Kusanagi returns as face of digital TV campaign
SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi will be back in commercials promoting Japan’s digital TV transition. On Friday, he appeared at a ceremony marking the final two years before the transition is completed on July 24, 2011.
Kusanagi had been in commercials for the transition up until his unexpected arrest in April for public indecency. He was quickly taken off the campaign, replaced by a cartoon deer mascot named Chidejika. Now, Kusanagi’s request to be reinstated has been accepted, and he will reportedly be working for free.