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Festival 2014/Japanese Dramas
The Grand Prix
(Series Drama)
NAOKI HANZAWA
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TBS Television, Inc.
July 7-September 21, 2013
#1: 120 min #2,4,5,7,8: 60 min
#3: 75 min #6, 10: 85 min #9: 70 min
Jun Ikeido "Oretachi Bubble Nyukogumi"
"Oretachi Hanano Bubble-Gumi"
Hidenori Iyoda
Kazutaka Iida
Katsuo Fukuzawa
Takayoshi Tanazawa
Kenta Tanaka
Hiroyuki Yazu
Cast
Masato Sakai
Aya Ueto
Teruyuki Kagawa
Kinya Kitaoji
Mitsuhiro Oikawa
Mitsuko Baisho
Tsurube Shofukutei
Ainosuke Kataoka
Kanji Ishimaru
Kenichi Takitou
NAOKI HANZAWA
Outline:
The story starts in 1992, in the last days of the Japanese economic bubble when people thought banks would never go bankrupt, Naoki Hanzawa is at the interviews for a job at the Industrial Central Bank.
“The Industrial Central bank was the bank that rescued my father’s factory when it had financial problems. I wish to repay our debt of gratitude.”
Although Hanzawa joined the bank with high aspirations, the bubble economy burst in the next year leaving the Japanese economy completely battered that even banks started to go bankrupt. In order to survive, the Industrial Central bank had to merge with the Tokyo Daiichi Bank to form a new bank ? the Tokyo Central Bank.
To climb up the corporate ladder is all that matters for bankers. If a colleague who joined in the same year becomes a board member, the others get prepared for possible transfer to an affiliated company. In the intense competition, however, Hanzawa successfully produces good results and becomes chief loan officer of the Osaka West branch.

However Hanzawa has a hidden past. In his childhood, his father committed suicide after a bank forcibly withdrew the loan credit from his small family-owned factory. And the bank was the Industrial Central Bank (Tokyo Central Bank). Also the person in charge of that loan was the current Managing Director of the Tokyo Central Bank - Akira Owada. Hanzawa’s dream as a banker is to assist the development of the Japanese economy that is sustained by small factories, but he also has a personal agenda, to take revenge against Owada.

In the first half of the series, Hanzawa fights to reveal the faulty loan scandal of $5 million as a chief loan officer at the Osaka West Branch. In the second half, Hanzawa struggles to rebuild the Iseshima hotel from $120 million of operating loss in the main branch in Tokyo. Set in a megabank, this human drama depicts the relationships surrounding Hanzawa such as his personal vendetta against Senior Director Owada to avenge his father’s death, true friendship with his colleagues - Tomari and Kondo, and his family who support him as he battles against a corrupt organization,

Hanzawa fights with enemies inside and outside the bank with his own motto - ‘I believe people are good. But when wronged, I strike back. Payback is double!”
The new dark hero, Naoki Hanzawa stands up against the darkness of the financial world, and gives energy to all the people who fight in the modern society!
Best Drama
(Series Drama)
Bon Appetit!
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NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
September 30, 2013-March 29, 2014
15min x 150episodes

Yukie OKAMOTO
Yuki UCHIDA
Takafumi KIMURA and others
Yoshiko MORISHITA
Cast
Anne
Masahiro Higashide
Naomi Zaizen
Taizo Harada
Midoriko Kimura
Mitsuki Takahata
Masato Wada
Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Yoshiko Miyazaki
Masaomi Kondoh
Bon Appetit!
Outline:
This drama is set about one hundred years ago when modernization was blooming in Japanese society. Meiko, a girl who loves food, grows up spoiled by the delicacies prepared by her parents who run a gourmet Western restaurant. Her love of food is so strong that it amazes Yutaro, a university student boarding in Meiko's parents' home. Meiko becomes attracted to Yutaro's serious personality and her love of eating turns into a desire to bring joy to people with her cooking.
Meiko asks Yutaro to marry her telling him that she will cook for him for his whole life if only he would say ""Yes."" The two are married, but soon after, World War II begins and the couple encounters difficulty after difficulty. Even though the situation is severe, her passion for cooking makes the people around her smile and leads to an unexpected turn of events.
(Series Drama)
Woman -My Life for My Children-
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Nippon Television Network Corporation
K-Factory Inc.

July 9-September 11, 2013
#1,2,11 approx.69 min.
#3-#10 approx. 54min.
Futoshi Ohhira
Hisashi Tsugiya
Yukitoshi Chiba
Eiji Ohtsuka
Nobuo Mizuta
Atsushi Aizawa
Yuji Sakamoto
Cast
Hikari Mitsushima
Yuko Tanaka
Fumi Nikaido
Mitsuki Tanimura
Rio Suzuki
Takahiro Miura
Issey Takahashi
Asami Usuda
Shun Oguri
Kaoru Kobayashi
Woman -My Life for My Children-
Outline:
There are said to be over 1 million single mothers throughout Japan today.
Their average annual income is 2 million yen (19,500 US dollars). Excluding government subsidies, it is 1.8 million yen (17,500 US dollars). This is only about a third of the national household average of 5.4 million (52,500 US dollars).
These women suffer harsh financial situations as they raise their children. Words can’t describe the emotional strain they endure.
They find themselves marginalized by society and the public and caught in a circle of poverty and impoverishment, from which it is extremely difficult to find a brighter future.
This drama portrays such a single mother as its main character?a woman who loves her children in spite of their poverty and puts her life on the line to survive. As today’s society focuses on problems such as youth poverty and the increase of people who choose to stay unmarried, the issue of struggling single mothers gets pushed into the shadows. This drama brings to light the pure love that a mother shares with her children. It aims to serve as a fight song for the world’s single mothers, as well as everyone living in these modern times.
(Series Drama)
BORDER
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TV Asahi Corporation
THE 5-D'S INC.

April 10-June 5, 2014
69min×1episode
54min×8 episodes
Motohiro Matsumoto
Kenji Yamada
Hajime Hashimoto
Takafumi Hatano
Kazuki Kaneshiro
Cast
Shun Oguri
Munetaka Aoki
Haru
Arata Furuta
Kenichi Takito
Toru Nomaguchi
Kenta Hamano
Kenichi Endo
BORDER
Outline:
Detective Ango Ishikawa survived a gunshot on his head. He got shot during his duty and went through a near-death experience before he came back to his life with a psychic power “to talk with the dead.” He tries to listen to the voices of the dead suffering from deep regrets and chagrins as he tackles his cases. Each episode portrays his thrilling investigation led by the voice of the dead that takes him into the edge of “borders” of life and death, justice and the law, and mercy and cruelty.
Each story untangles the case through astonishing developments led by the voice of the dead who suffered unexpected death and give their message to Ishikawa to redeem themselves.
At times the voice leads him to a forbidden sphere where he struggles at the border faced with a critical choice of stepping into the forbidden or not. And his decision must be made within the time limit up to the cremation of the dead. The psychic element in the story together with the protagonist’s psychological intricacy grips the viewer’s minds with its suspense and releases them with a relieving satisfaction as each episode ends as a one-off story.
(Series Drama)
MOZU Season 1 -Night Cry of the MOZU- / MOZU Season 2 -Phantom Wings-
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TBS/WOWOW
ROBOT

Season1:April 10-June 12, 2014)
(TBS)
Season2:June 22-July 20, 2014)
(WOWOW)
Season1:
46 min x 10 episodes (#1 90 min)
Season2:
50 min x 5 episodes (#1 75 min)
GoOsaka「Night Cry of the MOZU」
「Phantom Wings」
Akio Tsumura(TBS)
Tsutomu Makino(WOWOW)
Shinya Watanabe(TBS)
Mamoru Inoue(WOWOW)
Akira Morii(ROBOT)
Eiichiro Hasumi
Kosuke Nishi
Yugo Kanno
Cast
Hidetoshi Nishijima
Teruyuki Kagawa
Yoko Maki
Sosuke Ikematsu
Hiroki Hasegawa
Yuriko Ishida
Fumiyo Kohinata
Katsuhisa Namase
Kotaro Yoshida
Yu Aoi
MOZU Season 1 -Night Cry of the MOZU- / MOZU Season 2 -Phantom Wings-
Outline:
Following the release of “Double Face” in 2012 (the Grand Prix in the single drama category at the Tokyo Drama Award 2013), TBS and WOWOW have collaborated once again to create “MOZU."" While Season 1 was broadcast on TBS, Season 2 was on WOWOW. Director Eiichiro Hazumi has brought together his acclaimed production team and spent over 8 months to create this drama - based on Go Osaka's hard-boiled action novel MOZU series which many people thought would be impossible to dramatize.

It tells the story of an ace detective at the Public Safety Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department who lost his wife in an explosion, and a mysterious killer who lost his memory. The story depicts a national-scale conspiracy that is gradually exposed as the killer and the detective cross paths. This highly acclaimed drama redefines the idea of TV series, bringing you renowned actors as unique characters in thrilling action scenes with beautiful cinematography."
(Series Drama)
First Class
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Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Fuji Creative Corpration
April 19-June 21, 2014
45minutes x 10episodes

Dai Ota
Kazuhiro Kobayashi
Hironori Oikawa
Naruhide Mizuta
Naomi Kinoshita
Chiho Watanabe
Cast
Erika Sawajiri
Yuichi Nakamaru
Nozomi Sasaki
Nanao
Nicole Ishida
Ryoko Yuui
Mirei Tanaka
Rieko Miura
Hiroyuki Hirayama
Tomoko Tabata
Yuka Itaya
First Class
Outline:
The glamorous world of fashion magazine editorial departments is really a den of terrifying women...
Chinami dreams of working in the fashion industry, even as she spends her humdrum days as a clerk at an apparel fabric shop. But through a quirk of fate, she suddenly has the chance to work in the editorial department of a top fashion magazine. It’s with great anticipation that Chinami steps through the door to a dazzling world she’s admired for years, but she quickly learns that it’s also a harsh world in which editorial staff and models prey on each other when one of them tries to gain even a slight edge over the others. Editorial staffers also constantly assign grades to each other in the areas of appearance, romance, work, and social position, a practice they’ve dubbed “mounting”. Struggling to survive this workplace pyramid, in which the slightest incident can change the daily rankings, is a ludicrous but undeniable reality. All the employees can do is aim for the top. In this land of women without a moral code, Chinami finds herself dealing with malicious editorial staffers, selfish models, and a tougher-than-nails chief editor. At first, she’s at the bottom of the ladder, tasked with nothing more than being a gofer, but fights solitary battler after battle with her sights set on becoming a first-rate editor. Chinami repels all manner of harassment, from jealousy and backbiting to traps and betrayals, as she holds on to her dream and climbs from the bottom rung to the top of the ladder in this shocking yet thrilling Cinderella story.
The Grand Prix
(Single Drama)
Time Never Stops
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TV Asahi Corporation
UNION MOTION PICTURE CO.,LTD.
February 22,2014
126min×1episode

Fumio Igarashi
Satoko Uchiyama
Sayaka Iida
Yuzo Uchibori
Katsunori Motonobu
Tonko Horikawa
Taichi Yamada
Cast
Kiichi Nakai
Toshiro Yanagiba
Kanako Higuchi
Meisa Kuroki
Ryunosuke Kamiki
Kayoko Kishimoto
Mitsuko Baisho
Dai Watanabe
Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Isao Hashizume
Time Never Stops
Outline:
Three years has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Master scriptwriter Taichi Yamada presents a heart gripping drama on the aftermath of the unprecedented catastrophe where two families suffer disruption and work their ways into their regeneration. All-star cast includes Kiichi Nakai, Toshirou Yanagiba, and Kanako Higuchi, making it an absolute one of a kind family drama.

Ryosuke Saigo(Kiichi Nakai) is born and raised in a city along the coast of Tohoku. He is now a general manager at a local bank and lives with his wife Asako (Kanako Higuchi), his mother Nami (Kazuko Yoshiyuki), and the only daughter Chiaki (Meisa Kuroki) who works at the city hall. He bought a cozy house on a hill overlooking the ocean and his life has been mediocre but a happy one.
On one weekend Ryosuke and Asako visit the home of Chiaki’s boyfriend, Shuichi Hamaguchi (Dai Watanabe), to meet his parents for the first time. The Hamaguchis has been a fisherman for many generations and the family consists of six members: his father Katsumi (Toshiro Yanagiba), mother Masayo (Kayoko Kishimoto), grandfather Yoshiya (Isao Hashizume), grandmother Iku (Mitsuko Baisho), and the little brother Mitsuhiko (Ryunosuke Kamiki). Chiaki’s dream is to become a politician and so both Ryosuke and Asako are puzzled about their daughter wanting to marry into a fisherman’s family. And the same was true with the Hamaguchis. But the two are determined to get married and both parents cannot help but approve their marriage. At this first family dinner, the two fathers, Ryosuke and Katsumi realize they were classmates during their junior high school days.
But only five days after this family dinner, on the 11th of March 2011, the great earthquake and tsunami hit the East Japan and alter the fates of the two families completely. The Hamaguchis lost their mother, grandmother and Shuichi himself who were swept away by the tsunami. Both their house and boats are lost while the Saigos living up on the hill survived the disaster without much damage.
The loss of her fiance is a nightmare for Chiaki but her job at the city hall keeps her too busy to dwell on her sorrow. Ryosuke and Asako want to help out the Hamaguchis and invite them to stay at their house. The surviving family members, Katsumi, Yoshiya and Mitsuhiko accept the offer, but they burst into drunken rage on their first night at the Saigo’s…!?
Best Drama
(Single Drama)
A GIRL FROM ASIO
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NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
January 18 /January 25,2014
73mn×2episodes

Ren Takahashi
Tadashi Tanaka
Syunsaku Ikehata
Cast
Machiko Ono
Akira Emoto
Honami Suzuki
Yukiya Kitamura
Shiho Fujimura
Dai Watanabe
Yutaka Matsushige
Yoshinori Okada
Sachie Hara
Jun Kunimura
A GIRL FROM ASIO
Outline:
End of the Meiji-Era Period, Japanese nation was widely excited over the victory of the Russo-Japanese war. On the other hand, the field of Yanaka-Village at Tochigi prefecture was polluted by the copper poisoning from the ASHIO Copper Mine.The government advised the resident to give up their home and forcibly destroyed their houses who tried to remain in their village.
This story is a original drama based upon the historical fact highlighting a girl who has fought for this village. Her name is "SACHI NITTA" and she was born in this village and become a house keeper for HIDEKO FUKUDA's family who was a social activist. Ms. FUKUDA was introduced by Mr. SHOZO TANAKA, who was a politician also fighting for this village.
Meeting with Socialist such as SANSHIRO ISHIKAWA, SYUSUI KOUTOKU and moved among the cultural leaders such as TAKUBOKU ISHIKAWA and AKIKO YOSANO, this drama portrait the growth of this one girl who has come out from this little country village to the big capital Tokyo, living by her own struggling through this turbulent era.
(Single Drama)
Goodbye day today
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Nippon Television Network Corporation
AX-ON Inc.
August 24 ,2013
132min

The journey to heaven
—The future I dreamed while
fighting against a cancer
Takashi Kamikura
Hidehiro Kawano
Hiroko Ohkura
Shintarou Sugawara
Atsuko Hashibe
Cast
Satoshi Ohno
Kyoko Fukada
Ryosuke Yamada
Mimura
Fumino Kimura
Morio Agata
Kyusaku Shimada
Ken Mitsuishi
Kayoko Kishimoto
Tomokazu Miura
Goodbye day today
Outline:
Mediocre town. Mediocre landscape.
Mediocre youth. Mediocre life.
Will I ever break free from this circle of mediocrity?
Goodbye day today. Till we meet again.
I thought life would go on like that forever.

Such was the existence of main character Kota, until something unusual came upon him.
Cancer. Three months to live.
Aware of how little time he has left, Kota started to have strong feelings about life.
Live well, die well.
So began the shortest . . . and longest three months.

Today, cancer kills one out of three people in Japan. Cancer is not something unusual. It’s a common disease that can suddenly strike you and your family.
This drama sincerely and accurately depicts the lives of an ordinary man, who finds himself facing this common reality, and his family.
(Single Drama)
Matrimonial Chaos Special 2014
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Fuji Television Network, Inc.
February 8, 2014
145 min

Kazuyuki Shimizu
Kiyomi Asano
Michiko Namiki
Yuji Sakamoto
Cast
Eita
Machiko Ono
Yoko Maki
Go Ayano
Asami Usuda
Yoshinori Okada
Miwako Ichikawa
Satoru Matsuo
Kaoru Yachigusa
Matrimonial Chaos Special 2014
Outline:
Back in January 2013 on Thursday Night Theater, Matrimonial Chaos depicted the realistic daily lives of two married couples who live along the bank of the Meguro River. The true-to-life romantic comedy focused on Mitsuo (Eita), a worker at a vending machine company, his careless wife, Yuka (Machiko Ono), Mitsuo’s old girlfriend, Akari (Yoko Maki), and her husband, Ryo (Go Ayano). The dialogue “I know exactly what you mean”, written by screenwriter Yuji Sakamoto, is said by all four characters and incorporated into the ending theme, Yin Yang, by Keisuke Kuwata, during which the four actors also dance bewitchingly. In fact, the ending became popular in its own right, winning acclaim from men and women of all ages and several awards even after the program had ended.
In Matrimonial Chaos Special 2014, one year has passed since the events of the series’ final episode. What is the current lifestyle of the four like? How do they feel about it? A lot happened during the last episode, events which should have made the two couples understand each other a bit more. “What is a married couple?” “What does it mean to live together?” One year later, can the four people involved answer these questions? Have each of them realized what is most important to them? And are they able to protect that? Find out as all hell breaks loose aboard the overnight Limited Express Cassiopeia!
(Single Drama)
Chicken race
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WOWOW INC./DAIEI TV-FILM CO.,LTD
November 10, 2013
110min. x1episode

Makiko Okano
Takehisa Tokuda
Ryosuke Watanabe
Setsurō Wakamatsu
Yoshikazu Okada
Cast
Akira Terao
Masaki Okada
Tori Matsuzaka
Kasumi Arimura
Takeshi Kaga
Keiko Matsuzaka
Drama W Chicken race
Outline:
A man played by Akira Terao, who has been in a coma for 45 years caused by a car accident at age 19, miraculously regains consciousness.Although he is physically grown up to be 64 years old, his mind remains at 19. He gradually develops friendship with a male clumsy nurse played by Masaki Okada.
CHICKEN RACE is a human drama filled with laughter and tears, telling a story of a man who takes off on a journey to seize back his lost youth.
This is the WOWOW’s first time 4K production which allows four times higher quality image than the full HDTV.

Takeshi Kamiya (Masaki Okada) who grew up in a family of doctors kept failing to get into medical schools. Feeling frustrated, he left his father Tsukasa (Takeshi Kaga) who is a highly-respected brain surgeon at a major hospital in Tokyo. Takeshi starts to work at a hospital as a male nurse and is assigned to take care of Mamoru Tobita (Akira Terao) who has been asleep for 45 years ever since involved in a traffic accident at age 19 and has no family. Day after day, Takeshi addresses unconscious Mamoru by doing all the talk about his distress and complains. One day Mamoru miraculously awakes from coma.
With the mind of 19-year-old, still feeling young and delinquent, Mamoru gradually regains physical strength and finds out the secret behind the fact that his hospitalization fee has been paid by someone for 45 years. He agrees to become a clinical study patient at Tsukasa’s hospital. Meanwhile, Takeshi develops friendship with Mamoru, and decides to take him out of hospital for a journey to retrieve his lost youth. The journey of 64-year-old “bad boy”, Mamoru, and 27-yaer-old Takeshi, nicknamed “old man” has begun.
Local Drama Award
DARUMA-SAN had a good laugh.
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NHK Kochi Station
March 19, 2014
59min x 1episode

Taku Ueda
Mayo Hashimoto
Tomoko Yoshizawa
Cast
Sakura Ando
Tsutomu Takahashi
Masahiro Toda
BoBA
Mitsuko Baisho
DARUMA-SAN had a good laugh.
Outline:
Mina Matsui (Sakura Ando) comes to a port town in the western Kochi prefecture to see the "happy Daruma sunset". Daruma sunset is a kind of sunset miracle, which can be seen for only 10 days in a year. She is troubled over the relationship with her boyfriend who is a divorced single father. For the life of her she has to see the Daruma sunset by New-Year's Eve.

When she arrives at the port, she meets a local fisherman Isamu Komatsu (Tsutomu Takahashi). He introduces Mina to Kimiko Hamada (Mitsuko Baisho) who is familiar with the Daruma sunset. Kimiko runs a hotel and bar. Kimiko offers to let Mina stay at Kimiko’s hotel for free.

Mina accepts Kimiko’s kindness. However, Mina is dragged into shopping and a major cleaning for New Year’s by Kimiko. Mina is bewildered by Kimiko’s officiousness but Kimiko is adored as a mother by the town’s people.

One day, Kimiko scolds an unknown child and has a run-in with the child's father (BoBA). On the other hand, Kimiko insists to see the sunset. Though reacting against Kimiko with making such a trouble, Mina notices that the affection for a child has nothing to do with ties of blood. Then Mina’s boyfriend Takayuki (Masahiro Toda) with his son Satoshi appear in front of Mina.

Can Mina see the Daruma sunset? How about Mina’s decision? It is a humanistic comedy depicting a meaning and conflict of becoming a mother.
Lady, lady -Have you ever cried in the bathroom?-
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Chukyo TV. Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
December 22, 2013
HORIPRO

57 min.

Mina KURITA
Tsutomu FUJIWARA(HORIPRO)
Yukiko MISHIMA
Naoko NISHIDA
Cast
Reika KIRISHIMA
Aimi SATSUKAWA
Hitomi SATO
Yasuyuki MAEKAWA
GORI(Garage Sale)
Kumiko SHIRATORI(Tampopo)
Shiho HIROTA
Yuki YOSHIDA
Kei ISHIBA}SHI
Mansaku IKEUCHI
Lady, lady -Have you ever cried in the bathroom?-
Outline:
Risako is a high-flyer section chief at a manufacturer of sanitary products in Tokoname-city, Aichi, which is known for its traditional pottery works. With support from her husband and sister she juggles job and parenthood as a mother of two daughters, even though she was once told by her rebellious daughter “I don’t want be like you, Mom”.
Being strict and demanding not only on herself but also on others, she harshly bumps her subordinate Natsu to the general affairs division after she comes back from maternity leave but often goes home early and comes in late because of the baby. Risako begins to put more work on young Nozomi instead.
Just when Nozomi gets busier she becomes pregnant. While her boyfriend Yamauchi is unwilling to get married, she insists on having a baby as a single mother. Yamauchi asks his boss for help and immediately poor Nozomi is arranged to transfer to a related company while Yamauchi is secured to remain.
Looking at their plot Risako realizes she has been no different from them. She decides to make an action in order to get Natsu and Nozomi back to her division.
How can women contribute their fullest potential to work without losing their identities in Japanese society where “homogeneity” has long been kept with value.
This is the story that cheers up working women to step forward with confidence in themselves. Don’t leave them agonized in their careers anymore!
個人賞
Best Performance
by an Actor

Masato Sakai
Masato Sakai
"NAOKI HANZAWA"
TBS Television, Inc.
Best Performance
by an Actress

Hikari Mitsushima
Hikari Mitsushima
"Woman -My Life for My Children-"
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Best Performance
by an Actor in
a Supporting Role

Kotaro Yoshida
Kotaro Yoshida
"Hanako and Anne"
NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

"MOZU"
TBS/WOWOW
Best Performance
by an Actress in
a Supporting Role

Satomi Ishihara
Satomi Ishihara
"Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu"
Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Best Screenplay


Yoshikazu Okada
Yoshikazu Okada
"Second to Last Love 2"
Fuji Television Network, Inc.


Best Director


Katsuo Fukuzawa
Katsuo Fukuzawa
"NAOKI HANZAWA"
TBS Television, Inc.
特別賞

THREE FELLOWS―Don’t call us old men!-We are the crime avengers-
THREE FELLOWS―Don't call us old men!-We are the crime avengers-
Cast:Kinya Kitaohji/Shigeru Izumiya
/Kotaro Shiga
TV TOKYO Corporation

Co-operation on arranging locations for TV Dramas,such as “MOZU”
Kitakyushu Film Commission
Co-operation on arranging locations
for TV Dramas,
such as “MOZU”
Best Actor in Asia
Kim Soo Hyon

The category is a separate award from the Personal Prize given to the actor of domestic titles, and will be awarded to the actor/actress who has shown exceptional acting talent in a non-Japanese Asian drama.