Woman (NTV)

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  • Title: Woman
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Family
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 13.6% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: NTV
  • Broadcast period: 2013-Jul-03 to 2013-Sep-11
  • Air time: Wednesday 22:00
  • Theme song: Voice by androp


Currently, there are over 1 million single mothers in Japan. Their average annual income is about 2 mil yen (1.8 mil if government subsidies are excluded), which is about a third of the nation's average annual income of 5.4 mil yen. We cannot begin to imagine the stress they are under to make ends meet. Shunned by society, they find it difficult to find a way out of their poverty. This drama showcases how a single mother gives her all in trying to provide for her beloved children.

Koharu is a single mother of two, Nozomi and Riku. After the accidental death of her husband Shin, she tries to seek welfare but is deemed ineligible as she doesn't meet certain criteria. When asked if she has any relatives who will be able to provide her financial aid, Koharu says that she has no living relatives. Her mother, Sachi, had abandoned her and her father 20 years ago, for her current husband Kentaro. Since that day, Koharu has had no contact with her mother, and her father had also passed away.

When the welfare department called up Sachi, to check if she is able to provide for Koharu, Sachi replies affirmative. Koharu doubts that will happen, since her mother had abandoned her all these years. Then, Koharu decides to meet Sachi... --NTV

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Episode Subtitle Ratings
01 A Touching Drama About a Single Mother Who Gives Her All to Her Beloved Children 13.9
02 A Mother's Wrong Choice? 11.3
03 Being a Mother. And Being a Daughter 11.4
04 I Want to Meet Dad 13.9
05 I Won't Tell Anyone, A Mother's Resolve 12.6
06 A Lie to Live, For My Children's Sake 14.7
07 The Important Person Who Died For the Sake of Living, The Truth 13.0
08 Should I Kill that Child and Die, too? 13.0
09 I Want to Live! At Least for 10 Years 14.9
10 Mom, Tell Me the Truth! 14.0
11 To Our Children's Children 16.4
Average 13.6

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

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