• Compiled From Kyodo, Staff Reports


More than 10 theaters nationwide will screen “Yasukuni,” a controversial documentary film on Tokyo’s war-linked shrine, in May or later as originally planned, following Thursday’s decision by an Osaka cinema to screen it, industry sources said Friday.

Despite possible intimidation by rightwingers, Cinema Taurus in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Kyoto Cinema in Kyoto, Cinewind in Niigata, Salon Cinema in Hiroshima and Cinema Select in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, will screen the documentary as planned, the sources said. The names of the other cinemas were not immediately available.

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