Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi asked Richard Gere; "Shall we dance?" when the actor is in Japan to promote his latest film, the Hollywood remake of the Japanese box-office hit "Shall We Dance." And so Gere insisted to be the man before they twirled for a few seconds in Koizumi's office.
At the same moment both persons talked about their mutual affection for the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, and "the Japanese Richard Gere" Koizumi also discussed his love of movies. Praising the prime minister as "charming" and "spontaneous" Gere said "It's a great honor for me to have the moments I've had with the prime minister. He's very generous. "