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Living on Tokyo Time (1987)

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
...
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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R
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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$285,146 (USA)
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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

Lana: Come on, what else have you got going? If it works, great, if it fails you can write a song about it like Layla
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References Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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And...
By Circadient Rhythm
Courtesy of A-I-R Records
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interesting character study
21 April 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The main plot line of "Living on Tokyo Time" is Ken's marriage of convenience to a Japanese national seeking a green card. But between the lines it is a character study of a Japanese American in a life crisis. Intimate and understated, we see an authentic portrait of a man who doesn't know where he belongs.


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