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Cameron Diaz in the Philippines? Lookalike tourist has everyone guessing on the island of Palawan

Even local media reported news of Diaz’s visit, suggesting Bradley Cooper was by her side for the trip.

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Gwyneth Paltrow visits Japan, dines on sushi and soba as Goop beauty brand debuts in Tokyo

New Goop pop-up shop and cafe opens in Tokyo for a limited time.

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We have an awesome time speaking with “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight【Interview】

The director speaks to us about the film and how elements of Japanese culture have influenced him.

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Jennifer Connelly sang a Japanese song that became a number one hit single in Japan 【Video】

Watch as a teenage Connelly advertises a Technics product while singing in perfect Japanese.

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We try the cookies Leonardo DiCaprio fell in love with on his recent visit to Japan

After tasting the sweets at Tokyo’s oldest department store, there was one famous brand of Japanese biscuits that went home with the Hollywood movie star.

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Hayao Miyazaki says Studio Ghibli once stood up to Harvey Weinstein with a Japanese samurai sword

According to Hayao Miyazaki, the act meant “I defeated him”.

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Creator of anime Your Name says he’s “not really that interested” in Hollywood live-action remake

Makoto Shinkai’s anime is unabashedly emotional, but the director sounds like a detached dad when discussing his mega-hit baby’s next step.

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Anime Your Name to be remade as Hollywood live-action movie produced by J.J. Abrams

Hollywood rolls the anime remake dice again, this time with Makoto Shinkai’s mega-hit.

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We sit down and make a fool of ourselves with Keanu Reeves in Japan

Our Japanese reporter refrained from saying “excellent” when he met the Hollywood star, but what he said instead was equally embarrassing.

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Producer Masi Oka announces first Japanese actor in Netflix Death Note movie

Well, you’ve got to start somewhere…

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Studio in Osaka lets you get photos taken as legendary samurai warlord Audrey Hepburn

Because geisha and warriors are passé, we went to a photo shoot to look like figures of Hollywood’s golden age.

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We talk to Matt Damon in Tokyo about films, Tommy Lee Jones and how to be cool like Jason Bourne

On 7 October, Japan finally gets to enjoy Jason Bourne, the latest instalment in the Bourne movie series, and ahead of the movie’s release our Japanese reporters were lucky enough to enjoy some time with Matt Damon.

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Tom Hanks visits Japan, blends in with oyaji at restaurant in Tokyo

Find out where the Hollywood movie star took this silly selfie after the break!

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Critics of Hollywood Asian “whitewashing” come up with a John Cho-based solution

How many of these “actor-swapped” movies would you watch?

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Here’s what Japanese people think of Hollywood’s recent “whitewashing”【Video】

What do Japanese people think of Caucasian—not Asian—actors being cast in Hollywood adaptations of Japanese anime?

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It’s 2015, and the DeLorean has already been spotted in Tokyo!

It’s the year 2015, and you all know what that means: self-tying shoes, flying cars, hoverboards… and a visit from Marty, Doc, and Jennifer! While they weren’t supposed to arrive until October, sightings of the DeLorean in Akihabara lead us to believe that Marty McFly and the gang have changed their travel plans to make their appearance a couple of months early!

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Twitter photo collection of Hollywood celebrities doing Japanese things in Japan

If there’s one thing Japanese people love more than Hollywood celebrities visiting Japan, it’s Hollywood celebrities visiting Japan and doing Japanese things.

Japanese Twitter user @syerinngamu recently posted a collection of photos of international celebrities doing just that. From wearing yukata to beating taiko drums to breaking open barrels of sake with a hammer and more, the pictures prove that nothing warms Japanese people’s hearts more than seeing someone internationally famous doing something cultural in their homeland.

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Kids of the ’00s rejoice: a live-action Hollywood Beyblade film is in the works

Following the success of other popular toy franchises turned Hollywood films such as Transformers and G.I. Joe, Paramount Pictures has announced that they have acquired the rights to make a live-action Beyblade film.

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Hollywood version of Death Note making progress, gets Adam Wingard as new director

Followers of Japanese manga and anime will no doubt be aware that Death Note has been a highly successful franchise. The story has been made into a series of movies that were big hits here in Japan as well as a musical that was performed at the Nissei Theater in Tokyo this month, and there’s also a TV drama scheduled for broadcast in July this year.

But that’s not all. We still have the Hollywood live action film of Death Note to look forward to, and the recent news is that the movie now has a new director!

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Keanu Reeves tries to be a tourist in Akihabara, gets mobbed by fans instead

You might think that after Keanu Reeves’s 2013 movie 47 Ronin – very loosely based on the Japanese story Chūshingura – became the second biggest box office bomb ever, Japanese people’s opinion on the actor would go down a little bit.

Well, you’d be wrong! On February 11, Keanu Reeves was spotted just walking down the street in Akihabara like any other tourist, and he was instantly mobbed by fangirls and fanboys alike, each one clamoring for the best “Keanu selfies” that they could get.

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