Hagiwara Masato

Soratobu Taiya

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2009
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A tire comes off a moving truck and becomes a deadly weapon, hitting a mother and child. The problem was caused by the vehicle manufacturer’s failure to recall the vehicle, but the blame falls on the head of the delivery company who, despairing, searches for evidence that the recall was suppressed. Crossing paths with banks, police, weekly magazine writers, the victim’s family, and various others, he eventually gets to the truth of the matter. –JLPP


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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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Ofukou-san

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2014
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Sakura Tsugumi, 28 years old. Nickname: Ofukou-san (The Unfortunate One). Anyone who comes in contact with her will meet with bad luck too. With her sister’s upcoming nuptials, Tsugumi leaves home for Tokyo to find work, but mostly to avoid anything bad happening to her beloved family in the celebrations. Tsugumi tells herself, “I will be happy!” and in trying to make that come true, she starts working at “Anew”, a new company founded by an optimistic young entrepreneur, Sakae Konosuke. At the welcome party held for her by her boss, it soon becomes apparent that her “jinx power” is still going strong… ~ NHK


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Kumo no Kaidan

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2013
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Saburo (Hiroki Hasegawa) works at a medical office on The Izu Islands, which has seen its population dwindle over the years. Even though Saburo doesn’t have a medical license, he performs operations under the instructions of Dr. Muraki (Kohei Otomo). Because of his gifted dexterity and sincerity, people call him the Young Doctor. Saburo becomes conflicted over his position, but he convinces himself that what he is doing is helping people. Saburo becomes is also loved by nurse Akiko Suzuki (Izumi Inamori) and Akiko Tasaka (Fumino Kimura), who is the daughter of the director of a general hospital in Tokyo.


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Heisei Saru Kani Kassenzu

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2014
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A hit-and-run incident occurs in Tokyo Kabukicho. The wrong man was arrested. Hamamoto Junpei, Kabukicho bartender, witness the incident, and knows who the real culprit is. In order to make some quick money he decides to blackmail Minato Keiji and his younger brother. However he gives up easily when confronted with Minato’s manager En Yuko.
Yuko becomes intrigued by Junpei’s character, which everyone seems to love. Unintended encounters occur between Junpei and Yuko. These two come from two different worlds.
Meanwhile, Yuko’s nemesis Mizuki, emerges. Kosaka, the original gangster and several other people around Miki get involved in various incidents.


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