|Japan, Beyond the Gate|
|Season 1, Episode 08|
|Air date||August 21, 2015|
|Romaji||Mon no Mukō no Nihon|
|Directed by||Takahiko Kyōgoku|
|Written by||Takahiko Kyōgoku|
|The Princess's Decision||The Hakone Mountain Night Battle|
Japan, Beyond the Gate is the eight episode of the Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri anime series. It aired on August 21, 2015.
Itami and his group arrives in Tokyo where Lelei, Piña and the others are amazed with the city and its people. After meeting a Public Security agent, who reveals Itami's past on how a slacker like him became a member of the Special Forces Group, Itami, Rory, Lelei and Tuka heads to Japanese Diet while Piña and Bozes meets members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the 6,000 Special Region prisoners under Japan's custody. At the Japanese Diet, Itami, Rory, Lelei and Tuka are questioned by the chairwoman for the Investigation Committee over the Fire Dragon attack, who accuses the JSDF of failing to protect the refugees killed by the Fire Dragon. Rory, Lelei and Tuka defend the JSDF and reveals how the Japanese soldiers have help and save many lives from the dragon. Rory also insults the chairwoman for disrespecting her country's soldiers and gets away with it after revealing she is over 900 years old. Later both Itami and Piña's group reunite in the subway to not only get away from the Press but a mysterious group whose targeting the Special Region girls. Due to a mole leaking their travel plans, Itami makes a change of plans and bring the group to stay with his ex-wife.