Emperor is a 2013 American-Japanese movie directed by Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising). On the orders of General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones), Japan expert General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) is sent to the devastated Tokyo of the immediate post-war period. There he is to search for Japan's main war criminals and investigate the situation of the Emperor of Japan. Although Emperor Hirohito is highly valued by his people, he is accused of serious war crimes. Fellers should help make a decision of special magnitude: Should the Emperor be brought to justice and sentenced to death? Incidentally, Fellers wants to find his old love Aya (Eriko Hatsune), an exchange student he met years earlier in the United States.
The following weapons were used in the film Emperor:
Colt Model 1903
Arisaka Type 38
Japanese soldiers use Arisaka Type 38 rifles. Especially when MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) is greeted by the Atsugi Air Base near Yokohama by a street of 2000 Japanese soldiers on August 30, 1945. During Koichi Kido's (Masato Ibu) flashback IJA soldiers and Imperial guards are seen with Arisakas. Later boxes full of Arisakas can be seen at the Tokyo harbor.
US troops carry M1 Garands throughout the film.
The M1 Carbine is also used by U.S. soldiers. Some of them have the late WW2 bayonet lug.
The M1A1 Thompson is briefly seen carried by US troops.
A Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun is seen at the Imperial Palace.
Type 11 75mm AA gun
Two Japanese Type 11 75 mm AA guns can be seen near the airbase road.
Type 3 Chi-Nu Medium Tank
Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tanks can be seen on the road to Tokyo and at the Imperial Palace.
Oerlikon 20mm Cannon
Several Oerlikon 20mm Cannons are seen at the harbour of Tokyo.
Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun
A Type 1 47mm Anti-Tank Gun is seen.