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On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito (Masahiro Motoki), finally decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand Army officers insisted on continuing the war and conspired to launch a coup. Anami (Koji Yakusho), the Minister of War, was pressed to make an extremely difficult decision. Written byShochiku (production/distributor)

Actors: Kôji Yakusho,Masahiro Motoki,Tsutomu Yamazaki,Shin'ichi Tsutsumi,Tôri Matsuzaka,Kikuo Kaneuchi,Misuzu Kanno,Katsumi Kiba,Midoriko Kimura,Kazushige Komatsu,Akaji Maro,Ken'ichi Matsuyama,Yûko Miyamoto,Shû Nakajima,Ikuji Nakamura
Year: 2015
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" It is based not on speculation, but, apparently, on recent research including information contained in documents that surfaced relatively recently"

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