Japanese films are experiencing a revival in popularity with several blockbusters coming out in rapid succession and more movie theaters going up across the country.

The hits “Nana” and “Densha Otoko” (“Train Man”) earned more than 3 billion yen each last year and this spring the number of movie screens across the country is expected to top 3,000.

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