Fuji TV Drama Special 2014 ~ Tokyo ni Olympic o Yonda Otoko


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 11 October 2014
Scriptwriter: Terada Toshio (Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko Series, Mayonaka no Panya-san, Kumo no Kaidan)
Original Work: Tokyo ni Olympic o Yonda Otoko by Takasugi Ryo
Cast: Osawa Takao, Tokiwa Takako, Hagiwara Masato, Katsuji Ryo, Nakao Akiyoshi, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Mitsuishi Ken, Kaneda Akio, Izumiya Shigeru, Honda Tsubasa, Horibe Keisuke, Ishii Masanori, Watanabe Ikkei, Hotaru Yukijiro, Izumi Pinko, Hashizume Isao, Nishida Toshiyuki, Ono Yuriko, Asari Yosuke, Hirose Suzu
Synopsis: After the end of the second world war, Fred Wada Isamu (Osawa Takao), an American of Japanese descent who runs a fruit and vegetable shop in Los Angeles, has achieved success in opening shops in 10 locations due to his business acumen. He lives in a big house with his wife Masako (Tokiwa Takako), their eldest daughter Grace Miyako (Ono Yuriko), eldest son Junior Tokio (Asari Yosuke) and second daughter Mary Mariko (Hirose Suzu), and leads a life of affluence. One day, Wada sees a newspaper article on the search for someone of Japanese descent who can look after Japanese athletes coming to the United States to compete in the national swimming championship, and offers his family. Several months later, Kiyokawa (Mitsuishi Ken), the Japanese swimming team’s coach, and the swimmers Hashizume (Katsuji Ryo), Furubashi (Nakao Akiyoshi) and others arrive in the United States. At the championship, Japan, which was the aggressor during the war, comes under severe criticism. However, the Japanese swimming team breaks one world record after another and sets nine world records. It is joyous news for Japan. Several years later, Wada and his wife who have been invited to Japan, receive a phone call from Tabata Seiji (Nishida Toshiyuki), the chairman of the Japanese Swimming Federation and general secretary of the Japanese Olympic Committee. Tabata says he would like some form of help from Wada in their bid for the Tokyo Olympics … …
Official Website: www.fujitv.co.jp/tokyo1964

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