Dentsu says it's creating robot entertainers

Dec 3, 2014

Dentsu says it's creating robot entertainers

by Kazuaki Nagata

Dentsu Inc. will launch a new business focusing on developing “humanoid robot entertainers,” the major ad agency said. For the first project, the company has created Matsukoroid, a life-size humanoid robot modeled on Matsuko Deluxe, a popular plus-sized cross-dressing TV star. The robot was ...

SoftBank to Dentsu, firms start to court gays

Jan 24, 2014

SoftBank to Dentsu, firms start to court gays

by Anna Mukai

With less than a 0.1 percent share of Japan’s car market, Alfa Romeo knew it couldn’t match the marketing muscle of the local giants like Toyota Motor Corp., which together make nine out of every 10 vehicles sold in the country. So Tiziana Alamprese, ...