MI6 reports from Tokyo where the "Quantum of Solace" worldwide promotional tour made its final stop for the Japanese premiere...

Quantum of Solace Tokyo Premiere
2nd December 2008

The final stop on the "Quantum of Solace" world tour took place on Tuesday 25th November 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. the evening's premiere, Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Marc Forster and Barbara Broccoli attended a press conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo.

The premiere screening was held at Toho Cinemas in Roppongi, Tokyo. The guests started arriving at 5pm for the red carpet 'Arena event' adjacent to the theatre in Roppongi Hills.

Hundreds of spectators gathered to catch a glimpse of the stars, and some lucky fans who had stood by barricades for hours managed to grab autographs or photographs with Daniel Craig. Big screens were erected to give the ticket-only crowds further back a good view of the action.

Producer Barbara Broccoli was one of the first to arrive, followed by Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and then director Marc Forster. The crowd went wild as Daniel Craig arrived and immediately started talking to the fans. Local celebrity Osugi introduced the stars on the red carpet, but embarrassingly forgot the names of 007 and his director.

Japanese baseball star Daisuke Matsuzaka arrived in true 007 style in an Aston Martin DBS. Other notable Japanese celebrities included Emiri Henmi, Kano Shimai (Kano Sisters), George Takahashi, Mika Mifune, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Junichi Ishida, and Izumi Mori.

After the Arena event, the guests moved on to the Toho Cinema for the screening. The capacity in the theatre for the screening is only around 100 people, so the Tokyo premiere was the smallest on the "Quantum of Solace" world tour.

"Quantum of Solace" opens nationwide in Japan on Saturday 24th January 2009. It is the final territory for the film.

Many thanks to Macc.

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