The Emperor in August

  • Directed By: Masato Harada

Synopsis: 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.

Kōji Yakusho

General Korechika Anami

Masahiro Motoki

Emperor Showa

Tori Matsuzaka

Major Kenji Hatanaka

Shin'ichi Tsutsumi

Chief Secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu

Tsutomu Yamazaki

Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki

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Writers: Masato Harada
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Studio: Asmik Ace
Shochiku Co.
Release Date: Not Available
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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