Kazuyoshi Saito released his new song "Yasahikunaritai(I wanna be doux)". Since he loves the Beatles very much, his music video is mimicry of the Beatles's Tokyo Budokan tour. Singer is Kazuyoshi Saito, drum is an actor Gaku Hamada, Guitar is comdian Hiroyuki Kobori, bass is popular author Lily Franky.
This is funny, I don't think people use this pillow. Anyway love to read people's comments, yes, we are so weird.
This French guy started to sell Kotatsu in France, I read foreign people have interested Kotatus because they knew it on animation or manga. But like this video says, it make you more lazy. It's too comfortable, I don't use it actually.
Toyota started new CM series, it's real Doraemon. Tsumabuki acts Nobita, Olympic Judo winner Noya Ogawa acts Gian, Yamapi acts Tsuneo and funny part is Jean Reno acts Doraemon!! Why? why? why?
Nisshin Cup Noodle TV commercial. Their message is funny and good: "We have a hungry spirit. Again and again, we rise and proceed, each time, we gain strength. Cup noodle keeps on boiling, generating, our energy. So have we. So will we". The Gundam stands up holding a boiling kettle. Background music plays "Stand up Stand up". He he he.
Another Cup Noodle commercial has Takehiko Inoue drawing "Musashi of Vagabond." Watch his great work. The copy is nice too: "There are no strong people, there are only people willing to be strong".
Lately my favorite Cup Noodle flavors are Tacos and Tom Yum Kung. By the way, they released Cup Noodle Rice across Japan, but it was only available in western Japan so the products were listed on auction sites for several times their selling price. It tastes like rice cooked with Cup Noodle soup. I have not tried it yet, but maybe soon.
When you see Yahoo! Japan's homepage, you find an energy meter which shows what percentage of the max energy supply we are currently using. Because the Fukushima nuclear plants have broken down, we have energy shortages (some people are suspicious and think that TEPCO's deliberately controlling the flow of power to make people reliant on nuclear energy). We must use less energy to keep the electricity from cutting out. So all over Japan, we are setting higher temperatures on AC units, using less lighting than usual, etc. Anyways, I found an interesting project: "Let's light up Tokyo tower with human power". On August 23rd, people will peddle bikes to generate energy to light up the upper part of Tokyo tower at 8pm. Ha ha ha, I want to join!
This series of Sony PS3 TV commercials is weird, it's a conversation between a PS3 console and a green onion. This green onion is called "Banno Negi" in Japanese, which means useful onion (because we can use it for various type of foods and cooking). They're trying to get across the message that the PS3 is useful and has many functions.
This is the first commercial:
G: This is the first meeting? P: Yes it is. G: I am Banno Negi. P: I am PS3. Nice to meet you. G: Nice to meet you. P: You are useful indeed, you are used for so many meals. G: You have many functions also. P: Yes, I can let people enjoy the internet on their TV. G: In my case, it's "Negi yaki" P: You can also enjoy 3D at home. G: In my case, it's Nuta. P: And you can watch terrestrial digital media broadcasting via PS3. G: Oh, and "negi negi ramen". P: Not only games... G: Not only toppings... P: Sorry, I can't follow this conversation. G: Ha ha ha, no you can't.
The chain sushi shop "Kappa sushi" has a series of weird TV CMs too: Hello, I am at Kappa sushi! Ah! Ah! Ah! One sushi is just 90 yen. 90 yen! Please come and join me! Oh, you will come? Okay, I will start first, join me later.
Now we are in Golden Week, the long holidays are here! Sweet!
Stride Gum had this strange TV commercial and they have started a new campaign related to the CM. It's Stride Monkey Rocking. You customize this monkey and let him shout something, the winner will get 2 million yen. I like the silliness, but this was not fun for me. What a waste.
Radio Eva is a shop where you can find Evangelion goods, their designs are pretty cool.
The Kyūshū Shinkansen is a bullet train that runs between Fukuoka and Kagoshima prefectures in Kyushu. The southern 127 km stretch opened on March 13, 2004. The northern 130 km section opened on March 12, 2011. With this portion finally complete, it'll be much more convenient to travel around in Kyushu and more cities will enjoy greater tourism, so the people of Kyushu have been hoping for this for a long time. Here is the TV commercial, you can see how happy people are to have this train.
Nissin made a Cup noodle TV ad with Jamiroquai. It's part of the music video for Virtual Insanity. But the lyrics were changed. He sings "i am hungry, i am hungry, I like cupnoodle, I don't need other one." In Japan, many people write comments in youtube "I am so disappointed". "Really he sang that? " What do you think?