Tokyo drama fest unveils winners

Lee Bynug-Hun wins for actor, 'Jin' nabs drama honors

The Intl. Drama Festival in Tokyo has announced the awards for its fourth edition to be held Oct. 25-28 during the Tokyo Film Festival.

The winner of the best actor in Asia prize is Korean megastar Lee Byung-Hun for his perf in the drama, “Iris.” The prize, established in 2008, is given to a non-Japanese thesp for an outstanding turn in an Asian drama.

Winner of the Asia Award for the Japanese drama with most export potential as determined by Asian buyers goes to the Tokyo Broadcasting System drama, “Jin.”

The Tokyo Drama Award for the local drama with most marketability outside Japan, as decided by exporters, has yet to be announced.

The aim of the Asia Award and Tokyo Drama Award is to heighten the international profile of Japanese dramas as exportable product.

Launched in 2007 with the backing of TV broadcasters, program producers, industry orgs and government ministries, the fest organizes a market for Japanese dramas, screens foreign dramas, holds symposiums and presents prizes.

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