Hokori takaki chosen (1962) AKA The Proud Challenge

Kuroki, a journalist for a trade paper, is investigating clandestine arms sales to Southeast Asia. He discovers that the point man in the illegal arms trading was also involved in the cover-up of a murder on an American base during the Allied Occupation. The film rolls along as a suspenseful thriller while offering a critique of political corruption, hypocrisy, and journalistic cowardice in postwar Japan. 

Director: Kinji Fukasaku.
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tetsurô Tanba, Hitomi Nakahara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Mayumi Ôzora, Eitarô Ozawa, Nobuo Yana, Yûko Kusunoki, Kappei Matsumoto, Takashi Kanda, Ken Sudô, Isamu Yamaguchi.


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