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Japanese ninja, samurai and courtesans star in new Red Bull ad set in the Edo period 【Video】

Travel back in time to feudal Japan with an epic new clip featuring music by the Yoshida Brothers.

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Katy Perry appears in Japanese commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer strips off to show her appreciation for room scents and fabric softeners.

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Cosplayers celebrate World Cosplay Summit by starring in sunscreen ads for Shiseido

It’s not every day you get to see cosplayers fronting an ad campaign for one of the annual convention’s main sponsors.

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CG saleswoman deployed by Japanese brewer to hawk beer at supermarket【Video】

The future of pitching alcohol has arrived in Japan.

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Early otaku gets the worm! Idol anime fans pluck Tokyo ad freebies before most people start work

The Idolmaster compels otaku and gamers to get to Shinjuku Station at the crack of dawn for some cool free merch.

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Japanese commercial for upcoming Dragon Quest XI evokes nostalgia and excitement all at once

“Now, the time for heroes has come again” …those very Heroes who used to stay up past their bedtimes and come to dinner late when on a quest!

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Johnny Depp would like you to crack open an Asahi Super Dry in new Japanese beer ad【Video】

Hollywood star appears alongside one of Japan’s most popular musicians in Los Angeles jam session.

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Twin Peaks season 2.5: Japan’s canned coffee ad campaign【Video】

Right now, the world is buzzing about the return of Twin Peaks. Will Agent Cooper ever escape the Black Lodge? What’s going on in New York? Will the delicious taste of Georgia Coffee finally lead Ken to his wife Asami?

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Miranda Kerr pulls crazy poses in parody of song by Japanese gravure model【Video】

The former Victoria’s Secret model hams it up for the camera in this weird and wonderful Japanese song about kissing.

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Japanese synchronised swimmer performs routine in the pool…with blue armpits【Video】

The Olympian’s bright blue underarms makes it hard to concentrate on her stunning performance.

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Sip in silence – Japanese beer makers agree to stop putting “gulping” sounds in their commercials

New age restrictions also put in place for actors and actresses, even anime ones.

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Donald Trump fronts Twitter ads on Japan’s rail network【Photos】

Written entirely in Japanese and without any English text, foreign visitors are wondering what on earth these ads mean.

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Japanese rail company uses ukiyo-e posters to ask commuters to mind their manners on the train

The ever-growing series of traditional artworks is grabbing everyone’s attention for its beauty and humour.

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Pikachu and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt co-star in new Pokémon ads【Video】

World record-holder becomes member of Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Team Skull.

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Jude Law stars in epic Japanese Pepsi commercial as legendary demon from tale of Momotaro

The British actor brings life to the origin story of a Japanese demon in a clip that plays out like a mesmerising high-budget feature film.

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Epic ad for instant ramen noodles shows all the great Japanese trends from the past year

Test your knowledge of Japanese trends by spotting the “buzz points” in this action-packed commercial.

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Touching DoCoMo ad shines light on diversity, features well-known Japanese lesbian couple

The new ad will bring tears to your eyes while revealing some interesting statistics about Japanese society.

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Awesome huggable Sanrio ad in Tokyo makes us wish all marketing was stuffed animal-based【Pics】

Pom Pom Purin celebrating 20th birthday in grand style in Shinjuku Station, adorable butthole and all…

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Korean ad “Touch is…” reminds us of the importance of physical contact【Video】

This Korean commercial is genuinely heartwarming and cute. 

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Singaporeans are getting creative when it comes to combating the low fertility rate

With one of the lowest birth rates in the world, activists in Singapore are using clever advertising campaigns and humor to try to trigger a baby boom.

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