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July 14, 2004

Jean Reno

Japander.com presents Jean Reno ads for Japanese tv. Gotta love that coffee in a can. The Flea takes this time to remind ad agencies of Japan that I stand ready to endorse your every pop culture product. Except Pocari Sweat which is truly horrid.

Salad dressing, canned coffee, undescribably sweet beverages and cars are just some of the products getting a boost from Jean Reno.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 14, 2004 08:55 AM

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Everything there is to know about Japanese advertising can be learned in a Friends episode from the final season.


Posted by: Kelvin at July 14, 2004 12:11 PM

I see they Japanized Planipa into "Puranipa". Japanese pop culture is much more entertaining once you learn katakana (the character set for foreign words) -- it starts to sound like a cheesy comedy impersonation of Japanese speaking English! ("intanetto" for Internet, "Rondon" for London, etc.)

Posted by: Varenius at July 14, 2004 03:02 PM

Gotta have Pocky!

Posted by: Dr_Funk at July 14, 2004 09:02 PM