U.S. actor Tommy Lee Jones, 66, who plays Douglas MacArthur in the new movie "Emperor" (to be released on July 27), will visit Japan next week.
Jones will be joined by co-star Matthew Fox and director Peter Webber. During their visit, they will attend an event at the American Embassy which played an important role in the film as the embassy was where MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito first met.
Jones, who is known to be a big kabuki fan, will also visit the new Kabukiza in Ginza.
Set in postwar Japan, "Emperor" deals with the decision on whether or not to prosecute Emperor Hirohito as a war criminal. The Japanese cast include Riko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida and Kaori Momoi.© Japan Today