If you’re one of those people who bought a Kangol cap in the late 1990s with the notion that maybe it will make you seem as cool as Samuel L. Jackson (I plead guilty), then read on.

SLJ (as he’s often called in the U.S., and now by many in the Japanese media, too) came to Tokyo to promote “Kong: Skull Island” (“King Kong: Dokuroto no Kyoshin”) earlier this month, along with Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. It was a momentous occasion for the Japanese media, and Jackson’s schedule was packed to the gills with press conferences and TV interviews. After all, the last time Jackson graced these shores was in 1995, when he visited for “Die Hard With a Vengeance.”

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