ZDF Enterprises willl soon begin production for “Inside Japan’s War," the first major international documentary to explore World War II from Japan’s perspective. “Production, originally due to start earlier this year, was delayed due to the pandemic however that worked to our advantage as we discovered rare archive material,” Raif Rueckauer, Vice President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises, said.
The four-part series, produced by Wildbear Entertainment, begins filming this month. It begins in a setting reflecting thestart of Hirohito’s rule in the mid 20s and takes viewers right through to the end of World War II, when the country’s empire dissolved and the government transformed into a democracy.
The four-part show displays the previous conflict between China and Japan is often regarded as the beginning of World War II in Asia which ultimately led to the war against the USA. Japan’s fervent nationalism, the build-up of its military power and its political structure all played a part in leading the country to their surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941.
Along with expert statements, archive images and film, the letters, diaries and interviews with Japanese and other Asian witnesses to the war gives Inside Japan’s War a very personal view of what it was like to live through these tumultuous times. From the blockades, to the bombings in Japan, all of the terrorism events drove the Empire to collapse.
Production, originally due to start earlier this year, was delayed due to the pandemic however that worked to our advantage as we discovered rare archive material.” Raif Rueckauer Vice President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises