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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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Give a dog a meatball and he’ll be your wingman for life【Video】

The helpful pooch in this commercial from Thailand proves that dogs really are man’s best friend.

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F**k it! Japan’s most respected newspaper prints a double-dose of uncensored F-bombs

Come for the weather report and stock prices, stay for the top-of-the-line profanity.

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Tokyo Dragon Quest ad made entirely with Lego lets commuters remove blocks to defeat the bad guys

Now you can be a hero, one brick at a time!

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Why just use boobs to sell your product, when you can use boobs and humor?

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Clever ad publicly shames commuters in real-time for “smartphone walking” in train station【Video】

A metro operator set up a monitoring device and announcement system to single out individual commuters caught using their smartphones while walking near escalators or passing trains.

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Whaling film In the Heart of the Sea becomes The Battle with the White Whale for Japanese release

As one of the most celebrated directors of modern cinema, movie fans across Japan are no doubt looking forward to Ron Howard’s upcoming epic, The Battle with the White Whale.

Wait, what?

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Clean drinking water makes stalking more romantic, manga schoolgirl ad wants us to remember

A demure schoolgirl peeks out from behind a tree as the classmate she has a crush on walks over to the drinking fountain. As soon as he’s done wetting his whistle and walks off, she runs over to take a swallow from the same tap. Overcome with the intimacy of the moment, she raises her hands to her cheeks, which are flushed with ecstasy

The first half of the story sounds like a scene from a sweet anime romance, while the second sounds like an excerpt from a much pervier series. It’s neither, though, but actually an advertisement reminding people about the importance of public utilities.

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Mobile Suit Toyota – Japanese automaker makes awesome anime ad for new Gundam-themed car

We’re sure everyone’s first choice for mode of transportation would be giant robot, but there are times when you need something more practical to get from Point A to Point B. Being behind the wheel of a four-door hatchback doesn’t mean you have to give up your mecha jock daydreams, though, thanks to the newest collaboration between Toyota and anime franchise Gundam.

The automaker has just released not only a special model inspired by charismatic anime villain Char Aznable, but also an awesome anime commercial for it that has higher production values than the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series.

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