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What’s the Deal With Japanese Commercials?

Japanese culture is widely known for introducing the world to various interesting things like manga, geishas, and famous foods such as ramen. But one of the most infamous things in Japanese culture are the advertisements you’ll encounter in the country. Japanese advertisements are well-known for their manic pace, bizarre subject matter, and impressive productions. But…

Take a Journey Through the History of Japanese Advertising

There is no shortage of museums in the Tokyo area. There is practically a museum for every interest. Being someone who studied journalism and strategic communications, I am really interested in advertising and its history. So, the Ad Museum Tokyo was exactly the museum I have been wanting to see. While it is not the…

Who is This Model that We Can See all Over Japan?

It isn’t difficult to spot an advertisement in Japan, especially in larger cities. On trains, in city squares, and inside shops, you can see the many faces of well-loved and well-known singers, models, and actors that expand beyond their main skill and do some advertising by endorsing certain products. One model who has gained incredible…

Check Out Japan’s 54-Year-Old Eternal Idol Seiko Matsuda Modeling Triumph’s Latest Lingerie!

In a global society where we generally only see young attractive models plastered all over billboards, magazines, TV, and so on, it’s nice to see an exception to this in Japan with the latest Triumph International lingerie commercial featuring the beautiful 54-year-old ‘Eternal idol’, Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子). Brief background on Seiko Matsuda Seiko Matsuda has…

Have you Heard of the Story Behind Japan’s Very First Controversial Nude Poster?

Japan is often seen as a somewhat conservative country when it comes to fashion. For example, it’s normal to see people in bizarre or overly fashionable outfits in big cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyoto, but chances are slim in smaller cities or in the countryside. Nowadays, while most people tolerate short shorts and…

Anime comes to Life in Japan

Manga comes to life in Japan For many people who live outside of Japan one of the most recognisable aspects of Japanese culture is manga and anime. From humble roots as an art form within Japan anime has taken the world by storm and is now more readily available than ever. You might be forgiven…