time as everyone else! We're primed. Are you?
Movie Trailer: Sekigahara
Junichi Okada of J-pop group V6 stars in a new film adaptation of Sekigahara, the decisive battle that ended the Warring States Period in Japan.
Top 4 Globally Famous Japanese Advertisements
We've put together four of our favorite viral videos that garnered fans on an international level.
Bieber Meets PPAP—Bromance Ensues
Justin Bieber teams up with Piko Taro for a hilarious new Softbank commercial featuring pens, pineapples, apples and a whole school full of excited students.
'Lighthearted' Commercial Brings Family Closer
This award-winning commercial sees a father devote his life to becoming a firefly—with a twist we guarantee you won't see coming!
All About ADMT: Advertising Museum Tokyo
To commemorate the 100th birthday of Hideo Yoshida, the fourth CEO of Japanese advertising conglomerate Dentsu, an NPO group called Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation opened a museum in December 2002 dedicated to the history of advertising in Japan.
4 Commercials Perfect for Dog Lovers
Even without the puppy dog eyes, these Japanese commercials are incredibly effective. Get ready for a laugh, or perhaps a smile, while watching these dogs on camera.
Ghibli Artist's Bread Ad Will Melt Your Heart
A former Studio Ghibli animator has created a heartwarming new anime commercial to promote a pastry shop in Fukuoka. Just try not to get the feels!
5 Touching Japanese Ads You'll Need Tissue For
If you need a dose of J-Drama without the time to watch an entire series, these commercials may just give your tear ducts the exercise they need. Make sure you have tissues at the ready!
Why Are Japanese Commercials so Different?
It's no secret that Japanese commercials tend to be pretty different from what you might see in Europe or North America. But why? One piece of the puzzle can be found in the distinction between 'concept' and 'sizzle'!
Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad
Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.
Why Would Buddhas Battle for France?
Would you associate Buddha with France? Japanese people would! Cable network WOWOW uses some clever kanji association to drum up publicity for its 2017 French Open coverage.