Last month, Toshio Suzuki unveiled Kokuriko-Zaka Kara at the official Toho press conference in Japan. He discussed the planning and decisions leading to its production, the involvement of Hayao Miyazaki (designing the poster and early planning for the movie, before handing it off to son Goro), and took a number of questions from reporters.
The transcript of the Kara press conference is in Japanese, unfortunately. Is there somebody who can translate it into English? I want to publish an English translation here on The Ghibli Blog. If you can help out, I'd greatly appreciate it.