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Japanese Commercials, Vol. 13

Time for another look at the awesomely wacky commercials from Japan courtesy of YouTuber, JPCMHD!

This time we have a great selection ranging from breakdancing Geishas, Pepsi Strong commercial with Jude Law (WTF?), Calbee snacks, J-Pop debut group Ciao Bella Cinquetti, more Softbank canine shenanigans, a lip crayon ad featuring J-Pop idol Kanna Hashimoto plus loads more. Catch all the fun below!


Sakura Pepsi For Japan

Didn’t I just finish doing a post about the sometimes wacky and different food items and flavours that you can encounter in Japan? Well, here’s a new one…Sakura flavoured Pepsi. That’s right, cherry blossom flavoured Pepsi.

We’ve seen Salty Watermelon, Pepsi Shiso, Pepsi Tropical and even Pepsi White but now it’s the turn of one of the most iconic sights in Japan, the Cherry Blossom.

pepsi sakura

It hits stores from the 8th of March and the makers, White Suntory, are saying that it has the cherry blossom flavour and smell…colour me curious! The bottle itself looks stunning and would make a nice collectible too. Hopefully I’ll be able to grab a bottle…even if it’s empty.

PS. Just as an addendum to this story, I recently subscribed to monthly Japanese candy and snack provider, Tokyo Treat, and guess what came in the April box? PEPSI SAKURA!!


So I can confirm first hand that this beverage is very tasty!! For a quick concise review, tastes like it was made with natural spring water, it’s very sparkling. More so than usual soft drink and tastes like cherry with a nice after taste that lingers. Very very tasty!!

New Pepsi Flavour For Japan

Japan has a tradition of releasing foods and drinks that are seasonal during certain months of the year and then you won’t see them again until the following year, if at all.

This year is no different with the announcement that Japan will see host to a new flavoured Pepsi. The new flavour for Summer will be…*drum roll*…”Salty Watermelon”. Hmm, tasty.

You can check out the packaging on the bottle above along with the colours for the label.

Salt has been known to be sprinkled on watermelon to bring out the flavour in Japan hence why the funny combination choice.