I copied and pasted YouTube's transcript at 2:20 of Joel de la Fuente (who portrays Kido in The Man in the High Castle) being interviewed by ComicsVerse's Jordan Parrish at New York Comic Con on Oct 5 2018. Can someone please expound why Kido's self-directed assassination is "a very maverick American thing to do"? Isn't it possible for any crafty ruthless, but pragmatic and self-reliant Japanese kempentai officer to execute (pun intended) what Kido did?
Suddenly we realize the way in which he deals with certain problems are in a very American sort of way. In season one he goes off and he takes it into his own hands, he shoots the killer, the attempted assassin of the crown prince because he thinks it's going to cause war. That's in direct contradiction to the way that you're supposed to do things. To duty and order and the chain of command. It's a very maverick American thing to do. For me that's the paradox that we've been thinking about in season three where he still uses it in service of his idea of the Empire but he's become this strange hybrid of an American, this person who's serving the Empire with American enthusiasm.