Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWebber, Peter
Running Time105 minutes
Date Released10/2012
DistributorRoadside Attractions Lionsgate, Shochiku Company
CountryUnited States, Japan
Publication Languageenglish, japanese

Emperor investigates a critically important decision regarding the post-World War II world. In the aftermath of the Japanese surrender, U.S. Army General Bonner Fellers must decide whether to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes or forge another path toward cooperative nation-building. His investigation takes him through the city of Tokyo to talk with high-ranking government officials. Memories of a former love come back to him, influencing his recommendation. 


Tommy Lee Jones

Matthew Fox

Kaori Momoi

Eriko Hatsune

Aaron Jackson


Produced by Russ Krasnoff, Gary Foster, Yoko Narahashi, and Eugene Nomura

Directed by Peter Webber

Written by David Klass and Vera Blasi

Cinematography by Sturt Dryburgh

Edited by Chris Plummer

Music by Alex Heffes


Drama, History

Translated Title終戦のエンペラー
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Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in October 2012 before theatrical release the following year in the United States and Japan.

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