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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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