2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Made in Japan

Tuesday, March 17
1:30PM - 2:59PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave

Made in Japan is the remarkable story of Tomi Fujiyama, the first female Japanese country music star. From playing the USO circuit throughout Asia to headlining in Las Vegas and recording 7 albums for Columbia records, Tomi’s career culminates in a 1964 performance at The Grand Ole Opry where she followed Johnny Cash and received the only standing ovation of the night. Forty years later, Tomi and her husband set out on a journey through Japan and across the United States to fulfill a dream of performing at The Opry one more time. Made in Japan is a funny yet poignant multi-cultural journey through music, marriage, and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA/Japan
Language: English and Japanese
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89min

Director: Josh Bishop

Executive Producer: Elijah Wood, Morgan Spurlock

Producer: Josh Diamond, Jason Diamond, Julie Lombardi

Screenwriter: Josh Bishop

Cinematographer: Gregg De Domenico

Editor: Julie Lombardi, Victoria Lesiw

Sound Designer: Ian Stynes

Music: Kaki King

Additional Credits: Voice Over: Elijah Wood

Principal Cast: Tomi Fujiyama, Charlie Louvin, Oscar Sullivan, John Walker, Chris Scruggs


Having lived in the U.S., Europe and Japan, Josh Bishop considers himself a “citizen of the world.” Using this unique combination of influences, Josh strives to make original, multi-cultural films that he hopes will entertain people and make them think. After multiple short films, Made in Japan is his first feature effort.

Public Film Contact
Josh Diamond
The Hidden Fortress
(212) 868-7678

Publicity Contact
David Magdael



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