Japanese car maker Nissan decided to have some fun with its brand name on Friday (April 1), releasing a video in which its name gets mixed up with companies with similar names.
In the video a Nissan staff member playing the role of a news anchor with an obviously fake moustache reports on a flying object created by Nissan and noodle maker Nissin that makes an unexpected landing at the headquarters of conglomerate Nissen.
The flying object, which looks like a giant instant noodle bowl, is called "USO." Uso in Japanese means "a lie" in English.
That is a clue that the entire production is an April Fool's Day joke.
The 'news anchor' explains the USO confusion is a result of the mispronunciation of Nissan and Nissen.
The video included a scene of a driver talking to his Nissan car navigation system and accidentally saying Nissen instead.