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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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Yamanote trains in Tokyo display unique poster ads that look like paper but move like video

Electronic Paper and E Ink create a moving display for the opening of Takanawa Gateway Station

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Final episode of Cup Noodle commercial Hungry Days featuring One Piece finally shows Luffy’s face

The iconic rubber-limbed main character’s high school version is…surprisingly normal-looking.

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Japanese manners videos show how to be a “really cool” traveller in Japan 【Videos】

Japan Tourism Agency uses ninja, sumo and geisha to demonstrate what to do and what not to do in Japan.

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Manga about yakuza-turned-househusband gets live action commercial and we want more【Video】

Nothing’s cooking but some good ol’ yakuza fun.

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The Straw Hat Students are back with a new One Piece Japanese high school anime short【Video】

Is this the most emotional instant ramen ad ever?

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This beautiful, heartwarming winter anime is also a McDonald’s Japan commercial【Video】

Three young women fight off the winter cold with the warmth of friendship and delicious Gurakoro (yes, that’s something McDonald’s sells in Japan).

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Busty Japanese YouTuber chef sells ad space on her chest, fans enthralled by cooking videos

In cooking or in advertising, breast meat always carries a premium.

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Akihabara anime breasts billboard taken down by Tokyo government for violating social ordinance

Local police reign in the “boob harem” of More! Impregnate! Boobs of Flame Super Erotic App Academy.

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Skynet sends a Terminator to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station to future-freak-out commuters【Photos】

Cyberdyne adapts to local marketing trends.

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