Law & Order (1990–2010)
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The murder of a prominent Japanese model visiting New York City may have been a Yakuza-related murder for hire.


Jace Alexander


Dick Wolf (created by), Wendy Battles


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
Fred Dalton Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch
Spencer Garrett ... Stephen Olson
Gerry Bamman ... Judge Thomas Everton
James Hiroyuki Liao ... Bobby Ito
Donna Hanover ... Judge Deborah Burke
Will Yun Lee ... Hiroji Yoshida
Ann Hu ... Lucy Chen
Neil Pepe Neil Pepe ... Dr. Nelson
Robert Ari Robert Ari ... Howard Lawford
Glenn Kubota ... Akira Miyamoto


When a female Japanese tourist is killed, her husband who survives, claims that they were attacked by some black men. An investigation ensues into the possibility that the man wanted to kill his wife to collect the insurance. But when the man goes back to Japan and extradition is impossible, Branch decides to make false statements to trick the man into returning. Written by

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Release Date:

28 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Chalk (Thomas Walker) also plays a character by the same name (Corporal Thomas Walker) in the Showtime series Homeland (2011). See more »


The trial judge's name changes throughout the episode. When we first meet him, the caption identifies him as "Harrison Taylor". Later, we see that the name on his office door is "Thomas Sommers". In the final scenes, as the verdict is being read, the name plate on his bench reads "Thomas Everton". See more »


[last lines]
Serena Southerlyn: Seems kind of fitting after trashing this country, Mr. Yoshida will probably get to spend the rest of his life here.
Jack McCoy: We got the right guy, but Arthur was playing with fire.
Serena Southerlyn: When we arrested Yoshida, the truth came out.
Jack McCoy: You know how newspaper retractions are always on an inside page in small print? You ever wonder how many people see the front page story and miss the follow-up correction?
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Things get racially charged here
27 March 2017 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

Van Buren has reservations about Branch's tactics of inventing a tale of a suspect in custody to lure a Ginza nightclub owner back to New York after the Japanese government is unwilling to extradite him to face charges of conspiracy and murder in the death of his wife on a New York City vacation.

During jury selection, the defense attorney excludes every black person. This is because the defendant initially blamed an unidentified black man for his wife's murder. McCoy challenges the one Asian juror, but for reasons unrelated to race. At trial, things go pretty well, but it's hard to tell which way the jury is leaning.

Watch and find out.

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