A historical drama that focuses on a decade-long investigation into events in the Pacific during and after WWII.
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Tim Ahern ...  Myron C. Cramer 4 episodes, 2016
Paul Freeman ...  William. D. Patrick 4 episodes, 2016
Serge Hazanavicius 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 ...  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 ...  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 Jules Knight ...  Quentin Baxter / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Petras Kuneika Petras Kuneika ...  Lieutenant / ... 3 episodes, 2016
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A historical drama that focuses on a decade-long investigation into events in the Pacific during and after WWII.

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Eta Schneider, played by Hadewych Minis, was a famous German concert pianist. Hadewych does not play the piano in real life. See more »

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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 past is not the past
31 August 2019 | by eaterofjamsSee all my reviews

Far less remembered than the Nuremberg trials, the Tokyo Trials were nonetheless a turning point in Asian history. This series brilliantly brings out the factors at play during the trial, not least the Colonial history of the Allies.

All characters are thoughtfully portrayed and excellently played, but it's Irrfan Khan as justice Pal who provides the philosophical backbone to the story. He's a last minute addition from India because the Allies wanted some (token) Asians, but ironically India was then still a British colony. The proud Philippine judge, the questioning Dutchman, the British judge who still has a case of colonial hangover: these traits are portrayed through nuance rather than caricature.

Asia still lives in the aftermath of the wounds that the war opened. While the trials drew a line under one traumatic incident, what has followed in the 80 years since almost directly follows those events.

I'm thankful for the show being made and for exploring dissenting opinions. In a time where infantile soaps like Stranger Things are the norm on Netflix, this series was a delight, and it should be to anyone interested in history in general, and Asian history in particular.


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