commercial break … showcasing weird, funny and just plain fun commercials from Japan. In the midst of all the heartbreak and tragedy sometimes you need a little levity…

Morning Rescue was my favorite to watch during the tsunami, and quake aftermath. Who wouldn’t want a rescue team rappeling into the room to save the day after an epic disaster….

Tepco is enduring plenty of criticism for the lack of redundant systems at the Fukushima no.1 Nuclear power plant, here is an old commercial for Tepco’s heaters/AC units with a Harry Potter look-a-like:

Moving to a new area, brings this young fella more than he bargained for: