Chiaki Kuriyama drinks up Suntory Marude Umeshuna Non-alcohol

Following feature appearances on several notable Japanese television programs, [Chiaki] Kuriyama made her Hollywood debut in director Quentin Tarantino’s 2004 film Kill Bill: Volume 1 as Gogo Yubari, the schoolgirl bodyguard of yakuza boss O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu).

An alcohol-free or non-alcoholic drink is a version of an alcoholic drink made without alcohol, or with the alcohol removed or reduced to almost zero.

Umeshu (梅酒) is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping ume fruits (while still unripe and green) in alcohol (焼酎 shōchū) and sugar.

[Suntory‘s] business has expanded to other fields, and the company now also makes soft drinks and operates sandwich chains.

Plum blossoms are often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a symbol of spring.

The kimono (着物, きもの) is a traditional Japanese garment. The term means “garment”; ki (着) means “to wear”, and mono (物) means “thing” or “object”.

Harumi Miyako (都 はるみ Miyako Harumi, born 22 February 1948) is a Japanese singer of enka.

JR Central’s Home-Town Express 1988

The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社 Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海).

Eri Fukatsu (深津 絵里 Fukatsu Eri, born 11 January 1973) is a Japanese actress. From 1988 to 1992, she starred in “Christmas Express” commercials for the Central Japan Railway Company.

Melodies is the studio album recorded by a Japanese singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita, released in June 1983. The most well-known song appeared on Melodies is “Christmas Eve”. The song did not receive much attention when it was released on 12-inch single in December 1983, but it was widely recognized through a television advertisement by the Central Japan Railway Company aired during the late 1980s.

The moonwalk is a dance move in which the dancer moves backwards while seemingly walking forwards.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Aeon Halloween Party

[Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s] public image is associated with Japan’s kawaisa and decora culture centered in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo.

Kawaii (かわいい, [kaw͍aiꜜi], “lovable”, “cute”, or “adorable”) is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.It has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.

Halloween arrived in Japan mainly as a result of American pop culture. As recently as 2009, it was not appreciated and only celebrated by ex-pats.

ÆON Co., Ltd. (イオン株式会社 Ion Kabushiki-gaisha), commonly written AEON Co., Ltd., is the holding company of Æon Group. It has its headquarters in Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture. ÆON is Japan’s single-largest shopping mall developer and operator.