Nissan has recently presented the system of the innovative automated parking — the technology is embedded in slippers […]
Western branding affected the whole world, but nowhere it received as bright expression as in Japan. In the 1980s marketing passion captured Japan and damaged everything that was possible: morality, traditions, demography. It has resulted in an appearance of many fashion subcultures that still have huge popularity. But the wind has changed, and now we can see how much crazy fashion energy of Japan influences on the rational Western world. Today talk is about subculture Gyaru.
KitKat Japan is giving its consumers a great opportunity to enjoy the popular sweet snack and use its packaging as a train ticket. Those who travel by the Sanriku Railway in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture are invited to purchase special packs of KitKat at the price that is less than a cost of a standard ticket and use it as a pass to the train.
Uniqlo is encouraging its consumers to go creative and design their own print, using nothing but their smartphone or tablets. The service called UT Me allows anyone in Japan to create a print on the go, using a special app for iOS and Android devices and fingers only. No special artistic or tech skills are required—everything is quite simple and somewhat naïve.
IKEA has transformed a subway train in Japan into a party space, to add more sunshine to the boring commuting routine and seed the joy, embedded into the brand’s philosophy, across the commuters. The two-day event—a showroom on the rails—was rolled out to support the launch of a new IKEA outlet near Tokyo’s Tachikawa Station.
As part of its 2014 Valentine’s Day campaign in Japan, Godiva asks customers to use good old facial language instead of fingers to send a message of love to their dear ones. The chocolate brand has teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Tokyo to let the traditionally reserved Japanese express their emotions freely and forget about common “poker face” expression at least for the festive period.
Nike is rolling out its first campaign dedicated to the Olympics 2020 that will be hosted by Tokyo in seven years. The idea behind the effort by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo is that there’s much time left before the games launch, so we all have seven years to decide what our life will be like in nearly a decade. The campaign is running under the tagline “Nothing has been decided yet.”