Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021

Dentsu has hired Ed Zazzera as head of production for the company’s U.S. Creative Services line. The former production lead for BBH and DDB joins dentsu Creative from McCann Health. He brings decades of dedication to executional excellence and has won numerous awards, including honors at Cannes...

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Domestic sponsors have already contributed a record of $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous Games.

But it's still not enough. 

Now they're being asked to pay millions more to cover some of the soaring costs of the one-year...

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay. 

They were removed for maintenance four months ago shortly after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The rings arrived on Tuesday after a short cruise from nearby Yokohama and are...

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...

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