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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:
Keith Choy ...
Lambert
James Cranna ...
Jimbo (as Jim Cranna)
Alex Herschlag ...
Warren
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Woman in Cafe #2
Fay Kawabata ...
Woman in Cafe
Lane Nishikawa ...
Lane
Joe Oyama ...
Father
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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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14 August 1987 (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 »

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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 Code of Silence (1985) See more »

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Clarks Shiraz
By Moebius and Beerbohm
Courtesy of Sky Records
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Culture Clash
24 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a realistic,comedic look at a marriage of convenience between a Japanese-American man and a Japanese woman.Director Steven Okazaki does a great job of showing the culture clash between the Japanese-born Kyoto and the born in America Ken.All the performances are uniformly good.Minako Ohashi as the Japanese emigre Kyoto,turns in a knowing performance.You feel her alienation and loneliness throughout.There are some fine supporting roles here,notably Kate Connell,and Mitzie Abe,as Ken's sister.Director Okazaki wraps everything up with an unexpected,realistic ending.


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