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Virtual and real Japanese models collab for makeup commercial – but who’s the real one?

It’s easy to tell once you already know who’s who, but not so much if you don’t.

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English conversation school in Japan has clever reminder that students don’t have to be perfect

But is there such a thing as too much confidence?

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Japanese anime commercial plays out like an epic neo-Tokyo adventure 【Video】

People in Japan are falling in love with Spy Ando…and the humorous twist ending.

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All heart, no CG in beautiful, mind-bending Pocari Sweat video【Video】

You might just shed a tear watching this amazing ad from Pocari Sweat.

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Our reporter’s faith in the Google gods is shaken by a dubious online purchase of a luxury watch

Is Google a god, or is it just as fallible as man?

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Your Name studio, famous manga artist create beautiful romantic anime…that’s 7-Eleven ad【Vids】

Rainbow Chaser will make you smile, shed a tear, and maybe crave a steamed pork bun.

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S.RIDE taxi cars in Tokyo will soon become moving ad galleries with new advanced window tech

Rather than Fast and Furious, taxi passengers will be Fast and hopefully more Curious about the latest goods and services offered in the local area.
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Japan searches for the Yamazaki pan girl, who lived in Tokyo when she was three years old

Do you know where Suzy is? 

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Japanese subway ad about depressed teens should probably be in a different place

Cram school’s message would be ordinarily be inspiring, but takes on an inadvertently dark, potentially dangerous atmosphere.

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“The hell with sound judgement” says Red Bull in ad, but Japanese people don’t seem to agree

Energy drink maker gets edgy in Coming of Age Day message, but some people think they need to grow up.

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English ad in Japan has some seeing a command to stay infected with coronavirus this Christmas

Department store chain wants to show concern for shoppers’ mental wellbeing, but some see a message of doom for their physical health.

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Secret otaku certification test: Can you see the video game cosplay hidden in this clothing ad?

Should clothing chain Shimamura start calling itself the King of Fashion?

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Japan’s “new normal” train manners poster: 7 steps for safe travel during the pandemic

Beloved character Doraemon fronts new manners campaign for trains in and around the Kyoto region.

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Japanese supermarket’s funeral ad sparks controversy, debate over “blasphemy”

Is Aeon’s award-winning design an economical comfort or a blasphemy against your ancestors?

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Yahoo! Japan bans ads that “create inferiority complexes” about weight, physical characteristics

Internet portal says such ads “preserve and promote discrimination.”

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Is it feminine to use a parasol in Japan?

New awareness posters from the Japan Meteorological Association cause a storm online.

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Anime ice cream — Häagen-Dazs Japan releases beautiful shojo-style anime ad【Video】

Does life get any better than a view of a moonlit sky, a sweet treat, and a cat for company?

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Sheltering-in-place Japanese schoolkids form “Neo-Chorus” choir to refresh our hearts【Video】

Pocari shows they’re the kings of both sports hydration and sentimentality — and want other school kids to get singing, too.

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WARNING! The Civic hatchback can’t drive through Evangelion AT fields, Honda’s lawyers say【Vids】

Actual driving experience may not include Angel battles, Shinji, Rei, and Asuka want us to know.

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Japan now has a manga-style coronavirus awareness campaign

One of these “faces” discriminates against people who have the virus. 

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