A little after 2:00 p.m. on August 22, when I arrived at the international arrival lobby of Haneda Airport to welcome the Paralympic delegation, I was struck by the aura of a person who was different from ordinary passengers. It was Takuya Kimura, 48, who appeared, rolling his suitcase.
He made a triumphant return to the airport with a group of four or five people who looked like airport security guards, staff and staff.
Mr. Kimura had been in Rome, Italy for a month for the filming of “THE SWARM,” an international drama series to be distributed in Japan, Germany and France next year. Mr. Kimura will play the role of the founder of a group of scientists working on ocean issues. The entire film is in English, and his daughter, Cocomi, and Kōki, gave him advice on pronunciation.
Surprisingly, this is Kimutaku’s first attempt at a foreign drama. Surprisingly, this is Kimutaku’s first attempt at an overseas drama. But instead of growing his wings in Italy, it seems he was forced to live a life with more restrictions than in Japan.
“On August 6, the Italian government started requiring a Green Pass, which is proof of vaccination, to enter restaurants and indoor facilities, and I couldn’t go anywhere without it. During the latter half of her stay, she was not allowed to go to the hotel gym, so she had to make do with walking around the city.
There was another incident when he returned to Japan. Due to a delay in his flight, he missed his connecting flight and had to wait for three hours, but as you can see, he was quite cool. This is the dignity of an international star.
From the September 24 ,2021issue of FRIDAY
Photo by： Tetsuya Takahashi