Zenryoku Rikon Sodan

 

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Native title: 全力離婚相談
Country: Japan
Type: Drama
Episodes: 7
Aired: Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 17, 2015
Aired On: Tuesday
Network: NHK
Duration: 48 min.

Plot

Takeuchi Miharu is a capable lawyer with a law firm in Nagoya. One day, she is assigned a divorce case of a client company by Mizuno Toyohiko, the head of the law firm. Gohara Naoki (Yoshizawa Hisashi), the president of the company, wants to divorce his wife Nobue (Kone Hana) who left their 5-year-old son behind and moved out. However, Nobue cries that she will not hand over their son. In fact, Miharu has had experience with divorce too. She was deprived of custody because of her own mistake and has not seen her daughter Kanae in 10 years. She reluctantly starts to grapple with this case but gradually gets absorbed in it. While she is the husband’s attorney, the solution she offers reflects Nobue’s feelings. This offends the client company and the law firm’s advisory contract is terminated. Mizuno, who likes Miharu, desperately dissuades her from resigning. But she takes responsibility and quits the firm. That night, a dejected Miharu drowns her sorrows in drink at ‘Ankake Spaghetti’ which is located directly beneath her residence. She finds herself grumbling to the owner Mitsuya Tetsu whom she is on friendly terms with. “In the end, I lost both my job and man at the same time” Then Nobue arrives with twin sisters who are distressed by their parents’ impending divorce. She believes they can count on Miharu who identified with her own divorce issues. Miharu does all in her power to try to pull the twins’ broken family together. Seeing Miharu like this, Tetsu and Nobue encourage her to start a divorce counselling centre. On the day of the opening of ‘Takeuchi Harumi Divorce Counselling Centre’, a young lady stares at the signboard of the centre with a surly expression. She is Miharu’s daughter, Kanae, who is now an adult.

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