Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi / Japan's Longest Day
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The Emperor in August ......  
Release date: August 8, 2015
Cast:
Koji Yakusho - General Korechika Anami
Masahiro Motoki - Emperor Showa
Tori Matsuzaka - Major Kenji Hatanaka
Shinichi Tsutsumi - Chief Secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu
Tsutomu Yamazaki - Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki
Created on December 10, 2014
Updated on October 21, 2015
Asian wiki: Japan's Longest Day
Director & Scenario writer:  Masato Harada
Writer: Kazutoshi Hando (nonfiction novel)
Plot (Asian Wiki)

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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September 22
"The Emperor in August" will be shown on October 18 during the Chicago International Film Festival (October
15 - 29, 2015)  Here's
the review by Marilyn Ferdinand.
Here's
another review by Jason Singer.

August 3
The Foreign Correspondents' Club OF Japan

Q&A Guests:  Masato Harada  star Koji Yakusho


June 19, 2015
The final trailer is now ready.


April 9, 2015
A teaser trailer for "Japan's Longest Day" was put out today.

December 19, 2014
The release date for "Japan's Longest Day" has been decided as August 8, 2015, and the film's
first poster has
been published.