Dec 18, 2015

Appeal beyond mascots: A Tokyo creative’s perspective on marketing Japan's rural destinations

One of the most original campaigns of the year, as far as we were concerned, was not for a product, but for a place: Saga City in Japan. Featuring an ‘alien fish’ as its star, it was far from your typical tourist promotion. We asked the man behind this and other destination branding initiatives, Masato Mitsudera, for his views on how to re-energise a sector that often fails to fulfill its creative potential.

Mar 13, 2015

Saga City deploys alien fish to lure tourists

JAPAN - In an intriguing effort to attract visitors, the Saga City municipality has brought out a film that tells the tale of an apparently alien life form that lives in the Ariake Sea around Kyushu.