The latter I first saw on the TV show "World's Dumbest..." I call it the "Official Colonoscopy Prep Song"
Japanese car commercials definitely fall into the categories of "weird" and/or "funny."
American celebrity endorsements are HUGE in Japan. That's the only way to explain why Hino would choose Diane Lane to endorse a series of commercial trucks:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SrlcH809F4
This one is just creepy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ2yGIYMWwo
My favorite series of funny Japan commercials are not for cars, but for a drink. Tommy Lee Jones plays an alien sent to investigate Earth and study its inhabitants, and ends up in Japan. The commercials are actually a parody of certain aspects of Japanese society:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 16A2216AB3
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.