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A public preview of director Li Ying’s controversial documentary “Yasukuni” was held Wednesday in Tokyo by lawyers associations who feared the city’s populace might miss the chance to see the film because cinemas are canceling plans to screen it.

In Tokyo, four cinemas that originally planned to show the documentary earlier this month have canceled the screenings, while another cinema has announced that it will show the film starting May 3.

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