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MIS -Human Secret Weapon-


Director:Junichi Suzuki

Drama Documentary

Asian Premiere

10/24 15:30-

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100min English Color, Black & White | 2012 JAPAN=U.S.A. | Distributor in Japan : Film Voice Inc.

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From classics that have association with Nihombashi to new documentaries that look at various ways of “being Japanese”, Kaneto Shindo’s masterpiece that pursues the image of the Japanese, and the recent much-talked about hit film that looks at the way one Japanese person ended his life, will be screened over three days. Japanese mind will be closely scrutinised in Nihombashi. October 23-25, 2012 / Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (COREDO Muromachi 4・5・6F)


This controversial film exposes the confidential MIS (Military Intelligence Service), based on testimony from second-generation Japanese Americans who were to fight against their parents’ homeland, Japan.
Military Intelligence Service (MIS) was an intelligence service in the U.S. mainly composed of second-generation Japanese Americans, a confidential state secret. This landmark collection of testimony reveals the previously hidden history of the MIS soldiers. Despite holding U.S. nationality, they had to overcome racial discrimination and accept their fate to fight against their parents' home country, Japan. The conclusion of Junichi Suzuki's powerful three-part documentary about Japanese-American history!

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COREDO Muromachi Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall

10/24 15:30 - 17:55 (100min.)

Q&A Greeting from the stage

Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Junichi Suzuki(Director/Screenplay)
Q&A:Junichi Suzuki(Director/Screenplay), Herbert Yanamura(Ex-MIS Soldier)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1000|Tickets at the Door ¥1000(Tax included)

Special student admission tickets at the door: ¥500(Tax included)


Same-Day Tickets (Tickets are only available at theaters'ticket counter)

* Remaining tickets will be first-come-first sold basis.

TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills : Day of the screening 9:30
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall : 1 hour before the first screening of the day
Cinemart Roppongi : Day of the screening 10:00

* Starting time for ticket sales is different for each theater.

* Same-day tickets for any film are purchasable at any venue.

* Same-day tickets may be sold out immediately after start of sales.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Tickets can be purchased at tickeboard-site on First-come basis.

* Tickets are not refundable, not exchangeable and not replaceable in event of loss.

Junichi Suzuki

Born 1952 in Chigasaki. Studied ethics at the University of Tokyo. He joined Nikkatsu Corp. as an assistant director, where he studied under 22 directors. The head of studio asked him if he wanted to direct a film, which apparently everyone turned down the opportunity to direct. Since then he has directed over 20 films for more than 30 years. He came back to Japan in June this year after 11-year life in the U.S. His further success is eagerly awaited.

Director/Screenplay : Junichi Suzuki
Music : Kitaro
Cinematographer : Masashi Kobuchi
Editor : Toru Mihara
Producer : Shigeto Terasaka
Executive Producer : Ryuichi Suzuki
Executive Producer : Hisatake Shibuya

Harry Akune
Grant Ichikawa
Thomas Sakamoto
Takejiro Higa
Norman Mineta
George Ariyoshi
Daniel Inouye
Jake Shimabukuro

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