In this series, Jones is playing a space alien named...Jones and he is put on this earth to research humans by taking on a variety of occupations. When it starts, it always says, "Space Ailen Jones, Earth Research Team." And at the end, he always has something wise to say.
What's funny about this series is that although he is researching the Earth, everything he does is very specific to Japan and is actually a great way to show the culture through various occupations. Here is a compilation of some of the funniest ones. Please to enjoy:
Bonus commercial: This is what Ken Watanabe (of The Last Samurai and Batman Begins) is doing lately. To set it up, he is playing a phone. I guess this is what an Academy Awards nominee does.