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Tony Leung Chiu Wai's development plan was affected earlier due to anti Japanese sentiment, as his Japanese film 1905 with popular idol Atsuko Maeda due to a variety of reasons was unable to start production. Months ago the project was announced as scrapped. At the end of the month, the Wong Kar Wai directed THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) has been scheduled for a release in Japan. Leung Chiu Wai has confirmed that he will head to Tokyo for the premiere with Wong Kar Wai next Thursday, returning to promote in Japan after 4 years.
Due to the gradual easing of tension between China and Japan, Japanese film companies have begun to promote THE GRANDMASTERS. Aside from releasing a "Wing Chun massage therapy" at beauty salons there, a promotion will take place in Kobe Chinatown with hope to repair the relationship between the two countries.