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Japanese Toyota Ad With Dancing Gorilla Is So Preposterous, It's Actually Great Just try to look away

Imagine, if you will, "What Does the Fox Say." Now, picture Psy's "Gangnam Style" mating with it. Oh, and now throw in the Cadbury gorilla. Think adver-dance-ment. Got it? Good. Now press…

July 24, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

Japan Is Selling Zoo Jeans, Fashionably Ripped by Lions, Tigers and Bears Charity project is pretty wild

Fashion designers can be temperamental beasts, but this is ridiculous. Supporters seeking to raise funds to renovate the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan, have launched a brand billed as "the only…

July 10, 2014, 7:55 AM EDT

Droga5 Gets Into the Car Space Toyota FCV ads will roll out later this year

The plum task of unveiling the Toyota FCV—the automaker's entrée into the fuel cell car space—puts Droga5 into the automotive category for the first time. The hire also explains why the…

June 27, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

Giant Scavenger Hunt Scatters 707 Frames From a Mysterious Video in Ads All Over Japan The return of Haruhi

Happy hunting, indeed! A staggering 707 unique illustrations of Haruhi Suzumiya, the anime icon, have been hidden on billboards, in magazines, and even handed out on the street all around Japan.…

June 6, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

The Model in This Skin-Care Ad Looks Like a Teenager, but She's Actually 45 Japan's Masako Mizutani takes ad gig

Looks can be deceiving. That's certainly true of Masako Mizutani, Japan's so-called "Lady of Eternal Youth," who has resurfaced in an ad campaign for Asahi's Asta line of collagen powder,…

June 2, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Drunk People Passed Out in Japan Get Turned Into PSA Billboards While They Sleep Ambushed as a warning to others

Next time you're out at a bar tying one on, you might want to reconsider your choices—if you happen to be drinking in Japan.  Two agencies, Ogilvy & Mather and Geometry…

May 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

This Deeply Emotional Ad for a Japanese Music Store Will Definitely Strike a Chord A father's wedding gift, revealed through memories

Need a new reason to cry at weddings? Tosando, a Japanese company that offers musical instruments and lessons, is pleased to oblige with this intense, time-tripping tear-jerker. The short film tells…

April 25, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

This Japanese Vitaminwater Ad Set in New York City Is So, So Bizarre With music from Das Racist's Heems

It's usually off-putting when inanimate objects have faces, but in this new Japanese Vitaminwater commercial, which features a person with a boom box for a head and spinning turntable eyes,…

April 11, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

MetLife Changes Yankee Stadium Outfield Sign to Appeal to Japanese Audience Insurer knows baseball is big in Japan

What do the New York Yankees and Japan have in common? Well, there’s definitely baseball, to which many international fans, as well as new pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and players Hiroki Kuroda…

April 10, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

There's a Tiny, Adorable, Rather Messy Kitchen in Each Bottle of This Japanese Drink Miniature artwork showcases Kirin's 'Kitchens of the World'

If you want a drink that tastes like an entire kitchen, Japanese beverage marketer Kirin might suggest its Salt and Fruit soda. A new spot from the brand features a…

April 8, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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