NHK Drama Special 2012 ~ Ie de Shinu to Iu Koto

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 25 February 2012
Cast: Takahashi Katsunori, Nishida Naomi, Watanabe Misako, Shonozaki Ken, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Nomura Masumi, Suzuki Yuki, Kunihiro Tomiyuki, Sato Masahiro
Synopsis: Yamazaki Junichi (Takahashi Katsunori) heads to Shirakawa Village in Gifu Prefecture with his eldest son, Ryuta (Shonozaki Ken), in order to persuade his mother-in-law, Hisako (Watanabe Misako), to stay in a hospital in Tokyo. Hisako has been diagnosed with a relapse of cancer and given three months to live. Wishing to die in the comfortable surroundings of her home, she had gone back to Shirakawa Village alone. Junichi is not able to convince Hisako and remains there. His wife, Megumi (Nishida Naomi), who is Hisako’s only child, had used their second son’s university entrance exams and her own work running the sundries store, as excuses not to return to the village. Nishi Hiroshi (Kunihiro Tomiyuki), the director of the village’s special nursing home for the elderly, and the doctor Ito Yuzuki (Yamaguchi Sayaka) proceed to care for Hisako according to the wishes of Hisako and the family. Junichi is told by a neighbour that it is natural to want to die at home, but he worries about the difficulty of her dying alone at home. Then, after witnessing the marriage of the nurse Yukie (Nomura Masumi), a frail Hisako moves into the nursing home but … …


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1 Response to NHK Drama Special 2012 ~ Ie de Shinu to Iu Koto

  1. Stacey says:

    Can we watch this online somewhere? (I’m in America….)

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