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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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