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The premiere of the ‘movie’ Korea in Japan causes a sensation

Japanese major outlets recently scooped the premiere of the movie Korea, held in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

The movie, starring Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Na, is based on a true story in which North and South Korea formed a united team for a table tennis match in the 41st World Table Tennis Championships, held in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

On April 27, the film production company The Tower Pictures stated the special premiere of the movie Korea in Chiba prefecture had been reported through Japanese major outlets, receiving a lot of attention.

The special premiere was held at the Chiba Citizen Hall, accommodating 1000 Korean-Japanese on April 20. Some 40 outlets, including NHK, Yomiuri, Mainichi, Sankei Sports attended the event.

On April 20, the Japanese daily newspaper Yomiuri scooped the premiere with the title “The united table tennis team between South and North Korea appears in Chiba”

Sankei Sports reported the event with the title, “One is stronger than two”—quoted by actree Ha Ji Won. Nikan Sports showed huge interests on Ha Ji Won through its article. The local newspaper Chiba Daily also reported the event with heft.

The high-profile movie will be released on May 3.

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