This is Captain Yoshi Kubo - a pilot for a new airline called Asian Air. He is also the CEO of a TV station in Thailand called Japan TV. We got hooked up together through my work for the Japanese government.
After seeing the Mirai Airlines post, Yoshi-san approached me and wondered if we could work together on a collaboration.
The shape of Mirai's hairpin is an "X" and in Japan that means "collaboration" - Mirai was born to collaborate with organizations around the world to help spread Japanese culture - the answer was obviously "you bet!"
And here is what the bishojo (bishonen for Eiji-kun) versions look like ^o^
These versions will be used in the branding too.
Here is Mirai in the current Asian Air uniform but now that Culture Japan is involved, we will be contributing to the branding of the airline in terms of corporate look and feel and content.
The inflight videos will feature Mirai Suenaga and friends as will the inflight entertainment.
We will also have exclusive Mirai Suenaga merchandise on sale too.
The Mirai Experience will start this June and our initial flights will be between Bangkok, Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo but as we grow the company together, we will extend our routes worldwide.
If there are any niggling things about current airlines then please do let me know so that I can tailor the perfect inflight experience for you!
Speaking of the ground - more mirai wrapped buses soon! This one in Penang, Malaysia.