Nippon Airways Has a Shocking Commercial

By: Michael Nieto - Published: Jan 28, 2014 • References: adweek and designtaxi
The Japanese airline Nippon Airways has an interesting spin on its latest commercial. This advertisement depicts stereotyping Westerners of Japanese culture in a humorous fashion.

The message portrayed is "change the image of the Japanese people" as a tactic of increasing flights to Tokyo more often. The actor's use of wearing a blond wig and a long nose caught the attention of Westerners, who found it offensive.

This suggestion only imposes a humorous but positive tribute to western culture but not for any other particular reason. Japanese culture has different people that have their own traditions and values where some may take things seriously. Nippion Airways only suggests that its intention was good, and thought that many would find it interesting.