Japanese commercials

Spirited Away’s Yubaba and Chihiro surprise everyone in Japanese Subaru commercial 【Video】

Chihiro is all grown up in special one-off ad that aired during Ghibli TV broadcast in Japan.

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McDonald’s adds a questionable Butterscotch Pie to its menu in Japan

New commercial explains “Butter Scotch?” to the nation.

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Look out, Starbucks — McDonald’s Japan has now entered the dessert drink game

Can a fast food chain beat a coffeehouse chain at its own game?

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Sakura season arrives at McDonald’s Japan with new range of exclusive menu items

The cherry blossoms look extra tasty this year.

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We try the new Asian Juicy burgers from McDonald’s Japan

Cute on the outside, but are they good on the inside too?

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Asian Juicy: New burgers from McDonald’s Japan pay tribute to a ’90s J-pop music video by Puffy

There’s a lot more than burgers to unpack here.

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McDonald’s teams up with local confectioners for new lineup of very Japanese desserts

Schoolgirls step in to represent Tokyo, Kyoto, and a surprise outsider for this surprising collection. 

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McDonald’s adds a hot sakura pie to its menu in Japan

New cherry blossom dessert takes its inspiration from a traditional Japanese springtime sweet.

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Nike commercial about gender inequality in Japan receives backlash online【Video】

 New clip points out facts about football, baseball, and sumo in Japan…but not all Japanese are behind it. 

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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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Nike commercial addresses bullying and racism in Japan, riles up debate online【Video】

Video gets more dislikes than likes, proving just how much Japanese society needs to watch this right now.

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Kumamon and other Japanese mascots get muscular makeover in new energy drink commercial【Video】

It falls somewhere between impressive and terrifying. We’ll let you decide.

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McDonald’s Japan runs new anime ad for milkshakes, some viewers see lolicon mag cover instead

“Forever, Love” campaign gets lost in translation.

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During trying times, receive comfort and advice from Boss coffee’s poster boy Tommy Lee Jones

No, Elvis is not dead. He just went home to shelter in place.

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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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Ad featuring high school girls reconnecting with each other makes us feel warm and fuzzy【Video】

Estranged childhood friends, a blackout, and a mobile app are the perfect ingredients for a marvelous story line.

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Avril Lavigne speaks Japanese in new commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer sniffs her rooms and gives us a house tour for new nationwide TV ad in Japan

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Naomi Osaka slams reporters who ask her to speak in Japanese with new Nike commercial

Osaka has just one word to say in response to all those annoying questions about her ethnicity and her love of katsudon.

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Tommy Lee Jones cries, says sayonara to the Heisei era in epic new Boss coffee commercial 【Video】

The one-night special will be screened on Japanese television tonight, on the last day of the Heisei period.

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Jennifer Connelly sang a Japanese song that became a number one hit single in Japan 【Video】

Watch as a teenage Connelly advertises a Technics product while singing in perfect Japanese.

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