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McDonald’s officially reprimanded by Japanese government for misleading “roast beef” ads

The meat in the 4.9-million Tokyo Roast Beef Burgers and Muffins McDonald’s sold wasn’t quite what people were expecting from their commercials.

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Japanese advertising company selling space on young women’s armpits, recruiting models【Photos】

Hopefully those ads are waterproof.

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Tokyo Electric Power Company airs first commercial since Fukushima disaster, creates new mascot

After a seven-year self-imposed TV ad suspension, company shows images of relaxed families and offers cute bunny character merchandise.

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Legendary anime Evangelion’s creator and mecha appear in ad for Sapporo Beer【Video】

Hideaki Anno explains his philosophy of personal improvement while the giant robot from his signature series makes a cameo.

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Japanese train company under fire for ad saying defenselessness is a form of femininity

Pairing statement with a picture of a young girl didn’t help.

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Bookstore ad in Japan reminds us people with more money can buy more stuff

Yeah? Well, they can’t buy happiness… Oh, who are we kidding. Of course they can

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Amazing ad from Japan stars 72 actresses each showing one year of a woman’s life in one second

Maker of Pocky reminds us that life moves fast, but it’s the slow moments that make it beautiful.

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Anime eyes cover Tokyo’s busiest station for awesome Netflix ad【Photos】

How many of these 280 sets of anime eyes can you match with their characters?

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Dragon Ball fans get first preview of Bulma’s new voice following voice actress’ death【Video】

Bulma’s back, with a famous voice actress taking over the role.

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Awesome, free Final Fantasy travel brochures treat series’ locations like real tourism hot spots

Who wouldn’t want to go on a romantic Midgar Mako Reactor night view tour?

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Thai lip balm commercial has a surprise ending that boys’ love fans will really enjoy

“Don’t forget to use it often…so you’ll know how my lips feel.”

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It’s Japanese commercial time! Watch the best ads from 2017 in one glossy 4K video

Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable ads that will make you laugh, cry and want to buy what they’re selling.

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Japan’s most popular sake brand runs full-page ad asking people to stop paying so much for it

The goal of advertising is usually to increase sales, but for Dassai a love of sake, and customers, is more important.

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Japanese tourism poster with elderly man saying phrase for “I’ll have sex with you” puzzles Japan

It turns out he’s just following the local hospitality custom, though.

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Giant nipple squirts milk from U.F.O. in crazy Japanese commercial【Video】

Milk-giving alien cow nipple is everything we’ve come to love about ads in Japan.

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Japanese ninja, samurai and courtesans star in new Red Bull ad set in the Edo period 【Video】

Travel back in time to feudal Japan with an epic new clip featuring music by the Yoshida Brothers.

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Katy Perry appears in Japanese commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer strips off to show her appreciation for room scents and fabric softeners.

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Cosplayers celebrate World Cosplay Summit by starring in sunscreen ads for Shiseido

It’s not every day you get to see cosplayers fronting an ad campaign for one of the annual convention’s main sponsors.

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CG saleswoman deployed by Japanese brewer to hawk beer at supermarket【Video】

The future of pitching alcohol has arrived in Japan.

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Early otaku gets the worm! Idol anime fans pluck Tokyo ad freebies before most people start work

The Idolmaster compels otaku and gamers to get to Shinjuku Station at the crack of dawn for some cool free merch.

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