Press Release

Legendary Japanese film “Tora-san” comes back to home screens


           The Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh, the Japan Foundation and the International Television Channel Ltd. (hereinafter NTV) are pleased to announce that an all-time Japanese box-office hit “Tora-san’s Sunrise and Sunset(男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け)” will be re-aired on NTV at 8:45 am on Saturday 24 February.

          Humanistic yet humorous, this film which will bring laughter and tears, features unsuccessful love and family drama of a peddler, Tora-san (starring Kiyoshi Atsumi) who often goes on trips and suddenly pops over to his home in downtown Tokyo. The life and sentiment of characters depicted in the film made it a long running hit since its first screening in 1969, spanning 48 episodes till 1995 and 1 special episode in 1997.

         NTV in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation will air three selected films of “Tora-san” dubbed in Bengali language in February, March and April to introduce various aspects of Japan as well as familiarise Bangladeshi viewers with the Japanese culture and life.