Many of you may be familiar with the book Memoirs of a Geisha. More of you may be aware that it has been turned into a film for the big-screen. It is due for release on December 9th. Anyway, I was watching the trailer and I had heard news about it, but never really thought about this. The two main characters in the film are both played by Chinese women, Zhang Zi Yi and Michelle Yeoh. Might I note that this story is about Japanese and only Japanese people? I realise that it is important to get more exposure as Asians in our media because there seem to be many myths and horrible lies surrounding the broad spectrum of Asian, at least East Asian, cultures. I find it slightly appaling that they would cast two Chinese characters in Japanese roles and what is even more unfortunate is that they choose to use English as the dialogue language. The whole of Japan never once spoke purely English. Furthermore Zhang Zi Yi doesn't even have a Japanese accent and Michelle Yeoh pretty much speaks with a British one. What do you guys think? Is it okay that we have two reasonably well-known Chinese actresses playing Japanese characters in a movie predominantly about Japan based on a book? Okay, I will admit that some musicals and such have white people playing like Latinos or you have like French people playing Russian people, but this kinda pushes the limit. Chinese and Japanese cultures are so different, sure French and Russian cultures are but the systems in China and Japan are just so much more different.