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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.

  1. Kihachi Okamoto


  2. Soichi Oya


  3. Shinobu Hashimoto


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  1. Seiji Miyaguchi

    Seiji Miyaguchi

    Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo

  2. Rokkô Toura

    Rokkô Toura

    Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Shunichi Matsumato

  3. Yoshio Kosugi

    Yoshio Kosugi

    Minister of Public Welfare Keisuke Okade

  4. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Information Bureau Director Hiroshi Shimomura

  5. Etsushi Takahashi

    Etsushi Takahashi

    Lt. Colonel Masutaka Ida

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Japan's Longest Day
Japan's Longest Day


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Original Title 日本のいちばん長い日

Status Released

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  • March 26, 1968


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 37m

Budget -

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