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14-year-old Okinawan director makes debut with “Yagi no Boken (The Catcher on the Shore)”

This article was written by Chris MaGee.

Being where we are here at the beginning of the 21st century it’s hard not to play the speculation game and wonder where Japanese film will be going in the coming decades. There are so many young and exciting voices coming up in the film industry in Japan, but few are as exciting and young as 14-year-old Ryugo Nakamura.

In 2009 the Okinawa Higashi Junior High student submitted his film treatment to the Okinawan Prefectural office who was running a competition to find a film idea that would promote tourism to Japan’s most southern islands.. and Nakamura won.

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