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Festival 2007/Japanese Dramas
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Nippon Terlevision Network Coporation

Haken no Hinkaku
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Jan. 2007〜
Yuko Hazeyama
Seiichi Nagumo
Miho Nakazono
Ryoko Shinohara Ai Kato
Kotaro Koizumi Yo Oizumi
Yumi Shirakawa Hiroki Matsutaka 
Story :
Currently there are nearly 3 million temporary employees called “Haken” in Japan. They often receive unequal treatment in the workplace. Haruko Omake is a temporary employee and called “super haken” because she possesses outstanding skills and various qualifications and does better jobs than permanent employees do. With the motto, “work as much as wage”, she handles many problems brilliantly. Although permanent employees do not think much of her because of their pride at first, they are gradually attracted to her. This drama depicts the meaning of work and company with a light touch and has received empathy from a wide rage of people. It won a Galaxy Award and many others.

Tokyo Broadcasting Systems.Inc

The Great Family
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Jan. 2007〜
Katsuo Fukuzawa Akihiko Ishimaru
Katsuo Fukuzawa Daisuke Yamamuro
Hiroshi Hashimoto
Takuya Kimura Kyoka Suzuki
Kyoko Hasegawa Koji Yamamoto
Mieko Harada Kinya Kitaoji
Story :
This is a grand project produced for TBS' 55th anniversary of starting broadcasting. Starred by Takuya Kimura, this drama depicts conflict between father Daisuke and son Teppei, of the influential Manpyo family during reorganization of the financial industry and bank consolidation under economic reform in the late 60s. At this time, the bad prevails over the good and the small eats the big... However, Teppei and other characters live strongly, being honest with themselves.

Fuji Television.Inc

Nodame Cantabile
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Jun. 2006〜
Hiroki Wakamatsu Kazuyuki Shimizu
Hideki Takeuchi
Rin Eto
Juri Ueno Hiroshi Tamaki
Eita Asami Mizukawa
Masahiko Nishimura Naoto Takenaka
Story :
It is a romantic comedy of two totally opposite people set in a music school. Megumi Noda, known as “Nodame” is a bit eccentric but a talented music student majoring in piano. One day she falls in love at first sight with Shinichi Chiaki, a bit arrogant and a perfectionist but a nice-looking music student, brought up in a musical family. This drama made classical music become popular among young and old alike and in Spring 2008 the special of this drama is going to air. It won “Seoul Drama Awards 2007”.

TV Asahi Corporation

The Byakkotai
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Jan. 2007〜
Seiko Uchiyama
Hajime Hashimoto
Makiko Uchidate
Tomohisa Yamahisa Koki Tanaka
Meisa Kuroki Hiroko Yakushimaru
Yoko Nogiwa Noriyuki Higashiyama
Story :
During the turbulent times at the end of the samurai period, the Aizu domain fights against the West Squad centered around the Satsuma and the Choshu domains in order to defend the Tokugawa Shogunate and the bushido (the way of the samurai) despite of their disadvantageous situation. The Byakkotai (White Tiger Corps) was composed of the young, 16 to 17 year old boys of the Aizu samurai fights at the cost of their lives for their lord, the Aizu, their parents and their loved ones. This drama is a story about Mineji Sakai, a survivor of the Byakkotai, who were not involved in the tragedy of the Byakkotai and also about the Byakkotai boys’ mothers. (Production collaboration: Toei)

TV TOKYO Corporation

Chushingura Yozenin’s Conspiracy
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Jan. 2007
Akira Sasaki
Akihiko Shigemitsu Masaru Tsushima
James Miki
Izumi Inamori  Kinya Kitaoji
Hideki Takahashi Masanobu Takashima
Keiko Matsuzaka Masahiko Tsugawa
Story :
Chushingura is a historical fiction based on the revenge by the Forty-seven Ronin (samurai) of the death of their master, Naganori Asano occurred in 1702 and has been told many times in kabuki, films, novels, television shows and other media. This TV drama proposes a new theory that Yozenin, woman of great beauty and Asano’s widow, would have been the mastermind of the revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin. She helps the Forty-seven Ronin behind the scenes by raising fund for the revenge and finding information about the shogunate and Kira, who caused the death of Asano. (Production: TV TOKYO・CAL)

Japan Broadcasting Corporation

The Vulture
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Feb. 2007
Yasuhiko Abe Kei Kurube
Keishi Otomo
Koji Hayashi
Nao Omori Ryuhei Matsuda
Chiaki Kuriyama Bunta Sugawara
Min Tanaka Kyohei Shibata
Story :
“Buy Japan out.” It is a mission given by a large American investment fund to a young fund manager, Masahiko Washizu who earned the nickname of the Vulture. He purchases companies by vicious and cruel means and seeks the possibility of Japan revival. Whether is “the Vulture” a demon or an angel? Moving huge amounts of money, exploiting legal loopholes, and a last-minute exit of the manager… This drama has covered Japan’s lost decade and won “a Prix Italia”, “a 33rd Japan Prize” from the HBF, “a 44th Galaxy Award for outstanding programs”, and “The 1st My Best TV Award Grand Prix”.