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‘Indiana Jones’ scene worries Tokyo official


Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone has taken a swipe at the latest sequel of Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones blockbuster series for trivializing the devastation of a nuclear bomb blast.

“There was a scene ... in which the famous hero, facing a blast from a nuclear test, hid in a refrigerator,” Nakasone said in a speech against nuclear weapons.

“I was surprised by the movie’s lack of awareness of a nuclear bomb blast. A nuclear explosion destroys everything in an instant. I felt concern that this kind of easy-going image might spread around the world.”

The minister late on Monday did not identify the movie, but a foreign ministry official confirmed yesterday that it was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Two US atomic bombs dropped on Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities in August 1945 killed more than 210,000 people.

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