Japanese "International" Movies Don't Interest Me.
First of all, I would like to say this — I don't consider myself to be an international filmmaker. All I do is try to make films for myself, that's what I do. But, apparently, there are many "international films," "international movie directors" and even "international actors" in Japan. But for each and every one of us in this industry, including myself, of course, the reality is that we just do what we do, regardless of what label others put on us. A film has significance only when people watch it, and in those moments, who really cares if the film is "international" or not?