Monday, April 7, 2008
Japanese companies often use American actors/actresses in commercials to promote their products. There have been ads with Bruce Willis selling gasoline, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz promoting cellphones, and Tommy Lee Jones sipping Boss coffee.
I just found these with a "24" theme featuring Kiefer Sutherland in his Jack Bauer role selling the energy bar - CalorieMate.
(trailer for Season 7 of "24" at the bottom):
We travel to Japan frequently, so I've been looking for a good electronic Japanese dictionary to carry around with me. I found this one that was made for the Nintendo DS called Kanji Sono Mama DS Rakubiki Jiten. What's neat about this is that it lets you look up a kanji by writing it on the screen. Here's a short demo on how to use it: