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The distributor of the controversial film “Yasukuni” has sounded out a theater in Kochi about showing it despite honoring an earlier request not to do so out of consideration for a person featured in the film, the theater’s owner said Saturday.

The owner of the Atago theater, Asao Mizuta, 58, said distributor Argo Pictures on Thursday proposed screening the documentary in August or September. But Mizuta said he will not show it unless Naoji Kariya, a local sword maker who appears in the film, agrees to the screening.

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