|In "Igiari! (Objection!)" on TV Asahi on Thursday at 8 p.m., Reiko Takashima plays country lawyer Norie Oka, whose 10-year practice on a remote island has never allowed her the opportunity to actually stand before a judge. In this special two-hour premiere episode, Oka goes to Tokyo to attend the funeral of her father, who ran a larger law firm in the capital. While there, she learns that her father was not as successful as she thought. His assistant hands her a bill for the funeral expenses as well as a written demand for back pay. Later, she receives a summons to appear in court for debts that her father incurred. |
On her first day in court, Oka receives a legal drubbing from the plaintiff's lawyer as well as from the no-nonsense judge. She realizes how inexperienced she is in the ways of courtroom procedure and embarks on a program to strengthen her legal skills and sense of justice.