News Marathon 3: Hideaki Ito “felt urgency” watches coast guard drills


Hideaki Ito (29), who will star in Fuji TV drama “Sea Monkey” (海猿, Tuesdays at 9pm), and heroine Ai Kato (22) attended a spectator demonstration of the Japan Coast Guard held at Tokyo Bay on May 29.

The drama, which depicts the lives of a submarine crew in the Coast Guard, was realized with the full cooperation of the guard. They also watched rescue operations and other general drills.

Ito, who just finished filming a dangerous underwater rescue scene for the first and second episodes, said, “I felt a real sense of urgency that should show up in the footage,” expressing his enthusiasm for the rest of the filming. (Sports Nippon 5/30)