Living on Tokyo Time (1987)

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Kyoko came to America in the first place to get over a failed romance and to show that she has an independent spirit. She speaks almost no English and is living at the "Y" while working at a restaurant. If she doesn't get a green card soon, she will have to return to Japan, and she's not willing to do that just yet. Before too long, a friend of hers sets her up with a marriage to a seemingly dull-witted Japanese-American boy who speaks no Japanese, and she cheerfully agrees to the convenient union. However, in this at times humorous independently produced drama, she is not pleased when her close proximity to him wakes her phony husband out of his mental slumber, and he starts trying to woo her in earnest.
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R (adult situations/language)
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Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Mitzi Abe
as Mimi
Brenda Aoki
as Michelle
Keith Choy
as Lambert
Judi Nihei
as Sheri
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Critic Reviews for Living on Tokyo Time

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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Living on Tokyo Time

½

A movie that Japanese Americans that lived through the 1980s can relate to. Kinda slow at times, but it has a lot of bittersweet comedy in it. A modern tale of cultural clash between a Japanese girl and a Japanese American guy, who is too frequently identified as Japanese by white Americans. He does not speak Japanese and does not like Japanese food.

Matthew Ota
Matthew Ota
½

Humorous and underrated Japanese comedy. Very funny at times, although timing is slow. If you are patient, you'll be in for a cute, not-really-that-romantic comedy. I'd definitely recommend a viewing of it.

Paige Scheller
Paige Scheller
½

I saw this film when I first moved to San Francisco. The actors where inexperienced, but it was a well written script that I could relate to.

Ms. Anthrope
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