Miyako Island is covered with sugar plantations and is very peaceful. Ishigaki Island has the region's tallest mountain, the 526m Omotodake, and many historical buildings. Tokunoshima Island's main claims to fame are its bullfighting and the longevity of its inhabitants.While better known in Japan as a cynical TV comedian and entertainer, Kitano has become the darling of the international movie world and led the Japanese movie industry into the new millenium. In 2000, he made Brother, his first movie to appeal more to a western audience.