Corrected entry: When Daniel and Mr. Miyagi are picked up at the airport in the car, they are driving and the steering wheel is on the left of the car. In Japan, steering wheels are on the right. And if you look carefully, all of the other cars are also driving on the right hand side of the road instead of the left side of the road.
Corrected entry: When Daniel and Mr. Miyagi first arrive at the village, right next to Kadena Air Base, Mr. Miyagi mentions his father taught him to fish off that coast in 1954, and it was much quieter then. However, Kadena Air Base was used by numerous fighter squadrons to fly missions against North Korea until September 1956. An Air Force base in full operation during wartime would not have been very quiet.
Corrected entry: Kreese must truly be a great martial artist. At the beginning, he singlehandedly attacks four of his students knocking them all out while holding another one in his other arm and choking him. Quite an amazing feat. Yet only moments later, not only does he unsuccessfully try to punch Miyagi in the face, he fails to notice that Miyagi is standing in front of a car window both times which anyone with his rank should know is a dumb move. Not very plausible.Gavin Jackson
Corrected entry: Towards the end, Sato agrees that the dance can be held in its traditional spot, in the castle. He then turns to the townspeople behind him, and says something to the effect of, "The dance will be held in the castle, now and forever" in English, and everyone cheers. The problem with this scene is most Okinawans do not speak nor understand English.
Corrected entry: Okinawans drive on the left side of the road. The movie showed them driving on the right.
Corrected entry: When Miyagi buys his plane ticket for Okinawa he buys only one as he is going on his own and not with Daniel. Just as he is boarding the plane, Daniel stops him, saying he brought a last minute ticket and is going too, if Miyagi wants him to. Now if they brought tickets seperately, and Daniel at the last minute, they would be at different parts of the plane; but not only are they at the same part, they are in seats directly next to each other.
Other mistake: When Chozen is buying vegetables from the villagers, one of the weights from the scale is knocked onto the ground. Daniel picks it up and realises that its not a real weight and breaks it in half. If Chozen wanted to cheat the villagers when he weighed their vegetables, he would need weights that were heavier than normal, not lighter plastic ones. Lighter weights would mean that Chozen would need to add far more of the light weights to make any amount of vegetables balance out, therefore he would be paying more for the vegetables than they are worth.
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