EXCLUSIVE: Why does Tommy Lee Jones love Japan?

By: Izumi Hasegawa   March 8, 2013

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.”