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Festival 2012/Japanese Dramas
The Grand Prix
(Series Drama)
I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper
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Nippon Television Network Corporation
THE 5-D'S INC.
October 12-December 21, 2011
11episodes
Yoshiki Tanaka
Futoshi Ohira
Masaharu Ota
Ryuichi Inomata
Jun Ishio
Ken Higurashi
Kazuhiko Yukawa
Cast
Nanako Matsushima
Hiroki Hasegawa
Saki Aibu
Shiori Kutsuna
Taishi Nakagawa
Shuto Ayabe
Miyu Honda
Hitomi Sato
Sei Hiraizumi
Yumi Shirakawa
I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper
Outline:
The main character of this drama is a housekeeper named Akari Mita. She completes all household tasks with skillful perfection. She can answer any question. She does ANYTHING you ask. However, she is emotionless. She never smiles. Her dark past has made her live this way. A mysterious housekeeper Mita is assigned to work for the Asuda family ---a dysfunctional family of four children and an unreliable father. The story depicts the process of the Asuda family reinstating the family relationship and Mita recovering from her own sufferings.

Akari Mita is an exceptional housekeeper who literally does"anything" she is asked. However, she never smiles nor flatters. Her face always looks emotionless. One day she was assigned to work for the Asuda family---a family of four children and an unreliable father --- who all suffer, in one way or another, from the recent loss of their mother/his wife. Mita thoroughly straightens up the messy house; grabbing a cockroach and throwing it away from a window, helping the children to solve the maths homework they were struggling with. She was a great cook too. Her brilliance brought a big sensation to the Asudas.

Nevertheless, she had one big problem…she just said "Certainly"to anything, to any requests and did whatever she was asked. One day, the youngest daughter of the family, Kii, who was still not accepting her mother's death said, "I want to die to see my mom!". Mita simply said "certainly", held Kii's hand and attempted to jump into a river. People of the Asuda family were puzzled by Mita's insane behavior but at the same time they became aware of the problems that they had. Thanks to Mita's extraordinary remedy, the Asuda family was gradually starting to function. But eventually the children discovered that the reason of their mother's death was because of their father, Keiichi's affair with other women. They left home and the family was about to be broken again! Through Mita, the father and children came to realize that they all had wounds from their mother/wife's loss. They became reunited in the end.

She firmly refused the Asudas to treat her like a member of their family, saying, " I never deserve happiness because I killed my husband and child "and attempted to leave the family.
Through interactions with the Asuda family, Mita was showing her emotions little by little. She finally smiled at the very end.
Best Drama
(Series Drama)
CARNATION
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Japan Broadcasting Corporation Osaka Station
THE 5-D'S INC.
Oct.3rd.2011~Mar.31st.2012
15min.x151

Yoshiki Tanaka
Producer
Kenji TANAKA and others
Aya WATANABE
Cast
Machiko ONO
Kaoru KOBAYASHI
Yumi ASO
Mari NATSUKI
Chiharu NIIYAMA
Asami KAWASAKI
MisakoYASUDA
Terue SHOJI
Chiaki KURIYAMA
Masaomi KONDO
CARNATION
Outline:
Carnation depicts the turbulent life of the mother of three daughters who become internationally known fashion designers. It's a fictionalized account of the lives of the talented Koshino sisters and their remarkable mother.
Born in 1913, Itoko is the eldest daughter of a textile dealer in Osaka. One day after a fateful encounter with a sewing machine, Itoko drops out of school over her father's strong objections, and starts her training as a seamstress. At age 20, she opens the dress shop of her dream.She enters into an arranged marriage with a tailor, but her husband dies before the war ends. Itoko now faces the task of running the dress shop as well as raising three daughters all by herself.
Weaving together tears and laughter, this series shows the struggles of a woman who achieves success in the fashion industry, while raising her three spirited daughters.
(Series Drama)
HUMANOID MONSTER BEM
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NIPPON TELEVISION
NETWORK CORPORATION
Total Media Communication inc.
October22-December24, 2011
63×2、54×8

ADK
Hiroko Hazeyama
Hidehiro Kawano
Hiroko Okura
Kazuteru Harafuji
Mamoru Koizumi
Shunsuke Kariyama
Noriyoshi Sakuma
Masashi Asami
Masafumi Nishida
Cast
Kazuya Kamenashi
Anne
Fuku Suzuki
Kazuki Kitamura
Akira Emoto
Anna Ishibashi
Chiemi Hori
Leona Hirota
Morio Agata
HUMANOID MONSTER BEM
Outline:
HUMANOID MONSTER BEM was originally an animation shown in 1968. After 43 years, the anime masterpiece is reborn as a drama series.
The story is about three humanoids, Bem, Bella, Bello, the"dark heroes"who fight against evil on behalf of humans. Their ultimate desire is to become human. However, they are disliked by humans because of their ugly looks and extraordinary powers. They possess a strong sense of justice and defeat evil as they try to find the way to become a human being.
"I want to have a human friend! "-Bello, an innocent and clean-hearted child.

"I want to live a human life! "
-Bella, a vigorous and friendly woman.

"Will I ever become a human? "
-Bem, a sweet-hearted man who grapples with his sufferings.
(Series Drama)
Legal High!!
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Production: Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Production Rights: Kyodo Television Inc.
'April 17th to June 26th 2012
54 min x 11 episodes

Hiroaki Narikawa (Cx)
Tatsuya Kato (Cx)
Hideki Inada (Kyodo Television Inc.)
Jyunichi Ishikawa
Hidenori Jyoho
Ryota Kosawa
Cast
Masato Sakai
Yui Aragaki
Katsuhisa Namase
Eiko Koike
Junnosuke Taguchi
Masato Yano
Koutaro Satomi
Legal High!!
Outline:
A legendary lawyer is abusive in his language and difficult to get along with. Nevertheless, most people find it hard to dislike him. Together with an earnest freshman lawyer who yearns for social justice, they fight for the townspeople in ridiculous arguments and trials of self-interest.

What does it mean to actually ""win"" or ""lose"" in court? The human drama that one faces at a turning point in life is the stage and setting for this drama. It's seemingly something everyone knows, but do they really?

The main character strives to achieve through his faith and belief that the ""winner is justice"". He does everything and anything to the client, plaintiff, defendant, and everyone else involved in the trial in order to win. Initially, those around him are skeptical and oppose his unprecedented ways. However, they later learn to question their own ""justice"", which lies fragile and insecure. They inevitably face the final question, ""What is correct and what is justice?""

In the court of law that is their stage, it's the finest laughable legal comedy to those who have forgotten what a ""fighting spirit"" is or what it means to ""never give up"".
(Series Drama)
Still, Llife goes on
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Fuji Television Network, Inc.
'2011 July 7 to September 15
60min. x 11 episodes

Koji Ishii
Kozo Nagayama
Yuji Sakamoto
Cast
Eita
Hikari Mitsushima
Shunsuke Kazama
Kei Tanaka
Yasumori Danta
Takehiko Ono
Akira Emoto
Jun Fubuki
Saburo Tokito
Shinobu Otake
Still, Llife goes on
Outline:
"When I was in eighth grade, my 7-year-old sister was killed by my friend. After the death, my mom took my little brother and left me and my father, so my family completely fell apart. One summer day of 15 years later, I encountered a young woman. Little did I know that this woman is the younger sister of the boy who killed my sister..."

Since the tragedy, their clocks have stopped ticking. But the fateful encounter of these two individuals triggers them to slowly move on with their lives. This drama tells an emotionally-gripping story of the families of both the victim and the killer as they struggle to face reality and seek to find hope for tomorrow--because no matter how difficult and hurtful it seems, still, life goes on.

The drama explores questions such as "What is family, father, or mother?"and "what does it mean to live or to love?" Contrary to its serious theme, its ending still finds to a beacon of hope, leaving audience with a sense of a "new beginning" and refreshing after-feel. Being a series program enables the drama to develop compelling character portraits and to convey the greatness of human through a captivating storyline with a touch of humor as well as dramatic elements.
(Series Drama)
PENANCE
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WOWOW INC.
NIKKATSU CORPORATION
DJANGO FILM, Inc.
2012. January 8th~February 5th
Episode1:75min Episode2、3、4:50min
Final Episode:75min
Kanae MINATO 『SHOKUZAI(PENANCE)』
(TOKYO SOGENSHA Co., Ltd.)
Tomomi TAKASHIMA
Yumi ARAKAWA
Nobuhiro Iizuka
Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
Cast
KYOKO KOIZUMI
YU AOI
EIKO KOIKE
SAKURA ANDO
CHIZURU IKEWAKI
TERUYUKI KAGAWA
PENANCE
Outline:
The serial drama "Penance" featuring Kyoko KOIZUMI, Yu AOI, Eiko KOIKE, Sakura ANDO, Chizuru IKEWAKI aired on WOWOW in January 2012.
"Penance" is based on the third book by Kanae MINATO. Her debut novel "Confessions" sold over 2 million copies and was adapted to an equally popular film. "Penance" is the shocking portrayal of a chain of tragic events as seen from the viewpoints of five different women, which reveals the poison and darkness lurking in the human heart.
Kyoko KOIZUMI plays Asako, a mother whose young daughter, Emili, was murdered 15 years ago. With striking realism, KOIZUMI portrays a woman who lashes out in violent fury, but eventually relents to fate. Emili's four classmates who witness the crime and grow up carrying the burden of "penance" are played by talented young actresses Yu AOI, Eiko KOIKE, Sakura ANDO and Chizuru IKEWAKI. How the burden manifests itself in each of the four women as tragedy begets tragedy is intriguing to watch. With the support of an extraordinary cast, the mysterious truth reveals itself.
The film is directed by critically acclaimed Kiyoshi KUROSAWA of "Tokyo Sonata." (2008).
He takes on the challenging themes – "Why do these women create a vicious cycle of tragedy?" and "What is 'penance?'"
Asia Award
I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper
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Nippon Television Network Corporation
THE 5-D'S INC.
October 12-December 21, 2011
11episodes
Yoshiki Tanaka
Futoshi Ohira
Masaharu Ota
Ryuichi Inomata
Jun Ishio
Ken Higurashi
Kazuhiko Yukawa
Cast
Nanako Matsushima
Hiroki Hasegawa
Saki Aibu
Shiori Kutsuna
Taishi Nakagawa
Shuto Ayabe
Miyu Honda
Hitomi Sato
Sei Hiraizumi
Yumi Shirakawa
I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper
Outline:
The main character of this drama is a housekeeper named Akari Mita. She completes all household tasks with skillful perfection. She can answer any question. She does ANYTHING you ask. However, she is emotionless. She never smiles. Her dark past has made her live this way. A mysterious housekeeper Mita is assigned to work for the Asuda family ---a dysfunctional family of four children and an unreliable father. The story depicts the process of the Asuda family reinstating the family relationship and Mita recovering from her own sufferings.

Akari Mita is an exceptional housekeeper who literally does"anything" she is asked. However, she never smiles nor flatters. Her face always looks emotionless. One day she was assigned to work for the Asuda family---a family of four children and an unreliable father --- who all suffer, in one way or another, from the recent loss of their mother/his wife. Mita thoroughly straightens up the messy house; grabbing a cockroach and throwing it away from a window, helping the children to solve the maths homework they were struggling with. She was a great cook too. Her brilliance brought a big sensation to the Asudas.

Nevertheless, she had one big problem…she just said "Certainly"to anything, to any requests and did whatever she was asked. One day, the youngest daughter of the family, Kii, who was still not accepting her mother's death said, "I want to die to see my mom!". Mita simply said "certainly", held Kii's hand and attempted to jump into a river. People of the Asuda family were puzzled by Mita's insane behavior but at the same time they became aware of the problems that they had. Thanks to Mita's extraordinary remedy, the Asuda family was gradually starting to function. But eventually the children discovered that the reason of their mother's death was because of their father, Keiichi's affair with other women. They left home and the family was about to be broken again! Through Mita, the father and children came to realize that they all had wounds from their mother/wife's loss. They became reunited in the end.

She firmly refused the Asudas to treat her like a member of their family, saying, " I never deserve happiness because I killed my husband and child "and attempted to leave the family.
Through interactions with the Asuda family, Mita was showing her emotions little by little. She finally smiled at the very end.
The Grand Prix
(Single Drama)
WE NEVER GIVE UP TOMORROW The Newspaper Company In Rubble
~The Longest Day of the Kahoku Shimpo~
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TV TOKYO Corporation
Dynamite Revolution Company
st'blue
19:54-21:48 March 4, 2012
114min×1

The Longest Day of the Kahoku Simpo
Written by The Kahoku Shimpo
Published by BUNGEISHUNJU Ltd.
Hiroaki Fukuda
Shinji Okabe
Yukichika Suzuki
Futoshi Asano
Tomoyuki Saito
Ryuya Chiba
Tomohiro Yokomaku
Cast
Atsuro Watabe
Eiko Koike
Yoji Tanaka
Tomoharu Hasegawa
Shigeyuki Totsugi
Takashi Ukaji
Shingo Tsurumi
Ikkei Watanabe
Tokuma Nishioka
Yuki Saito
WE NEVER GIVE UP TOMORROW
Outline:
On March 11th 2011 an unprecedented earthquake had shook Japan. The Great East Japan Earthquake. The central office of The Kahoku Shimpo (a block newspaper publisher in Tohoku region) situated in Sendai suffered a huge damage. The server of the office fell down, an enormous number of salesperson became the victims of the historic tsunami, and its branch offices flowed off. The Kahoku Shimpo, which shaped its history together with the Tohoku region, was by no doubt one of the victims of the legendary quake.

The doomsday clock rang suddenly….
On 2:46PM, March 11th, 2011, an early earthquake warning system had announced the outbreak of the earthquake. Simultaneously the building began to shake. The shaking started to mount at once, continued by a series of violent tremors. As soon as the shaking calmed down, Shinichi Takeda, a chief of news department ran through the scattered documents, reached for the telephone, and started to confirm the safeties of the reporters. All the while the terrible after quakes continued. In downtown Sendai, Ayako Tanno, a reporter of news department, briefly took shots of the city center while racing back to the central office

At The Kahoku Shimpo Fukanuma sales store, located quite near the downtown, Eiichi Nakajima calmed down his worried wife Yuriko, and left to deliver evening papers despite the resonating sounds of Tide wave warning. Yuriko on the other hand, left home to pick up her daughter at school, however, after a short while the enormous tsunami began to engulf the whole city.

At The Kahoku Shimpo, the reporters gathered around the television set ran by private electric generator. Takeda and Tanno had lost their words. On the screen was a huge tsunami spreading and swallowing the coastal towns one by one. The scene was the most horrible scene one could imagine. It was a hell.

The news section lead by Takeda started to prepare for issuing an extra edition and morning paper motivated by the feeling that it is their duty to report this unprecedented crisis to the local area. However the office was totally out of control lacking the essential utilities. Although they were at least able to receive electricity by emergency power system, the water and gas were stopped. All the telephones including cellular phones were out of service and there were no ways to contact reporters outside or in branch offices. Moreover the server which sets up pages, which is a lifeline for a newspaper publisher, had collapsed. Is it really possible to publish papers in this hopeless situation?

Although facing numerous difficulties The Kahoku Shimpo never gave up publishing papers. Their motto was "We are together with the victims". The struggles of the reporters on the sites, the conflicts over the editing policy, the frustration that they cannot deliver papers to the seriously damaged areas. Reporters working in hazardous conditions without no rest and sleep, and families supporting them. There existed people's feelings and passions which were inexpressible in words. This masterpiece is a "True Story" depicting the struggles and pains of those who fought against the historic crisis by never stopping to inform the local people.
Best Drama
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Yasu - A Single Father's Story
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Japan Broadcasting Corporation
7th Jan '12 & 14th Jan '12
73minuites x 2

Kiyoshi Shigematsu
Kei Suzuki
Shunichi Higuchi
Toki Kajiwara
Daisuke Habara
Cast
Shinichi Tsutsumi
Kyoko Koizumi
Sousuke Ikematsu
Arata Furuta
Naomi Nishida
Muga Tsukaji
Yuh Tokui
Ken Mitsuishi
Mitsuru Hirata
Shigeru Kouyama
Yasu - A Single Father's Story
Outline:
Yasu struggles for bringing up Akira.
Yasu's childhood friends, Taeko and Shouun also help Yasu desperately.Thanks to their care, Akira grows up quickly and healthy.
Akira who faced adolescence asks Taeko about his mother's death,and it worries Yasu and people who care Akira.
One day, Taeko's daughter who has lived separated for a long time because of divorce visits the bar which Taeko runs.
Taeko who pretends not to know the young lady is her daughter bears shedding tears hard.
Yasu who saw Taeko's situation decides to keep on hiding the truth of Misako's death from Akira.
Akira who became in the third grade of high-school aspires entering in the university in Tokyo.
Yasu who does not want to live separated Akira shouts childishly, " I will not pay for the tuition", and he becomes drunken.
Yasu who has become sick because of alcohol and overwork has a dream of his father who deserted him a long time ago.
Yasu who recovers consciousness allows Akira to go toTokyo.
Five year's later, Yasu who lives alone gets a telephone that informes of his father's critical condition.
Taeko and Shouun persuades Yasu to go to see his father who is in hospital in Tokyo.
Yasu finally goes to Tokyo, however, he who still hesitates to see his father goes to the publishing company where Akira works.
Yasu finds Akira's composition there. It is written about Akira's affection toward Yasu.
Yasu who read the composition breaks down and cries‥
(Single Drama)
Vessel of Sand
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TV Asahi / Toei
'2011.9.10, 2011.9.11
104minutes ・ 108minutes

Seicho Matsumoto
Fumio Igarashi
Kazuhiko Fujimoto
Mitsuru Kawase
Meiji Fujita
Yo Takeyama
Cast
Hiroshi Tamaki
Miki Nakatani
Kuranosuke Sasaki
Kaoru Kobayashi
Hiroki Hasegawa
Ai Kato
Ren Ohsugi
Gaku Yamamoto
Nenji Kobayashi
Isao Hashizume
Vessel of Sand
Outline:
"Vessel of Sand" is a dramatization of one of the best-three-selling books of the mystery maestro, Seicho Matsumoto. It has been dramatized numerous times, but this time, the story is rewritten from the perspective of a young detective, Yoshimura (Hiroshi Tamaki) that gives a deeper layer of reality to the drama. In the early morning of December 1960, the murdered body of a middle-aged Kenichi Miki was found. The key to the mystery lies in the word "Kameda". Yoshimura and a seasoned detective, Imanishi (Kaoru Kobayashi) head to Ugokameda in Akita Prefecture following the advice of a young journalist Yoko (Miki Nakatani). They meet a young up-and-coming composer, Eiryo Waga (Kuranosuke Sasaki) whose impression stays deep in their minds.
(Single Drama)
Blackboard ~Teachers Against the Tide of Time~
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TBS Televosion Inc.
April 5-7, 2012
Episode 1&2: 128min. Episode3: 137min
(3 episodes)
Hiroki Ueda
Natsuki Imai
Atsushi Masaki
Akira Maki
Atsushi Nasuda
Shunichi Hirano
Natsuki Imai
Yumiko Inoue
Cast
Night1
 Sho Sakurai
 Rie Miyazawa
 Yuko Oshima
 Kinya Kitaoji
Night2
 Koichi Sato
 Mirai Shida
 Shihori Kanjiya
 Gin Maeda
Night3
 Nao Matsushita
 Ryunosuke Kamiki
 Mieko Harada
 Mitsuko Baisho
Blackboard~Teachers Against the Tide of Time~
Outline:
The three dramatic eras (the time right after World WarⅡ, the period of high economic growth and the present day after the Tohoku Earthquake), three energetic teachers… This is a timeless story about the words written on a single blackboard throughout these periods. What did the children learn? What did the adults teach? Through the eyes of the three"groundbreaking"teachers who lived during Japan's turning points, the episodes explore the issues of education, Japanese identity, and our hope as human beings.
(Single Drama)
SPEC
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TBS Television Inc.
Office Crescendo, Inc.
April 1,2012
108min.
Hiroki Ueda
Natsuki Imai
Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Yumie Nishiogi
Cast
Erika Toda
Ryo Kase
Saki Fukuda
Kazuki Kitamura
Mitsuki Tanimura
Denden
Takayuki Takuma
Ryunosuke Kamiki
Kippei Shina
Raita Ryu
SPEC
Outline:
There are those hidden among us in this world who possess special talents (SPEC) against which no ordinary power nor rational mind can measure up to or comprehend. Should even a tiny percentage of these extremely gifted individuals choose to bend their talents to malevolent use, the potential for great destruction is immense. But what if the governments of many nations have been aware of this threat and are already engaged in a clandestine war of superhuman dimensions? They would certainly then have at their disposal elite teams of detectives capable of going to extraordinary lengths to confront and defeat such superhuman SPEC criminals. This is their story.
Local Drama Award
Promise ~The Nabari Poisoned Wine Case: The Life of a Death-row Inmate
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Tokai Television
June 30,2012
120minx1

Junichi Saito
Katsuhiko Abuno
Katsuhiko Abuno
Junichi Saito
Junichi Saito
Cast
Tatsuya Nakadai
Kirin Kiki
Shizuo Amano
Taro Yamamoto
Yuko Toyama
Shion Hirota
Chikako Oshima
Yuri Yamashita
Hitoshi Iwakawa
Kazuhiko Okada
Promise
Outline:
In 1961, five women were killed by poisoned wine served at a social gathering in Nabari-shi, Mie Prefecture. Masaru Okunishi, who was arrested as a suspect initially confessed guilt, but then he insisted on his innocence saying that he was"forced to confess". His death sentence was confirmed at the Supreme Court in 1972. Okunishi, who is 86 years old now, is still petitioning a retrial of the case. His mother, Tatsuno believed in the innocence of Okunishi. She was forced to leave the village and lived alone in a strange town. With a small income from some side jobs, she managed to pay train fares to see her son who was in Nagoya Jail. Tatsuno sent 969 letters to Okunishi. The contents of those letters were concerns about her son's health, such as "Get a hot water bottle. Drink some milk". Okunishi promised his mother that he would prove his innocence and come home. However, the promise was never fulfilled as Tatsuno passed away in 1988 at the age of 84. Tosakichi Kawamura, a special visitor was another person who supported Okunishi. Kawamura took notes when seeing Okunishi. Some 44 years after the incident, the Nagoya Supreme Court finally decided a retrial of Okunishi's case. Kawamura touched Okunishi's hands though a glass window in a visiting room. Then they made a promise; "We will shake hands again in the bright sunshine". After 6 months, Kawamura died of an illness. By utilizing the news footage of Tokai Television from that time, the drama depicts stories of the people who were involved in the Nabari incident.
The Landscape -ARITA&FUKUSHIMA-
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JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
SAGA STATION
2012.3/2 19:30~
58min.
Haruhiko Uemura
Takashi Fukagawa
Kousuke Mukai
Cast
Mansaku Fuwa
Sakura Miyawaki
Hanawa
Nobuyuki Hanawa
Yuki Shibamoto
Noriko Nakagoshi
Takehiko Fujita
Takeshi Kongouchi
Takaji Shiga
The Landscape -ARITA&FUKUSHIMA-
Outline:
Arita porcelain used to be Japan's popular product that was exported overseas for European kings and aristocrats. But now, the industry is in decline and the town of Arita is struggling with a serious economic downturn.
Yutaka Hyodo, a master potter of a ceramic shop founded 100 years ago, was living a lazy life leaving all the shop management to his sons. The older son, Naoki was a talented pottery painter, but most of the time he indulged himself in alcohol and women. The younger son, Nobuyuki who succeeded the business from his father, was the only one who desperately tried to continue the ceramic shop. Nobuyuki decided to go for a business with small profits and quick returns.
The father and sons were all emotionally distant; they didn't even quarrel or fight. They were just indifferent to each other.
One day, Yutaka was told by a doctor that his remaining life was very short, but he was not able to accept his fate.
Then, a mother and a daughter of a ceramic shop in Namie-cho, Fukushima¬; survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake, came to visit.
"What is it like to die? "Yutaka asked the daughter.
"My dad is still alive... "the girl managed to answer.
The dialogue with the girl brought a certain shift in Yutaka's mind and the change gradually influenced the entire ceramic shop. Setting a stage in the town of Arita; the birthplace of Japanese porcelain, the drama portrays how one accepts partings with loved ones.
個人賞
Best Performance
by an Actor

Masato Sakai
Masato Sakai
"Legal High!!"
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Best Performance
by an Actress

Machiko Ono
Machiko Ono
"CARNATION"
Japan Broadcasting Corporation Osaka Station
Best Performance
by an Actor in
a Supporting Role

Hiroki Hasegawa
Hiroki Hasegawa
"I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper"
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Best Performance
by an Actress in
a Supporting Role

Anne
Anne
"HUMANOID MONSTER BEM"
Nippon Television Network Corporation

Best Screenplay


Kazuhiko Yukawa
Kazuhiko Yukawa
"I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper"
Nippon Television Network Corporation

Best Director


Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
"PENANCE"
WOWOW INC.


Best Director


Kenji Tanaka
Kenji Tanaka
"CARNATION"
Japan Broadcasting Corporation Osaka Station

Best Producer


Futoshi Ohira
Futoshi Ohira
"I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper"
Nippon Television Network Corporation
特別賞

Shinichi Ichikawa
Shinichi Ichikawa


"Cloud Above the Slope"
Production Staff
Japan Broadcasting Corporation