EXCLUSIVE: Why does Tommy Lee Jones love Japan?

By: Izumi Hasegawa   March 8, 2013


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Tommy Lee Jones has visited Japan many times. Japan is the only other country he’s been visiting while promoting new films, besides the U.S.   He even agreed to play a super goofy character in a canned coffee TV ad in Japan.  The reason he did this is probably because he really loves Japan. When I asked him why, he answered me with a smile!

“I don’t know. It’s just the way I am. I’m interested in how the two cultures meet, and the interaction between the two cultures. American society has had a tremendous influence on Japan, and Japanese culture has had a tremendous influence on American culture as well, in terms of cinema, art, culture, clothes, just about everything.”