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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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