Shintaro Locations

A.M. Nornes amnornes
Wed Nov 1 00:49:46 EST 2000

At 2:01 PM +0900 10/30/00, Aaron Gerow wrote:
> Ishihara Shintaro, the governor of Tokyo and brother of movie great
> Ishihara Shintaro, announced that he will be creating a "Tokyo Location
> Box" in the city government to serve as a window for encouraging the
> shooting of films in Tokyo.

This was prominently reported in Daily Variety, noting that the last major
American film to shoot in Japan was Black Rain. The problems they
encountered on that shoot (with "mandarin minions" in various halls of
government) have scared off all subsequent productions. It will be
interesting to see if anyone takes them up on the offer.


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