Best Wishes for Tomorrow

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Best Wishes for Tomorrow
Japanese 明日への遺言
Directed by Takashi Koizumi
Produced by Masato Hara
Written by Takashi Koizumi
Roger Pulvers
Shohei Ooka (novel)
Starring Makoto Fujita
Sumiko Fuji
Robert Lesser
Fred McQueen
Richard Neil
Music by Takashi Kako
Distributed by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc.
Release date
  • October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27) (Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • March 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Best Wishes for Tomorrow (明日への遺言 Ashita e no yuigon) is a Japanese film by director Takashi Koizumi and based on the novel Nagai Tabi (A long journey) by Shohei Ooka. It stars Makoto Fujita as Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada during the Yokohama War Crimes Trials.

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The postwar trial of Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada, who took responsibility for ordering the execution of 38 captured US prisoners of war, after he considered them to be war criminals instead for the war time fire bombing of Nagoya. Okada took full blame for the war crime, in effect, shielding his subordinates from harsh punishment and earning him wide respect. The movie seeks to call attention to the unresolved question of American war crime culpability in the fire and atomic bombings of Japan.[1][2][3]


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