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Prepared to step out of his comfort zone and say what he really thinks, Yusuke Iseya is something of a rarity in the Japanese entertainment industry. An actor with a conscience, he’s most well-known for movies such as “13 Assassins,” “Tomorrow’s Joe” and the Hollywood film “Blindness,” yet rather than talking about any of that, the 39-year-old would prefer to speak about the environment.

That’s not to say he doesn’t care about his profession. He’s passionate about every role he plays — including his latest part as Hikomura in Hiroyuki “Sabu” Tanaka’s romantic comedy “Chasuke’s Journey” (“Ten no Chasuke”) — it’s just that he believes there are more important things to worry about, most notably the state of the planet and the amount of damage we’re doing to it.

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