Japanese Blockbuster shot in the Maltese Islands

Originally a TV show on Japan’s Fuji Television, Confidence Man JP follows the comic journey of a scammer as she tries to make do with copious amounts of money from yakuza bosses and evil businessmen. It is a comedy-heist series, which goes down a treat with all those who watch it.

The movie is the third in its series and it promises to be a multi-billion blockbuster like its two predecessors, which were filmed in Hong Kong and Malaysia, and the fact that this movie was now filmed in Malta, with the Island appearing as itself, will help to expose the beauty of the country to Japanese, Chinese and South Korean Tourists.

Having this movie shot in Malta is definitely a big plus for the Asian Market,” Mr Shingo Endo, VisitMalta’s Japan and South Korea representative said, adding that with group bookings scheduled to start in June 2022, “we will continue to use this movie and its success to promote the sheer beauty of the Maltese Islands, giving tourists the opportunity to visit the various sites which have been used for the filming of this production.”

Although the movie is currently set for Asian release, there are plans in the pipeline to have it also available on streaming platforms, especially after the recent success of non-mainstream productions in the English language on giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The movie production received the support of the Malta Film Commission and of VisitMalta, who were crucial in organising the pre-production visit to the Maltese Islands, when the movie was still in its early stages.

Read the full article here: https://www.mta.com.mt/en/news-details/349


First badminton player to represent Malta at the Olympic Games

The Maltese Olympic Committee announced that local badminton sensation, Matthew Abela, will form part of the Maltese committee at the forthcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

Abela, a six-time Maltese singles champion, has been competing in the sport from a very young age. He was introduced to badminton by his father, who also coaches. His big break happened when he was selected to join Badminton Europe’s Centre of Excellence, based in Denmark, in 2017. He spent three years gaining valuable international experience and training with the best athletes and coaches.

At just 22 years of age, Matthew has competed in countless major international tournaments abroad, from Egypt and Bahrain to Ukraine and Portugal.

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place between 23rd July and 8th August in Tokyo.

Read the full article here: https://bay.com.mt/matthew-abela-will-be-the-first-badminton-player-to-represent-malta-at-the-summer-olympics/
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