The Emperor in August

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The Emperor in August

japan based on novel or book world war ii pacific war japanese army japanese surrender hirohito

The Emperor in August

Release Date: August 08, 2015

Year    :   2015
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Genres    :   History, War, Drama
Production Companies    :   Shochiku, Asmik Ace
Director    :   Masato Harada
Producers    :   Nozomu Enoki, Masao Teshima, Jun'ichi Sakomoto, Shingo Sekine, Hirotaka Aragaki
Writers    :   Masato Harada, Kazutoshi Handô
RunTime    :   136 mins.

In July 1945, during the end of World War II, Japan is forced to accept the Potsdam Declaration. A cabinet meeting has continued through days and nights, but a decision cannot be made. The U.S. drops atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. General Korechika Anami is torn over making the proper decision and the Emperor of Japan worries about his people. Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki leads the cabinet meeting, while Chief Secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu can't do anything, but watch the meeting. At this time, Major Kenji Hatanaka and other young commissioned officers, who are against Japan surrendering, move to occupy the palace and a radio broadcasting station. The radio station is set to broadcast Emperor Hirohito reading out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War.

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