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And so it begins…Tom Cruise (‘Ethan Hunt’) was all smiles in Tokyo as he began his whirlwind international tour to promote ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.’ From the moment Tom arrived at the Haneda Airport in Japan, fans and news outlets have been photographing his every move.
Tom was joined ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ co-star, Paula Patton (IMF agent ‘Jane Carter’) and Academy Award winning director, Brad Bird for several stops in Tokyo, including a press conference and special fan screening at the Roppongi Hills Arena!
Paula even tweeted from the event to share her appreciation of the Japanese fans with the world:
Tom always has a great time whenever he visits the Land of the Rising Sun. As you can see in the press conference video, the trio are very happy to be there as Tom enjoyed a friendly exchange with his Japanese interpreter and Paula enthusiastically exclaimed, “it’s my very first time in Toyko and it’s like a dream come true!” All three of them emphasized the importance of teamwork while making a film and thanks to fans like you working with the TomCruise.com team, we are excited to share an insider glimpse of the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ fan screening.
Here are a bevy of photos that you might enjoy from Tom’s visit to Tokyo!
Also joining enthusiastic fans and the cast of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Wednesday night was American Ambassador to Japan, John V. Roos. Together with Tom, they met with residents of the Fukushima Prefecture who suffered through the catastrophic East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami last March. Both men signed a banner in support of the Tomodachi initiative who’s aim is to support initiatives relating to Japan’s recovery from the natural disaster as well as strengthen ties between the United States and Japan.
The TomCruise.com team will update this post as our fan correspondents continue to send us their comments, videos and photos through the official Tom Cruise Twitter, Facebook, Orkut, Gree and Weibo social media channels, so check back soon for even more images from Japan! We will be honored to share those reports with all of you!!
Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Brad Bird, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux.
Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative ‘Ethan Hunt’ (Tom Cruise) is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.” Left without any resources or backup, ‘Ethan’ must find a way to clear his agency’s name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, ‘Ethan’ is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.
‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ will be in theaters and IMAX in the U.S. on December 21, 2011!
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