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Living on Tokyo Time (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 August 1987 (USA)
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When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Minako Ohashi ...
Kyoko
Ken Nakagawa ...
Ken
Mitzi Abe ...
Mimi
Bill Bonham ...
Carl
Brenda Aoki ...
Michelle
Kate Connell ...
Lana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshi Akuhara ...
Businessman #2
Keith Choy ...
Lambert
James Cranna ...
Jimbo (as Jim Cranna)
John Cruz ...
Drummer
Richard Enos ...
Bass Player
Alex Herschlag ...
Warren
...
Woman in Cafe #2
Jim Hirabayashi ...
Cook
Hiroshi Kashiwagi ...
Nisei Man
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When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.

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She came to America and found the three R's: Romance, Rejection, Rock 'n Roll

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Comedy | Drama

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The black and white picture of the woman on the bookshelf of records where Kyoto is listening to music is that of singer Grace Slick, singer for Jefferson Airplane. See more »

Quotes

Woman in Cafe #2: Did you ever think that maybe you should find yourself a nice Japanese boy?
Woman in Cafe: Where? There aren't any.
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References Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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Clarks Shiraz
By Moebius and Beerbohm
Courtesy of Sky Records
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9 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While "Living on Tokyo Time" is highlighted with fine performances from the two leads and a real sense of realism and desperation, the main feeling I took away from my viewing was depression. Dreams and hopes are shattered in the story and perhaps in the real world there are no happy endings, but, that's why we have movies.


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