Advertising in Japan is big money for foreign stars, so western celebrities pop up here there and everywhere selling all manner of products. And a while ago on this site I mentioned David Beckham and his chocolate promoting activities.
Now whilst acutely envious of the huge wads of cash that these stars get for such work, I can’t blame them for doing it. There’s no question at all that I’d say whatever was needed about chocolate covered almonds if I were being given a hefty pay cheque for my troubles.
But that doesn’t mean to say that I’d promote any product or company. And in these lean economic times for many Japanese, a loan company is one that I wouldn’t touch. Not so German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.
Come on Oliver, do you really need the money so badly? Unfortunately others do, and your famous face may just sway them.