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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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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
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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 »

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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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Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006) See more »

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Clarks Shiraz
By Moebius and Beerbohm
Courtesy of Sky Records
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Intelligent and Charming
17 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a cute and sad little story of cultural difference. Kyoko is a beautiful Japanese woman who has run to California to escape from a failed relationship in Japan. Ken is a Japanese American manual laborer with aspirations of rock and roll stardom but little concrete to offer a potential partner. Kyoko "marries" Ken in order to be able to stay permanently in the U.S., with the understanding that although they will live together until she gets a "green card" the marriage will be in name only. It soon develops that the parties are not on the same wavelength - or perhaps in the same "time zone", hence the title of the movie. As an immigration attorney I have seen such "arrangements" take on a life of their own, so I was pleased to see how well the filmmaker developed the dramatic possibilities of this situation.


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