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Kore-eda urges 'solidarity' as Japan-South Korea trade war rumbles on

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By ANDER GILLENEA

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Although the 10-day BIFF features Japanese films throughout its program, eyebrows were raised at the end of September when it was revealed that the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) had not selected any Korean productions for its main award.

Good news the Japanese films are featured. The hooligan rioters, right wingers, and boycotting demonstrators must not be representatives of their countries. Extremists in minority don’t represent the whole group. Hatred is breed if so. The trade war need not to spread into the arts.

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Good on this guy for trying to spread peace.

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the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) had not selected any Korean productions

Good news the Japanese films are featured.

I think you missed something there

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the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) had not selected any Korean productions

Good news the Japanese films are featured. 

I think you missed something there

I saw that but what do you expect to say, the Koreans feature Japanese films but the Japanese has not selected any Korean films? Too childish of a comment.

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Kore-eda said Saturday as he formally accepted the Asian Filmmaker of the Year of Award from South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). 

Congratulations Kore-eda san! Any worthy international award should be fair and not affected by political squabbles.

Although the 10-day BIFF features Japanese films throughout its program, eyebrows were raised at the end of September when it was revealed that the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) had not selected any Korean productions for its main award.

So not a single Korean film worthy of being screened in Tokyo (despite a Korean film winning the prestigious Palme d'or at the Cannes this year), or Tokyo festival organisers being petty? Hmmm...

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The hooligan rioters

@quercetum - what Korean rioters? Care to post a link to a story about these riots in Korea?

The onus of proof is on anyone who is pushing the fake news that there have been anti-Japan riots in South Korea.

I'll wait...

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I saw that but what do you expect to say, the Koreans feature Japanese films but the Japanese has not selected any Korean films? Too childish of a comment.

@quercetum - had it been the other way around, many posters would have seized on it immediately.. do you at least acknowledge that?

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Kore-Eta is a top bloke.

I think if more of Japan's 'elite' were like him this would be a much better place to live in.

He understands what it is all about.

He doesn't live in a silver-spooned utopia.

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Art has no barriers.

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