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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.

Director:

Steven Okazaki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Minako Ohashi Minako Ohashi ... Kyoko
Ken Nakagawa Ken Nakagawa ... Ken
Mitzi Abe Mitzi Abe ... Mimi
Bill Bonham Bill Bonham ... Carl
Brenda Aoki Brenda Aoki ... Michelle
Kate Connell Kate Connell ... Lana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshi Akuhara Yoshi Akuhara ... Businessman #2
Keith Choy Keith Choy ... Lambert
James Cranna James Cranna ... Jimbo (as Jim Cranna)
John Cruz John Cruz ... Drummer
Richard Enos Richard Enos ... Bass Player
Alex Herschlag Alex Herschlag ... Warren
Amy Hill ... Woman in Cafe #2
Jim Hirabayashi Jim Hirabayashi ... Cook
Hiroshi Kashiwagi ... Nisei Man
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$285,146
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Farallon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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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Connections

Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Recall
By Moebius-Plank-Neumeirer
Courtesy of Sky Records
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User Reviews

 
Culture Clash
24 June 2001 | by chinaskeeSee 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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