Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Japanese media have been touting a commercial directed by Hong Kong director John Woo
and starring Japanese actor Takuya Kimura as the product of a “dream pair.”
At the invitation of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Kimura visited Taiwan July 11-14 to shoot the commercial, I Love Taiwan, which is aimed mainly at Japanese tourists. It was the first time that Kimura and Woo have worked together on a production.
In the commercial, to be released in October, Kimura introduces Taiwan’s renowned xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings), mango ice, oolong tea and other gourmet food and attractions.
The commercial was shot at a hot springs resort in New Taipei, the Neihu flower market and Shih Chien University in Taipei, as well as other locations. [FULL STORY]