American actor Denzel Washington, 54, and cosmetic surgeon-turned-actress Ayako Nishikawa, 38, salute the media during a promotional event for the film "The Taking of Pelham 123" at Kokuritsukyogijo subway station on the Oedo line in Tokyo on Thursday. Washington, who was last in Japan in 2000, was made an honorary train dispatcher for the day and Nishikawa, an honorary station chief. Washington also stood on the platform for a few minutes and "oversaw" the arrival and departure of a train that arrived at 1:23 p.m., announcing in Japanese "The train is departing." The film, which deals with a subway hijacking in New York, opens in Japan on Sept 4.© Japan Today
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