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Overly honest Japanese cocktail ad about the effects of getting drunk gets criticized online

The message is accurate, but that doesn’t mean it’s right, critics say.

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City of Kyoto advertises the charms of living in Japan’s ancient capital using a cute tabby cat

Who better to advertise for you than the Internet’s most beloved furry animal?

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Chinese poster for Totoro’s first theatrical release in country has a beautifully subtle secret

That’s not a forest or a field Hayao Miyazaki’s characters are walking through.

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Japanese company uses real futons as advertising posters on Tokyo trains

Passengers are going crazy for the mini futons, saying they wish they could snuggle up to them on their daily commute.

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Pantene ad asks why people in Japan are forced to look the same when job hunting

Hair care brand shines a light on outdated practice that forces women to sport the “job-hunting hairstyle” in order to gain employment.

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Japanese eyeglasses are durable enough to withstand bouncing bar hostess butts, maker says【Video】

Tradition begun by actor Ken Watanabe continues.

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JoJo’s bizarrely awesome Tokyo anime mural hides characters in its sound effects【Photos】

Anime serious famous for its dramatic sound effects and fashionable heroes makes one out of the other with cool and clever artwork trick.

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Tokyo’s most terrifying advertisement is hiding in plain sight in busiest part of the city【Video】

Subtle spookiness in Shinjuku isn’t promoting anything except fear in all who notice it.

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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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