Great post with full story on Otosan, the iconic SoftBank mascot, along with a Youtube TVCM collection: http://bit.ly/Lt0EjL
Heh.. it really must be almost Golden Week vacation time here.. enjoy! [Eds]
Otosan, Japan’s top dog
Upper House election night, 2010. All over the country people are watching television and waiting to see if there will be an upset as the results from polling stations slowly trickle in.
Suddenly there’s a cut to newsreader Shunji Miyagawa in what appears to be a special live broadcast: “In news just to hand,” Miyagawa says, “we can confirm that first-time, independent candidate, Jiro Shirato, has secured a seat.” Photos of Shirato and his rival running for a seat in the House of Councilors flash on the screen.
Oh, but wait. That’s odd. The Shirato photo is of a snow-white dog… Full Article Here >>