Tokyo Trial (miniseries)

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Tokyo Trial
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Kanji 東京裁判
Genre Historical drama
Written byRob W. King
Max Mannix
Toru Takagi
Kees van Beijnum
Directed by Pieter Verhoeff
Rob W. King
Narrated by Stacy Keach
Composer Robert Carli
Country of origin
    • Japan
    • Canada
    • Netherlands
Original languagesJapanese
English [1]
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producers Don Carmody
David Cormican
Hans de Weers
Takashi Enjo
ProducersShinsuke Naitô
David Cormican
Hans de Weers
Production locationsJapan
CinematographyRolf Dekens
EditorDaryl K. Davis
Running time45 minutes
Production companies NHK
FATT Productions
Don Carmody Television
Original release
Network NHK
Release12 December (2016-12-12) 
15 December 2016 (2016-12-15)

Tokyo Trial is a 2016 historical drama miniseries that depicts the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. An international co-production of Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Dutch studio FATT Productions, and Canadian producer Don Carmody, the series was directed by Pieter Verhoeff and Rob W. King. [2] [3]


It stars an ensemble cast, featuring Paul Freeman, Serge Hazanavicius, Marcel Hensema, Jonathan Hyde, Irrfan Khan, Stephen McHattie, Michael Ironside, Hadewych Minis and Shinya Tsukamoto, with narration by Stacy Keach. [4] [5]

The series premiered in Japan on NHK in four 45-minute episodes, between December 12 and December 15, 2016. [6] Thereafter, it was made available on the NHK On-Demand VoD service and subsequently by Netflix. [7] [2] [8] Overseas, the series premiered in 190 countries on Netflix in December 2016. [9] [10] [8]


Following the end of the Second World War with the surrender of Japan, an international tribunal of judges from the victorious powers are tasked with determining the fate of Japanese war criminals. [11]



Other cast


The miniseries was proposed by Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The company signed a co-production deal with FATT Productions. At the OMDC’s International Financing Forum at TIFF 2013, NHK and FATT officials discussed co-producing the series with Don Carmody Television. [10] Netflix gained streaming rights for the series by providing financing through Don Carmody Television. [8]


The series was filmed in Japan and Lithuania in 2015. [10]

Awards and nominations

November 2017iEMMY AWARDS NIGHT held in New YorkBest TV Movie MiniSeriesNominee : "Tokyo Trial"Result: won 2nd PlaceRef.
2017 45th International Emmy Awards Best TV Movie/Mini-SeriesNominated [12]

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