Sakura ~ Jiken o Kiku Onna


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Mondays, 8.00 – 8.54 p.m. from 20 October 2014


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Upcoming Winter 2015 Dramas

Zenryoku Rikon Soudan
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 6 January 2015
Station: NHK
Scriptwriters: Komatsu Yoshiko, Ide Mari
Cast: Maya Miki, Kamiji Yusuke, Taketomi Seika, Konoe Hana, Seki Megumi, Riju Go, Watanabe Tetsu, Nakao Mie, Tachi Hiroshi, Ishibashi Renji (guest star), Yoshizawa Hisashi (guest star), Ando Tamae (guest star), Ujiki Tsuyoshi (guest star), Otake Makoto (guest star), Iwai Hideto (guest star), Yamada Masa (guest star)
Synopsis: Takeuchi Miharu (Maya Miki) is a capable lawyer with a law firm in Nagoya. One day, she is assigned a divorce case of a client company by Mizuno Toyohiko (Tachi Hiroshi), the head of the law firm. Gohara Naoki (Yoshizawa Hisashi), the president of the company, wants to divorce his wife Nobue (Kone Hana) who left their 5-year-old son behind and moved out. However, Nobue cries that she will not hand over their son. In fact, Miharu has had experience with divorce too. She was deprived of custody because of her own mistake and has not seen her daughter Kanae in 10 years. She reluctantly starts to grapple with this case but gradually gets absorbed in it. While she is the husband’s attorney, the solution she offers reflects Nobue’s feelings. This offends the client company and the law firm’s advisory contract is terminated. Mizuno, who likes Miharu, desperately dissuades her from resigning. But she takes responsibility and quits the firm. That night, a dejected Miharu drowns her sorrows in drink at ‘Ankake Spaghetti’ which is located directly beneath her residence. She finds herself grumbling to the owner Mitsuya Tetsu (Kamiji Yusuke) whom she is on friendly terms with. “In the end, I lost both my job and man at the same time … …” Then Nobue arrives with twin sisters who are distressed by their parents’ impending divorce. She believes they can count on Miharu who identified with her own divorce issues. Miharu does all in her power to try to pull the twins’ broken family together. Seeing Miharu like this, Tetsu and Nobue encourage her to start a divorce counselling centre. On the day of the opening of ‘Takeuchi Harumi Divorce Counselling Centre’, a young lady stares at the signboard of the centre with a surly expression. She is Miharu’s daughter, Kanae (Taketomi Seika), who is now an adult.
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Gugu datte Neko de Aru


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Saturdays, 10.00 – 11.00 p.m. from 18 October 2014


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Fuji TV Drama Special 2014 ~ Yo ni mo Kimyouna Monogatari Aki no Tokubetsu-hen

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From 9.00 p.m., 18 October 2014

Story: Atsuko (Toda Erika) is seriously considering marriage with her boyfriend, Takuya (Hirayama Hiroyuki), but her father is opposed to it. His reason is that Takuya has converted to “fanamo”. A “fanamo” is a scentless, inorganic black stick. This is the next generation of excrement which replaces “faeces” and in the present year, 2025, it is said that many people have now moved towards “fanamo”. Takuya persuades Atsuko to switch to “fanamo”, but Atsuko is hesitant … …
Cast: Toda Erika, Hirayama Hiroyuki

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Onna wa Sore o Yurusanai CM

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NHK Drama Special 2014 ~ Tsumatachi no Shinkansen


Date: From 7.30 p.m., 25 October 2014
Scriptwriter: Omori Mika (Seijo, Tokyo Bandwagon, Brother Beat)
Original Work: Shinkansen o Tsukutta Otoko Shima Hideo Monogatari by Takahashi Dankichi
Cast: Nakamura Masatoshi, Minami Kaho, Mizobata Junpei, Mano Erina, Fujii Mina, Tanabe Seiichi, Nakahara Takeo, Kaga Mariko, Ito Shiro
Synopsis: In the summer of 1955 (Showa 30), Shima Hideo (Nakamura Masatoshi) who wishes to build a bullet train, is persuaded by Sogo Shinji (Ito Shiro), the president of Japan National Railways to take the post of chief engineer. The bullet train is also the earnest wish of his late father, Shima Yasujiro, who had been a railway engineer. However, Shima gives this reply, “Let me discuss with my wife.” This comes just as he has built a new house for his wife and promised to be devoted to her. But his wife Toyoko (Minami Kaho) breezily says with a smile, “You’ve already made up your mind to go back to the national railway, haven’t you? I’m the wife of a train man after all.” The bullet train development programme is saddled with numerous problems besides the technical issues. Continue reading

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