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Machikoba no Onna [マチ工場のオンナ]

Drama Details
Title:Machikoba no Onna
A Female Factory Owner
Telecast:2017-11-24 to 2017-12-29
Season:Fall 2017

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TV Station:NHK
Duration:7 Episodes

32-year-old Arimoto Hikaru lives in the suburbs of Nagoya with her husband Masaru who works for an automotive parts manufacturer, and their son Kota. One day, her father Taizo collapses from overwork. This comes as a shock to her mother Yuriko and his workers. When Hikaru goes to see him, she is told by the doctor that he has four days to live because of cancer. Her father tried to raised her to succeed his factory in place of her older brother who died young, but she rebelled against him and became a housewife. Hikaru cannot express herself honestly even in front of her father. However, she learns of his attempts to protect the family-run business and finally makes up her mind to succeed him as the CEO. Taizo suddenly passes away and Hikaru is declared the CEO of the factory which is on the verge of bankruptcy. She faces one ordeal after another. Masaru whom she had intended to depend on, goes to the US alone for work. Management staff Katsumata Tsutomu and Hanada Junzo who see her as a figurehead are strongly opposed to what she does. She gets brushed off by the bank that is factory’s business partner for being female and pressed to merge with another factory. Hikaru made a promise to her father to protect the factory. Will she be able to turn the business around.
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1. Atarashii Ashita 新しい明日 [Matsuda Seiko 松田聖子]

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