A 30-second commercial by Domino’s Pizza in the U.K. has sparked outrage for its explicit dismissal of Chinese food in a fictional context.
The ad, which was first posted on Dec. 23, has since been slammed as “racist” by critics on social media, with one activist recently taking it to the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
A new ad from China Airlines has become a hit for featuring some uncanny relatable experiences for travelers.
Centered on the theme #WhatTravelBringsYou, the ad campaign focuses on the good and bad decisions that travelers make along the way.
An ad campaign conveying a confusing message about rejecting the “Age of Women” has sparked debate and controversy in Japan.
Released by jointly-owned Japanese department store chains Seibu and Sogo just before New Year’s day, the ad features actress Sakura Ando being determined and hopeful about the future.
According to Soranews24, the video starts off with the actress asking: “We don’t need an Age of Women, do we?”
Researchers at China’s Zhejiang University have developed a robot dog capable of moving and reacting to certain stimuli.
Aside from running on all fours, “Jueying,” the name of the canine robot, can climb stairs, avoid obstructions and carry up to 20 kilograms (44.09 pounds) of weight.
Dutch Mill Myanmar has come under fire for “body-shaming” in its latest ad showing a man who looks shocked and disgusted after seeing a woman with a protruding belly.
The 30-second commercial by the dairy producer was first posted online by Dutch Mill Myanmar last August.
KFC released a new ad highlighting China’s economic success in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday.
The ad, revisiting notable accomplishments since Deng Xiaoping’s gaige kaifang or “reform and opening-up” policy, features singer Lu Han and actor Huang Bo kicking off their “journey” aboard a high-speed train.
A not-so well-known Japanese company recently posted an anime commercial in the hopes to attract much attention from the public.
Kyoei Forging Works, a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, Japan that makes engine parts, agricultural equipment parts, and conveyor belts, made the anime commercial post on YouTube where it shows a transforming robot – commonly referred to as a mecha – fighting off villainous ships, according to SoraNews24.
A new series of Japanese television ads for egg company Akita shows rock legend Yoshiki Hayashi – or simply known and referred to as just Yoshiki – of heavy metal band X Japan, tucking in a freakishly adorable cat mascot with scrambled eggs.
It starts off pretty much ordinarily with Yoshiki cooking a scrambled egg meal on a frying pan with a voice over from the cute cat mascot Kiyonya – who is, by the way, made up of ketchup rice – in the background, according to SoraNews24.
A touching Thailand television ad has resurfaced after years of making people cry and confess their love to their significant others.
The 11-minute ad, titled “The Only One,” was first posted online in 2016 by The 1 Card in honor of its 10th anniversary. It tells the story of a simple couple and the journey of a woman handling the loss of her boyfriend.
Much like the overall bizarreness commonly found in Japanese pop culture, many TV commercials in Japan are known to be chock-full of weirdness.
Local advertisers use the inexplicably odd to catch viewers’ attention similarly how ad agencies in the West use “sex” to sell a product.
A Japanese tourism video featuring a woman stroking the head of a sea turtle has drawn backlash from critics who found it excessively suggestive.
The video is a travel ad for Miyagi, a prefecture in Japan’s Tohoku region. It was released on YouTube on July 4.