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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Does Karate Kid Part II count? Okinawa is techinally part of Japan, right?
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni
Does Karate Kid Part II count? Okinawa is techinally part of Japan, right?
I think it is.

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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Originally Posted by mrhan
I think it is but Karate Kid II was filmed in Oahu.
Again, the thread is about movies set in Japan, not FILMED in Japan.
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Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni
Again, the thread is about movies set in Japan, not FILMED in Japan.
I did answer his question and I just added info. to it. Just to please you I removed the rest of it to keep my answer in line. Jeez....
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The Toxic Avenger, Part II (1989)
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The Yakuza (1975, Robert Mitchum)


(Ahh, someone did mention it. Missed that - it kind of blended in. Oh, well - it's worth repeating anyway as it's a great movie.)
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The Wolverine
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Holy thread resurrection Batman!

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Walk, Don't Run (1966)

Gary Grant last movie before he retire for good.
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

I have updated the first post to incorporate almost everyone's responses.
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Back at the Front added to the first post.
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Godzilla (2014) is partially set in Japan.
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The Wolverine.
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The second Wolverine movie.
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Michael Keaton travels to Japan for about 5 minutes in "Gung Ho"
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

I think The Wolverine might apply too
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Originally Posted by SterlingBen
I could have sworn I made this thread several years ago but search produced nothing.

Forum Cultivated List:

3 Ninjas Kick Back
47 Ronin
Back at the Front
Back To Bataan
Bad News Bears Go To Japan
Barbarians And The Geisha, The
Battle Cry
Big Bird In Japan
Black Rain
Blood On The Sun
Bridge To The Sun
Challenge, The
Cove, The
Cry For Happy
Escapade In Japan
Fast & The Furious Tokyo Drift
First Yank In Tokyo
Flags Of Our Fathers
Flying Leathernecks
Fourth Dimension, The
Geisha Boy, The
Geisha Girl
Grudge
Grudge 2
Halls Of Montezuma
Harimaya Bridge, The
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Hellcats Of The Navy
Hiroshima: Out Of The Ashes
House of Bamboo
House Where Evil Dwells, The
Hunted, The (1995)
In Harm's Way
Into The Sun
Joe Butterfly
Karate Kid II
Karate - The Hand Of Death
Kill Bill
Last Samurai
Letters From Iwo Jima
Lost In Translation
Manster, The
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Monster
Mr. Baseball
My Geisha
New Rose Hotel
Objective, Burma!
Operation Pacific
Oriental Evil
Osaka Death Ride
Paradise Road
Ramen Girl, The
Run Silent, Run Deep
Sands Of Iwo Jima
Sayonara
Shogun (mini-series)
Shutter
Stopover Tokyo
Teahouse Of The August Moon, The
Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo
Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles III
They Were Expendable
Three Came Home

Three Stripes In The Sun
To End All Wars
Tokyo File
Tokyo Joe
Tokyo Pop
Toxic Avenger Part II
Violated Paradise
Walk, Don't Run
Wolverine, The
Yakuza, The
You Only Live Twice

What is missing?
Good list overall. I thought I would find things missing but most titles I think of are already included. One that you don't have is WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER (1960), a service comedy set on a Japanese island during the postwar occupation.

You have a number of war films about the Pacific War that shouldn't be on the list because they weren't set anywhere near Japan. The characters fight the Japanese but don't go to Japan. I've bolded those.

Also, THREE CAME HOME is set in a Japanese prison camp for civilians in Singapore.
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Well if movies that have a small part set in Japan count, put in Pearl Harbor & Tora Tora Tora.
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

First update to the list in 6 years. Added Temple, Grudge 3, & Wake Me When It's Over.

Anything contemporary come out in the last half decade that would qualify?
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