Begins 2nd season
ming, head of the SMG News Center.
In addition, current developments in international politics have inspired the documentary makers to see the historical event with a more objective and accurate point of view, he said.
The three new episodes — nal for the Far East, was held in Tokyo from May 1946 to Sept 1948. The Japanese leaders were tried on charges of conspiring to start and wage war, for committing atrocities against humanity and for planning, authorizing or failing to prevent transgressions among military commanders.
All of the defendants were found guilty and seven were sentenced to death.
A number of Japanese politicians, such as former prime ministers Naoto Kan and Yukio Hatoyama, and former Japanese ambassador to China Yuji Miyamoto, were interviewed for the documentary and spoke about their perceptions of the trials.
The three new episodes also show the site of the trials and Sugamo Prison, where the defendants were held. No traces of these places remain, the documentary’s makers found.