Reporting Annoying YouTube ads to Google

I’m reporting annoying Japanese ads for that repeatedly shows up on YouTube.

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Yoshihiro Kumamoto
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Explain in detail why you believe that the content on the above URL(s) is unlawful, citing specific provisions of law wherever possible. For requests other than defamation, Google shares the information in this open text field with Lumen for transparency purposes. Do not include any personal data in your explanation. For more information about Lumen, see here. *
It has no mention of the seller’s name, phone number, and physical address which are mandated to declare on the website by the law 特定商取法.
Even though their shipping terms sounds rediculous when it uses such words like “海外へのお届けは取り扱いしておりません” that strongly indicates the seller is geographically located in Japan.

Technichally, they can claim it’s not a domestic business and is exempt from the Japanese law 特定商取法. In that case, you may and can support their claim and stay involved in their scheme by geo-targeting Japanese consumers for the ad that links to the website composed entirely in the Japanese language.

However, I hope this is not the case and it will be removed from your platform soon. Also, I hope your geo-targeting feature will be partially removed for those who are selectively and exclusively functioning regardless of the language settings.

In order to ensure specificity, please quote the exact text from each URL above that you believe infringes on your rights. If the allegedly infringing content is a picture or video, please provide a detailed description of the picture/video in question so that we may locate it on the URL in question. *

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorised to report this alleged violation.*
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Signed on this date of Tue, 19 Sep 2023

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