Directed by Michel Gondry. It is an adaptation of the short story comic "Cecil and Jordan in New York" by Gabrielle Bell.
Hiroko and Akira (Ayako Fujitani and Ryō Kase) are a young couple from the provinces who arrive in Tokyo with limited funds, short-term lodging and what appears to be a solid and mutually supportive relationship that will seemingly carry them through any challenge. Akira is an aspiring filmmaker whose debut feature will soon screen in the city — and hopefully lead to a more solid career; in the interim, he lands work wrapping gifts at a local department store. After securing short-term housing in the cramped studio apartment of old school chum Akemi (Ayumi Ito) — a career girl with a demanding boyfriend who grows weary of Akemi's houseguests — Hiroko hits the streets of Tokyo in search of a suitable apartment, finding a series of rat-infested hovels that neither she nor Akira can afford on their limited salaries. After Akira's film screens to dubious acclaim, one spectator informs Hiroko of the inherent struggles in relationships between creative types: often, one half of a couple feels invisible, useless, or unappreciated, something Hiroko relates to wholeheartedly in the wake of her numerous trials and tribulations in the unfamiliar city of Tokyo. She starts to question her role in the relationship, resulting in a startling transformation in which she turns into a wooden chair, and is taken in by a young man.
2 (Xinhua) -- A Tokyo citizens group said it has detected high concentrations of potentially harmful substances known as PFAS in the blood samples of some inhabitants of the western area of the Japanese capital, local media reported, suggesting contamination of local water supply perhaps attributable to U.S.
TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st February, 2023) ... Marcos' visit will take place at a time when Tokyo and Manila are dealing with the deportation of four Japanese citizens suspected of being involved in a series of robberies in their homeland, Japanese media reported.
A Tokyo citizens' group said Monday it has detected high concentrations of potentially harmful substances known as PFAS in some western Tokyo residents' blood, suggesting it could be due to contamination of the local water supply by U.S ... 30, 2023, shows a western Tokyo citizens' ...
Contracts in TokyoOlympics bid rigging case totaled 40 bil ...TOKYO - A Tokyo citizens' group said Monday it has detected high concentrations of potentially harmful substances known as PFAS in some western Tokyo residents' blood, suggesting it could be due to contamination of the local water supply by U.S.
Beijing said Monday it stands ready to work with all countries to facilitate normal cross-border travel a day after lifting visa issuance restrictions on Japanese citizens that had been imposed in protest of Tokyo's tighter border controls for travelers from China... China lifts visa issuance restrictions on Japanese citizens.
TOKYO. The Chinese embassy in Tokyo announced on Sunday that it would resume issuing visas to Japanese citizens ... “Starting today, the Embassy and the Offices of Consulates-General of the People’s Republic of China will resume issuing ordinary visas for Japanese citizens,” a short online notice issued by the embassy said without elaborating.
... citizens traveling to China," the statement read. China stopped issuing ordinary visas to Japanese citizens on January 10 in connection with Tokyo's "discriminatory" requirement for Chinese travelers to submit negative PCR tests.
Activists seeking to preserve two historic sports venues and an iconic tree-lined avenue are locked in a battle with the Tokyo government over the redevelopment of one of the city's greenest neighborhoods ... "The plan has long been in the works as part of the 2013 vision to make Tokyo more accessible, less congested, safer and up to date," she said.
TOKYO - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp ... TOKYO - Teachers, students, medical experts and other citizens voiced anxieties Friday over the downgrading of COVID-19's legal status this spring, fearing that the action will remove anti-infection measures that have become an entrenched part of daily lives and heighten infection risks.
TOKYO - Teachers, students, medical experts and other citizens voiced anxieties Friday over the downgrading of COVID-19's legal status this spring, fearing that the action will remove anti-infection measures that have become an entrenched part of daily lives and heighten infection risks.
Tokyo , January 21 (ANI). Japanese citizens have started thronging various shrines and temples as the Japanese New Year has officially begun. "Omikuji" are fortune-telling papers that predict the future ... During the month of January in 2023, many people visited the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, to pay their New Year's visit ... (ANI) ....
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