Black President Fuji TV Spring Drama 2014

  • Drama: The Sweatshop President (English title) / Black President (Japanese English title)
  • Romaji: Black President
  • Japanese: ブラック・プレジデント
  • Director: Yoshishige Miyake, Keiichiro Shiraki, Takashi Komatsu
  • Writer: Masaya Ozaki
  • Network: Fuji TV, KTV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Release Date: April 8 – June 17, 2014
  • Runtime: Tuesdays 22:00-22:54
  • TV Ratings: 7.5%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Yukio Mitamura (Ikki Sawamura) started a clothing company and the company is now experiencing rapid growth. The company though is a “black company” (Japanese term for an exploitative sweatshop-type company). Yukio places the company’s first priority on profits. He drives his employees hard, but he doesn’t think what he is doing is bad. To increase profits, Yukio believes more effort is needed. Yukio has never viewed his company is a “black company.”

After entrusting his employees with tasks, Yukio becomes to have more free time. At the age of 45, Yukio decides to enroll at a university to study company management. Yukio then meets rookie lecturer Kyoko Akiyama (Meisa Kuroki). Yukio is attracted to Kyoko, but they have arguments frequently because of their different backgrounds and opinions. Yukio looks down on young university students, believing they couldn’t get a job at his company. An incident though causes Yukio to interact with the young university students and he begins to become stimulated by them.

While Yukio is studying at the university, powers at his company tries to kick Yukio out. Yukio now knows his company is a black company. A power struggle begins.

Cast

Black President-Ikki Sawamura.jpg Black President-Meisa Kuroki.jpg Black President-Ryoko Kuninaka.jpg Black President-Mugi Kadowaki.jpg Black President-Tasuku Nagase.jpg
Ikki Sawamura Meisa Kuroki Ryoko Kuninaka Mugi Kadowaki Tasuku Nagase
Yukio Mitamura Kyoko Akiyama Mari Saejima Yuri Okajima Ryosuke Kudo
Black President-Sho Takada.jpg Black President-Sara Takatsuki.jpg Black President-Mitsu Dan.jpg Black President-Yu Sawabe.jpg Black President-Sayaka Aoki.jpg
Sho Takada Sara Takatsuki Mitsu Dan Yu Sawabe Sayaka Aoki
Kenta Maekawa Natsumi Matsumura Miki Yoshioka‎ Keisuke Masuyama Masami Mitamura
Black President-Masaru Nagai.jpg Black President-Yumi Shirakawa.jpg
Masaru Nagai Yumi Shirakawa
Shiro Akechi Kinuyo Mitamura

Additional Cast Members:

Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 04/08/2014 8.3%
02 04/15/2014 8.4%
03 04/22/2014 8.0%
04 04/29/2014 6.7%
05 05/06/2014 7.2%
06 05/13/2014 7.9%
07 05/20/2014 6.1%
08 05/27/2014 7.7%
09 06/03/2014 7.2%
10 06/10/2014 7.4%
11 06/17/2014 7.8%
Average 7.5%

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