iPod turning Japanese, inspiring knock-off tissue ads

iPod turning Japanese, inspiring knock-off tissue ads 1

iLounge friend and reader Paul Nordstrom August writes from Tokyo, Japan’s Ginza district with this report on the increased Japanese cultural interest in the iPod: “I went by the Apple Store and at 8:00 or 9:00 pm on a Saturday it was packed out. The main floor is about 60 percent iPod. They had one Mac mini on a central stand – it looks fabulous with a 20-inch screen. No iPod shuffles on display, but each staff member had one around their neck… Anyway you may know they hand out tissue packs as adverts in Japan, and I was extremely amused to find this being handed out in Sapporo last week – fantastic!”

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  1. They digitally blurred it for a reason. They already said that there’s an advertisement for an adult web site under that blur. They’re not going to unblur it just to pique people’s curiosity as to which web site. If you want to see adult web sites just use google. You don’t need a Japanese tissue ad.

  2. it’s weird I went to that link on the tissue and it doesn’t seem to be anything like that lol (in case ur wondering I caught it before they took it down to blur out the link)

  3. [i]it’s weird I went to that link on the tissue and it doesn’t seem to be anything like that lol (in case ur wondering I caught it before they took it down to blur out the link)[/i]

    [b]Minor clarification[/b]… something got lost in translation (as it were)… I found this in Sapporo and noted that it *might* be an adult site –it has been known to happen! — but I guess it wasn’t in this case 😉

    There’s a whole mini-industry turning out these advertising promotions, but this is the most original design I’ve seen so far.

  4. its NOT an adult site… its just a mobile site. the barcode thing u see there is..

    well in japan, theres those barcodes for everything now, and what you do is take your cell phone, take a pic of it, and then its like a link… it recognizes the barcode thing and goes to the appropriate website.

    what they’re advertising there is just a mobile website.

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