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'Drive My Car' scores big, but Hollywood budgets a distant dream

Japanese film industry faces pressure to embrace streaming

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, director of the Oscar-winning "Drive My Car," poses in the press room at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27.   © AP

TOKYO -- The Oscar win by "Drive My Car" shows once again that Japanese movies can compete artistically on the global stage. But it also underscores the chasm between the Japanese and American film industries in terms of budgets.

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