Reception Held to Celebrate Film 'Drive My Car' for Academy Award Nominations and Win

On March 28, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles held a reception at the Consul General of Japan's Official Residence to celebrate Japanese film Drive My Car’s Academy Award nominations in four categories, of which it won Best International Feature.
After Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles MUTO Akira offered congratulatory greetings, the film's Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi spoke about winning the award for Best International Feature and expressed gratitude to the people in Hollywood who have contributed to the promotion of Japanese films. Speaking on behalf of Japanese Americans actively involved in the entertainment industry here, legendary actor George Takei offered a toast.
Congratulations to Director Hamaguchi and Drive My Car team!