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‘The Cove’ sparks controversy in Japan, U.S. military base

The Associated Press reports the U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base west of Tokyo has canceled its screening of The Cove to be 'sensitive to local political and cultural concerns.' Protesters are also reportedly showing up outside of the film's Japanese distributor's offices to protest the public screening of the doc, which is due to hit theaters in Japan in June.
April 22, 2010

The Associated Press reports the U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base west of Tokyo has canceled its screening of The Cove to be ‘sensitive to local political and cultural concerns.’ Protesters are also reportedly showing up outside of the film’s Japanese distributor’s offices to protest the public screening of the doc, which is due to hit theaters in Japan in June.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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