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Alone Across the Pacific

Alone on the Pacific
Film poster
Directed byKon Ichikawa
Written byKenichi Horie (story and book)
Natto Wada (writer)
Produced byIshihara
Akira Nakai (producer)
StarringYujiro Ishihara
CinematographyYoshihiro Yamazaki
Edited byMasanori Tsujii
Release date
  • 27 October 1963 (1963-10-27)
Running time
97 minutes

Alone Across the Pacific (太平洋ひとりぼっち, Taiheiyō Hitori-botchi) is a 1963 color (Eastmancolor) Japanese adventure film directed by Kon Ichikawa.[1] It was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.[2] The film is based on the book Alone on the Pacific (USA title) (Kodoku), Kenichi Horie's account of his 1962 solo voyage across the Pacific, which was the first successful Transpacific solo voyage.[3][4][5]


Yujiro Ishihara is a young yachtsman who impulsively decides to sail across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco. On the way he encounters a ship with American passengers. He talks to them in broken English and realises that he does not have a passport. On landing in San Francisco, he receives a hero's welcome, but is scolded by the Japanese consulate.



  1. ^ 日活アクションの華麗な世界:1954-1971 第十一章 青春との訣別-爛熟期における裕次郎像の概観 p.266-280 三本の異色作-「太平洋ひとりぼっち」「敗れざるもの」「城取り」ISBN 4-624-71087-8
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Alone on the Pacific". Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  3. ^ "太平洋ひとりぼっち". kotobank. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "太平洋ひとりぼっち". Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ "太平洋ひとりぼっち". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 27 December 2020.

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