TV Tokyo Drama Special 2012 ~ Ashita o Akiramenai ~ Gareki no Naka no Shimbunsha

Date: From 7.54 p.m., 4 March 2012
Cast: Watabe Atsuro, Koike Eiko, Tanaka Joji, Hasegawa Tomohara, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Ito Masayuki, Kanayama Kazuhiko, Ogi Shigemitsu, Ukaji Takashi, Nakahara Takeo, Tsurumi Shingo, Watanabe Ikkei, Nishioka Tokuma, Saito Yuki
Synopsis: In the afternoon of 3 March 2011, Takeda Shinichi (Watabe Atsuro), the head of Kahoku Shimbun’s News Department, was considering material for the morning edition the next day. Moments later, the East Japan earthquake struck. While public evacuation announcements were broadcasted, Takeda immediately started contacting the journalists to find out if they were safe. Kahoku Shimbun’s head office in Sendai City was damaged. Its server went down, many delivery agents became casualties, branch offices were swept out … … The distribution network was in tatters, lifeline cut, and lines of communication were also destroyed. Despite these difficulties, Kahoku Shimbun continued to create newspapers, driven by the conviction that it should stand by the victims of the disaster. Passionate journalists went without sleep to gather information at dangerous sites in order to convey the actual circumstances of this huge, unprecedented disaster while other staff struggled behind the scenes to produce the newspapers … …

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