A historical drama that focuses on a decade-long investigation into events in the Pacific during and after WWII.




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Series cast summary:
Tim Ahern ...  Myron C. Cramer 4 episodes, 2016
Paul Freeman ...  William. D. Patrick 4 episodes, 2016
Serge Hazanavicius ...  Henri Bernard 4 episodes, 2016
Marcel Hensema ...  B. V. A. Röling 4 episodes, 2016
Jonathan Hyde ...  President Sir William Webb 4 episodes, 2016
Michael Ironside ...  General Douglas MacArthur 4 episodes, 2016
Irrfan Khan ...  Radhabinod Pal 4 episodes, 2016
Stephen McHattie ...  E. Stuart McDougall 4 episodes, 2016
David Tse David Tse ...  Mei Ru'ao 4 episodes, 2016
Julian Wadham ...  Erima H. Northcroft 4 episodes, 2016
Bert Matias ...  Colonel Delfin Jaranillo 4 episodes, 2016
Hadewych Minis ...  Eta Harich-Schneider 4 episodes, 2016
Gabija Jaraminaite Gabija Jaraminaite ...  Russian Translator 4 episodes, 2016
Kestutis Stasys Jakstas Kestutis Stasys Jakstas ...  General I.M. Zaryanov 4 episodes, 2016
Stacy Keach ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2016
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ...  Michio Takeyama 3 episodes, 2016
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ...  General Willink 3 episodes, 2016
Jules Knight ...  Quentin Baxter / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Petras Kuneika Petras Kuneika ...  Lieutenant / ... 3 episodes, 2016


A historical drama that focuses on a decade-long investigation into events in the Pacific during and after WWII.

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The Archive Footage of the actual court has been colorized. See more »


Major General Cramer, Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the United States Army, is wearing the Corps of Engineers branch insignia instead of the JAG branch insignia. See more »

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The other WW2 war crimes trial
13 January 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

There have been quite a few screen depictions of the Nuremberg trials - the famous movie and a miniseries. But the Japanese equivalent isn't depicted that often. So kudos to the producers for making this 4 part mini series. The sets and settings seem quite authentically recreated.

The famous war crimes appear Nanking, Pearl Harbor, Bataan, but gruesome details are not explored enough. Emperor Hirohito's role is touched upon. I don't know if it's because it is a Japanese co-production but there seems to be quite a lot of justification arguments for the Japanese - mainly about an aggressive war not being a crime and comparisons to colonial namely British and Dutch atrocities in India and Indonesia respectively.

First of all, even if one accepts waging an aggressive war is not a crime, murdering innocent civilians is a crime and should be punishable in any war legitimate or not.

Secondly it's untenable to say that because others did wrong and got away with it so should the Japanese. Any country who did wrong to the civilians of another is answerable. The Japanese war criminals were conquered so they were rightly punished. Just think about this - because some murderers aren't caught, found guilty and punished doesn't mean you don't punish those who are caught and found guilty.

Some of the judges namely from India and the Netherlands were really irritating. But I guess they didn't suffer as catastrophically from the Japanese aggression as China and other countries.

Well done Netflix.

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