Within the closing days of the Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition, The Hollywood Reporter Japan sprinkled some old-school glamour on proceedings with a lavish social gathering at The Peninsula Resort in Ginza.
On Oct. 30, THR Japan took over Peter Restaurant for an occasion that noticed a few of the greatest names in Japan’s film trade mingle, get pleasure from beautiful canapés and distinctive drinks from Sake Hundred surrounded on three sides by the spectacular nighttime views of Tokyo from the twenty fourth ground of The Peninsula.
The opening ceremony noticed speeches from Tokyo Movie Competition chairman Hiroyasu Ando; Tsukasa Shiga, chairman of Hersey Shiga World the digital media large that licenses THR Japan in collaboration with Penske Media Company; Japan’s Surroundings Minister, and famous movie buff, Shintaro Ito; and THR‘s Asia Bureau Chief Patrick Brzeski.
Among the many native leisure trade friends have been Cannes Palme d’Or-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda, Japanese performing icon Jun Kunimura (The Wailing, Halfway, Kate), actor Takumi Saitoh (Shin Ultraman, Shin Kamen Rider), Godzilla Minus One director Takashi Yamazaki and producer Georgina Pope.
From the Tokyo Movie Competition, jury members Tran Thi Bich Ngoc, Markus Nornes and Albert Serra have been additionally noticed.
Additionally in attendance from the studio aspect have been Toho Cinemas president Takayuki Ikeda; Kazushi Sato, deputy managing director and senior vp at Sony Footage Leisure; Gaku Narita, head of Japan contents, government director at Disney; and Belina Tan, vp company communications at Disney APAC.
The social gathering additionally attracted native Tokyo dignitaries, together with Ishii Mitsuko and Hirofumi Nakasone, members of the Home of Councillors of Japan; Junko Koyama, president of Clarins Japan; Kathy Knowles, advertising and marketing director of MSC Cruises; Roberto Barbieri, director at MHD; Yuiko Murase and Masashi Tanimura from Mitsubishi Property; and Costin Mandrea, Coca Cola Bottlers government officer and CCO.
Launched in January, THR Japan is a Tokyo-based Japanese-language leisure publication that features important trade information translated from THR‘s flagship web site, in addition to unique reporting on the Japanese leisure enterprise.