Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020

D&AD has unveiled the Pencil winners for this year’s Collaborative category, which celebrates long-lasting relationships between clients and their design, advertising and/or production companies that have led to the creation of amazing work over time. 

The 2020 Collaborative...

Friday, Jun. 5, 2020

D&AD has unveiled the shortlisted entries for an additional 13 categories (Art Direction, Branding, Digital, Digital Design, Direct, Entertainment, Experiential, Illustration, Next Illustrator, Photography, PR, Press & Outdoor, Typography), resulting from the third stage of D&AD...

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be?

The most likely answer is — primarily Japanese taxpayers.

"Of course there will be costs," organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto...

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant advertising and marketing agency Dentsu Inc.

From its 48-story headquarters in central Tokyo, Dentsu...

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

The president of top Japanese advertising company Dentsu Inc. said Wednesday he will resign to take responsibility for the suicide of a worker who had clocked massive overtime in her first months on the job.

President Tadashi Ishii said at a Tokyo news conference he will tender his...

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Japanese authorities raided the country's top advertising agency Dentsu on Monday as they launched a criminal investigation into the suicide of a 24-year-old employee due to overwork on suspicion of systematic illegal overtime at the company.

Monday's investigation follows the government'...

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Matsuri Takahashi's dream career at Japan's top ad agency, Dentsu, ended with her suicide as her overtime pushed past 100 hours a month.

"I'm emotionless and only wish to sleep," she wrote, exhausted and depressed, in a Twitter post in October 2015, six months after starting the job. On...

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016

How much did Nintendo pay to land that dream marketing opportunity at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony, where Japan’s prime minister popped out dressed as the red-hatted plumber Super Mario?

Zero.

The Japanese video game maker behind “Pokemon” and “Zelda” got the coveted stage...

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