Eguchi Yosuke

Shiroi Kyoto

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2003
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Goro Zaizen and Shuji Satomi are assistant professors at Naniwa University Hospital. Goro is a brilliant surgeon who will do anything to make his way up the corporate ladder. On the other hand, Shuji is a physician who earnestly devotes himself to medical research. Though the two doctors have contrasting personalities and are considered to be rivals, they highly recognize each other’s skills.

The entire medical department is restless while preparing for the election to choose a new Surgical Department Professor. All Goro has on his mind, is how to win the election. Meanwhile, Shuji is looking after a patient who apparently has pancreatic cancer. He carries out tests on the patient cautiously, and is very careful in telling the patient of the cancer. However, Goro barges in on their conversation, and out of the blue, tells the patient he has cancer, and that he needs an operation right away. Shuji is furious at Goro’s rude attitude, and yells, “Doctors are not God!” Goro ignores this, and starts laying the groundwork for the operation. But when Goro finds out that the Director of the Medical Department has already given a diagnosis of stomach cancer, he cancels the operation. He feels that pointing out his boss’s misdiagnosis will only hurt him in the upcoming election. Shuji however, is determined to save the patient’s life and go on with the operation.


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Watashi to Iu Unmei ni Tsuite

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2014
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It was the year 1993, a couple of years after Japan’s economy bubble burst. Life was tough for Fuyuki Aki, as she tried to prove herself in a society where men were still favored over women for promotions and even in simple things like regular permanent jobs, the women were often passed over for men. Amidst all her struggles and frustrations in her job, her ex-boyfriend Sato Yasushi, who happened to be her colleague, announced his upcoming marriage to the girl from the admin department. Aki had broken up with Yasushi two years ago, as she had despaired over her career in the male-dominated company, feeling helpless thinking about her futile efforts to progress her career. Her anger at her situation transformed into anger at all men, which in turn caused her to disregard Yasushi’s feelings. Unexpectedly, Yasushi’s announcement made her felt out of sorts.

On the day of the wedding, at the entrance welcoming the guests was Yasushi’s mother, Sachiko. Aki had gotten on very well with Sachiko back when she was dating Yasushi, but since their break-up 2 years ago, she had lost all contact with her. On that day, Sachiko had pressed a letter into her hands while they were greeting each other. In it Sachiko wrote, “I had believed that you and I were bound by fate. Aki-san, why did you make the wrong move?”

For women, love, marriage, children, and death… in a time of upheavals, Aki had turned her back on all these things. Be it a beautiful or harsh fate, she chose to create her own destiny.


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Shingari – Yamaichi Shoken Saigo No Seisen

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2015
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In April 1997, Yamaichi Securities’ Executive Managing Director Kajii Tatsuhiko becomes the general manager of the Business Supervision Department. Although the department conducts internal audits, it occupies a separate building from the headquarters, and is called the “outskirts” where demoted employees are relegated to. Then, on the first day of Kajii’s move, the Finance Ministry’s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) comes in to investigate. There has been an upheaval in the financial industry over payoffs to corporate racketeers at this time. Kajii instructs his subordinates and secretary on an internal inspection. Meanwhile, Takimoto Toshio and Yoshioka Joe of the Audit Division find documents which show the relationship with a corporate racketeer in question. On the other hand, the chairman, Arihara Taizo, and others wear relaxed expressions in response to the SESC’s investigation, but only deputy president Katase Hirofumi, who is the internal control supervisory manager, looks uneasy. Kajii as well as his peer, Hayashi Yukihiro, harbour suspicions that the top management maybe hiding something. In November, Yamaichi Securities, one of Japan’s four largest brokerages, announces that it will voluntarily close down. This is due to approximately 260 billion yen in undisclosed debts. When and how did 260 billion yen of losses off the balance sheet come about, and how was it kept hidden? Yamaichi Securities is too big and without financial strength as well as bank support, the Finance Ministry has deemed that it will not file for bankruptcy protection, but seek the brokerage’s “voluntary closure” instead. While even the board of directors are bailing out of the sunken ship, there are employees who stay on in the company until the end and continue to seek the truth as well as pay off customers, inspired by their sense of mission. These people are the “rearguard”. ~JDrama Weblog~


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Roosevelt Game

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2014
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The Aoshima Company is a precision machine maker, located in the suburbs of Tokyo. The company is a medium sized corporation. The have a conference once every week to report achievements made and the prospects for the company. At the conference, President Takashi Hosokawa (Toshiaki Karasawa) gives a menacing look, while executives shout at each other. After President Takashi took his job, the economy significantly worsened due to a financial sector slump. The Aoshima Company suffered because of this and faces difficulties.
President Takashi then tells executives to abolish the baseball team. The executives are shocked. President Takashi informs the executives that he has heard the bank may cancel their loan from the next session. To show the bank that they are trying to improve their situation he has decided to cancel the baseball team. The baseball team needs 300 million yen to exist. Their baseball team was once well regarded, but they re now a burden to the company.
President Takashi must persuade the Chairman and Founder of the company Tsuyoshi Aoshima (Tsutomu Yamazaki) before he can abolish the baseball team. He goes to talk with Chairman Tsuyoshi. The Chairman asks President Takashi “do you have  ‘ism’ as a company president? If you want to fire people, you need to have ‘ism’ as a company president.” President Takashi tells him that he doesn’t have ‘ism’ right now, but no matter what he will protect the Aoshima Company. That is his ‘ism.’
A bigger crisis ensues.


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Pandora S3

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2011
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Following in the same theme of dangerous discoveries, the “Pandora’s box” for the new series will be a medical treatment invented to prevent suicides. Eguchi plays Suzuki, a neuroscience researcher in a wheelchair who develops the treatment out of his desire to counter Japan’s high suicide rate. –Tokyograph


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Lunch Queen

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2002
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Natsumi loves lunch. By chance she starts working for “Kitchen Macaroni”, posing as the fiance of the owner’s eldest son, Kenichiro. Kenichiro’s father Kenzo and his three younger brothers – Yujiro, Junzaburo, and Koshiro – run the restaurant, famous for its omelet. Also working at the restaurant are Mamoru, a chef, and Minoru, a live-in apprentice cook. Not everyone has a liking to Natsumi at first, but over time they will surely fall in love with her…


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Iki mo Dekinai Natsu

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2012
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Tanizaki Rei, 18, has just been told that she is going to be hired as a full-time employee after many years of just being a part-timer. Now all she had to do is fill out some forms and submit a copy of her citizen’s ID card. Going to the local Ward office proves to be frustrating however as they can’t seem to find her listed in the Family Register. Without that she might as well be nobody. The older man who takes her case at the Ward office wants to help, but he has issues of his own. Somehow though, their destinies will intertwine this Breathless Summer…


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Hitotsu Yane no Shita 2

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1997
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The Kashiwagi family’s life story continues. Koume finally gets into an university, while Masaya decides to travel round the world to save as many people as he can with his skills. Fumiya, on the other hand, breaks through his inferior feelings and is dating a blind penpal girlfriend. Meanwhile, Kazuya builds a strong relationship with his colleague, Miki, who then moves in with the Kashiwagi family after her mother’s death, adding to the strength of the family together with the other new tenant, Shinjou. However, the love triangle between Tatsuya, Masaya and Koyuki is put to the test when one of them must battle a terminal illness.


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Hitotsu Yane No Shita

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1993
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A car accident killed a couple, orphaning their six children. At that time, the eldest child, Tatsuya, was only 18 and had to attend marathon training. Lacking the confidence to take good care of his siblings, he separately relocated them to the homes of their relatives and adopters. However, after seven years and a career-ending injury, Tatsuya decides to reunite his brothers and sisters to live together under one roof. To his disappointment, he is met with resentment and discord.


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Dinner

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2013
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Everyone has secrets or dreams they can’t tell anyone else. Nevertheless, we work and live everyday like any other day. Ezaki Motomu is no exception, a chef whose skills prove as top class, but whose personality is sometimes problematic to those around him. As the culinary master the most important equation to him is “Ingredient x Cooking method = Taste”. No less, no more. He believes that things like relationship, love, and tradition are without substance and therefore completely unnecessary. However, it was not long before Ezaki was one day appointed to be a chief chef at a famous Italian restaurant.

The renowned restaurant “Roccabianca” run by owner Tatsumi Saori is a restaurant that is booked with reservations 3 months ahead of time. The 40 available seats are always occupied by regulars, ranging from office workers to culture ambassadors, all making frequent visits. “Roccabianca” is a restaurant that was opened by Saori’s father and chief chef Tatsumi Hideo, a culinary charisma who came to be known as the pioneer in Italian food in Japan. Such a restaurant is not to be left unmentioned in the media, of course, and Fuji TV’s “Iron Chef Japan” gives Tatsumi an offer to appear on the show. Saori goes to meet the producer of the show at the studio. After their meeting, her restaurant employees are well convinced that Tatsumi belongs on the show. Things take a turn for the worst, however, when Tatsumi suffers a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The operation is a success but there is no telling when he will regain consciousness.

Owner Saori continues to operate the restaurant even without her father, under his will. However, empty seats begin to appear. Saori feels that the restaurant is in threat of closing down and decides to take on a new chief chef. She had heard rumors about a Japanese chef who had earned an apprenticeship at the world famous restaurant “Tereza” in Italy, where her father Tatsumi had once worked as well. And that man was no one other than Ezaki himself. — Fuji TV


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