Celebrating American and Japanese Cinema at the Residence

Ambassador Bill Hagerty hosted a reception on October 24 to celebrate both American and Japanese cinema. With the start of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival, prominent celebrities came out to pay tribute to the creativity, cross-border collaborations, and investments that drive the vibrant international film industry.

Ambassador Charles Rivkin, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), spoke about the common U.S.-Japan concerns about copyright protection and intellectual property rights. Nobuyoshi Otani, chairman of the Federation of Japanese Films Industry, also spoke.