Obviously a major objective of the advertisement is to gather support from amongst the populations of these Caribbean islands so that they might exercise pressure upon their governments, but it seems that both CNN and MTV (part of TimeWarner and Viacom, respectively) have declined to carry the advertisement on their East Caribbean networks. Undoubtedly both have major commercial interests in Japan.
I would like to do my small part to circumvent Japanese efforts to prevent this advertisement being shown by including it in my little blog, courtesy of YouTube:
PS/ I hold no special brief for Lord Ashcroft, although the fact that he seems to have become something of a 'hate figure' for some on the 'left' of British politics (for example, read the comments made by Ben Bradshaw, Environment Minister, in the House of Commons in the linked Daily Telegraph article above) is already a factor in his favour so far as I am concerned! He has a record of supporting worthwhile causes, notably CrimeStoppers; whatever one might think of him he does support 'good causes' and is prepared to put his own name, time and money into them. Another good example of his altruism is his efforts to assemble the largest collection in the world of Victoria Crosses, under the control of a charitable trust set up by him; the trust intends, apparently, to put the collection on public display in London in due course.