Silent Poor

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Silent Poor


  • Title: サイレント・プア
  • Title (English): Silent Poor
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Human Drama
  • Episodes: 9
  • Viewership ratings: TBD
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2014-Apr-08 to 2014-Jun-03
  • Air time: Tuesday 22:00
  • Theme Song: Hold Your Hand by Perfume


Silent poor... the poor and needy whose cries for help are drowned out in today's bustling society. Their existence is spreading rapidly across the nation, and as such, the government decided to set up a body to help them. Nationwide, there are now people called Community Social Workers (CSW), and their jobs are to attend to the poor and needy. One such person is Satomi Ryo, and she works at the Shitamachi area's Council of Welfare. The people that she meets in her busy working life are people afflicted with juvenile dementia, those who have shunned society and locked themselves up in their rooms, the homeless... generally people who are in despair over life and the fate dealt to them. Ryo herself had been down the lonely road before, and as a way to pull herself out of her depression, she decided to work as a CSW, in order to help others like her. She strongly believes that one can always start all over again, and it is her belief that helps her to move forward in life.

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