"I'm a bit worried about how the movie is going to turn out. I mean I have no problem if America is going to produce the film and all, but they should do it in Japan with actual Japanese actors. I don't want to seem like a purist here, but I just want to say that Coin Locker Babies captures more of Japan's unique tokyo life. Infants being abondoned in coin lockers are actually taking place and is a bit more revelant to the Japanese way of life. To many fans of the novel, it would just seem weird and inapropriate if one is not portrayed as the race he/she is.
Shoot the film in actual Japan, with actual Japanese actors then I'd be a lot more positive about this. And I'm sure many will agree."