- This time he encounters his strongest rival yet, Ishigaki (Takenaka Naoto), the man whose elaborate fraud scheme once sent Japan into financial crisis.
- Catch a Wave also features television star Sakaguchi Kenji (Pride), Kato Rosa (A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth), and character actor Takenaka Naoto (Nodame Cantabile).
- A hilarious comedy horror film directed by and starring Naoto Takenaka (Shall We Dance, Ping Pong, Azumi, etc.).
- Mr Kamei's intransigence incensed Naoto Kan, the deputy prime minister.
- "The Government's initial decision to send the Self Defence Forces was based on the wrong information," says Naoto Kan, the party's leader.