Last night we saw Dave Boyle’s White on Rice, a wonderful comedy that portrays its Japanese characters without fear or assimilation.
In the Q & A, Boyle explained the Japanese actors wrote their own dialoge. I asked if the Japanese actors also wrote their own English dialogue, the delivery of humorous lines was that good. Watanabe has a master’s sense of comedic delivery in American English. Nobody could have been surprised when Watanabe confessed I love American sitcoms.
Oh, and don’t tell my fiance, but I am totally infatuated with Aiko.1
For your delectation, a few tchotchkes:2