Category: Marketing

Mcdonald’s Retro Ad Bewitched Lookalike

  [flashvideo filename=http://letsjapan.mark-weitzman.com/wp-content/uploads/flash/Mcdonalds-Japan-Bewitched-TV-commercial.flv /] A new Mcdonald’s TV commercial depicts a 1960’s American scenario that seems to be featuring the witch Samantha from the TV show Bewitched. In the ad, "Samantha" serves a single Quarter Pounder Bacon & BBQ burger to a birthday party consisting of 6 kids. Her husband "Darren" and another woman (possibly

Invasion of the Three-Word Ad Slogan

Invasion of the Three-Word Ad Slogan — Quiz These slogans appear in English text on the product’s ads in Japan. Match the slogan to the company. (No cheating!) Instructions: For each company in the far left column, enter in the small box the number of the slogan from the slogan list. If the slogan number

Pill Prevents Body Itch

Are you tired of scratching your itches? Don’t like applying skin cream throughout the day? Rohto Pharmaceutical’s over-the-counter Tokiinshi Jyo tablets will stop your scratching. Take 4 tablets per day to suppress the itching caused by dry skin or eczema. The pill is intended for non-allergy-caused itching.   Ingredients include Chinese herbs: Dong Quai; Radix

Pee Pad For Active Women

Ladies who might inadvertently urinate during sports activities or other strenuous activities can now feel protected with the new Natura pee pad. Natura is worn like a sanitary pad and absorbs urine like a mini-diaper. There are plenty of urine-catching pads, plastic panties, panty inner-sheets and liners for menopausal conditions, elderly ladies, women post-childbirth, and

Locally Grown City Produce Promoted

"Locally grown for local consumption" is a common practice in many cities in Japan. Small plots of urban land dedicated to farming can be found in cities of all sizes. Kunio Tsubota of the Kyushu University Asia Centre writes in Urban Agriculture in Asia: Lessons from Japanese Experience "The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

Salad Marinade Muffin is McD BLT

  McDonald’s new Salad Marinade Muffin consists of a slice of bacon, American cheese, lettuce, marinated red peppers, onions and Caesar salad dressing sandwiched between an English muffin. (It’s a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. A BLT. ) The Salad Marinade Muffin (^_~) is an effort to expand the selection of "healthy menu" (^_^ ) choices

Pre-Party Powder Packet Provides Alcohol Consumption Comfort

  Drink-In New Year With Cabbage-In Anticipating a long night of drinking and eating but afraid an upset stomach will cut your night short? A little packet of powder from Japan might maximize your enjoyment. Shin Kyabe 2 is one of three gastrointestinal products in the "Kyabe" lineup from  KOWA Pharmaceuticals. Shin Kyabe 2 (Shin Cabba 2)

License Plates Rice Fuji Castle Cloud Shapes

A cloud-shaped license plate issued by Matsuyama City is the first non-rectangular vehicle number plate in Japan. Rice-shaped license plates have been issued by Tome City, and Ueda City has produced a castle-shape number plate. Mount Fuji, Japan’s most famous landmark, is represented in a new rectangular license plate for cars and a mountain-shaped number