Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, 47, appears in the new SoftBank Mobile commercial with actresses Aya Ueto, 26, and Kanako Higuchi, 52.
The commercial's theme is "Do you want to go into the universe?" As the father (dog) of the Shirato family gazes up at the night sky, Furukawa says: "Can you hear me, Shirato family?" from the International Space Station's Kibo experiment module.
The father then says: "I wish I could travel into space instead of him," while looking at Furukawa who is floating in zero gravity. His daughter (Ueto) and wife (Higuchi) look on, behind him.
The TV commercial will air from Saturday.© Japan Today