Hundreds Flock To See ‘Yasukuni’

From The Japan Times:

A Tokyo movie theater on Saturday became the first in the nation to screen the controversial documentary “Yasukuni,” drawing hundreds of viewers throughout the day despite drizzling rain.

People started arriving at Cine Amuse in Shibuya hours before the first screening, but despite expectations, no rightwing protests or speaker trucks were seen in the area.

The theater will show “Yasukuni” eight times a day on two screens, one with English subtitles, until Friday, and more than 20 other theaters nationwide will follow suit, distributor Argo Pictures said.

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