A series of documentaries and films about the history of the Japanese military's actions in Asia during World War II will hit Japan's largest streaming site Niconico throughout July and August, according to the official website of the People's Daily.
Films include City of Life and Death directed by Lu Chuan, The Memory of Nanjing 1937 directed by Yan Dong - both of which focus on the brutal history of the Nanjing Massacre carried out by the Japanese military in the city of Nanjing in 1937 - and Yasukuni directed by Li Ying, which focuses on the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Japan.
The latter two films have never been officially screened or broadcast in Japan.
Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death was shown in China in 2009 and became a sensation throughout the country. It never officially reached Japanese cinemas or televisions except for two small-scale of screenings.
Niconico said it will broadcast the film on its site on August 18.
According to a press conference held by Niconico and media companies Dwango and Niwango, Inc, in Tokyo on Wednesday, the first documentary in the series will come online on July 30 is Japan & Korea, the Ties that Bind.
The film was produced by Dwango and filmed by a British company.
It focuses on the issue of comfort women and territorial issues between Japan and South Korea.