As you might have already heard, the world premier of "The Hobbit" was held in Wellington,New Zealand this week. It was indeed a big deal and the key TV stations here, in New Zealand, broadcasted the event live for FOUR HOURS on that day!
The Japanese media has also reported this event (please see below). Apparently some of the film casts will visit Japan to attend the premier event in Tokyo later. 日本のみなさん、どうぞお楽しみに!!