Best Wishes for Tomorrow
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|Best Wishes for Tomorrow|
|Directed by||Takashi Koizumi|
|Produced by||Masato Hara|
|Written by||Takashi Koizumi
Shohei Ooka (novel)
|Music by||Takashi Kako|
|Distributed by||Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc.|
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.
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.
- Pulvers, Roger An exemplar of where the war-crimes buck stops May 20, 2007 Japan Times Retrieved February 23, 2016
- Pulvers, Roger Maj. Gen. Okada: a rare leader who took the blame June 24, 2007 Japan Times Retrieved February 23, 2016
- Morio, Norio Japanese film a poetic look at a WWII war crime trial March 9, 2008 Stars and Stripes Retrieved February 23, 2016
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