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It is essential that Japanese people see this film. They have the same reaction as an American audience, but they have the added emotion of shame.

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Louie Psihoyos, director of "The Cove," a documentary that exposes Japanese dolphin slaughter. The film, which has won audience awards around the globe, has been shut out of the Tokyo International Film Festival for "hypocritical" reasons, Psihoyos claims. (Toronto Star)

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stirfry:

japan is hardly a bastion of free speech and balanced reporting

...and that's different from what country?? None I know of.

Agree telecasterplayer...it should be shown some where (maybe Kyoto) :)

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Japan has no concept of shame; only loss of face.

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Louie, why are you surprised ? japan is hardly a bastion of free speech and balanced reporting

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/

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I hope he gets a backer, rents a theater and shows the movie in Tokyo.

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