Unmei no Hito TBS Winter Drama 2012

  • Drama: Unmei no Hito
  • Romaji: Unmei no Hito
  • Japanese: 運命の人
  • Director: Nobuhiro Doi, Ken Yoshida
  • Writer: Toyoko Yamasaki (novel), Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Network: TBS
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: January 15 – March 18, 2012
  • Runtime: Sunday 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 12.0%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

A newspaper reporter (Masahiro Motoki) uncovers a secret “Okinawa pact” between the Japanese and U.S. government. A woman who is the deputy director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs becomes a key figure in the story.

Notes

  1. Based on Toyoko Yamasaki’s 2009 novel “Unmei no Hito”
  2. The novel “Unmei no Hito” itself is based on the true story of Okinawa journalist Takichi Nishiyama who uncovered a secret pact between the U.S. and Japanese government over the reversion of the Okinawa islands to the Japanese government. Takichi Nishiyama then became involved in a sex scandal with a Ministry of Foreign Affairs worker who leaked the document.[1]

Cast

Unmei no Hito-Masahiro Motoki.jpg Unmei no Hito-Takako Matsu.jpg Unmei no Hito-Yoko Maki.jpg Unmei no Hito-Nao Omori.jpg Unmei no Hito-Kinya Kitaoji.jpg
Masahiro Motoki Takako Matsu Yoko Maki Nao Omori Kinya Kitaoji
Ryota Yuminari Yuriko Yuminari Akiko Miki Kazuo Yamabe Keisaku Sahashi
Unmei no Hito-Yutaka Matsushige.jpg Unmei no Hito-Yukiya Kitamura.jpg Unmei no Hito-Yuya Endo.jpg Unmei no Hito-Tetta Sugimoto.jpg Unmei no Hito-Zen Kajihara.jpg
Yutaka Matsushige Yukiya Kitamura Yuya Endo Tetta Sugimoto Zen Kajihara
Shuichi Tsukasa Ryo Kiyohara Mitsuru Kaneda Shigeru Araki Kouwa Hagino
Unmei no Hito-Denden.jpg Unmei no Hito-Kotaro Yoshida.jpg Unmei no Hito-Katsuhiko Watabiki.jpg Unmei no Hito-Ryo Ishibashi.jpg Unmei no Hito-Kazushige Komatsu.jpg
Denden Kotaro Yoshida Katsuhiko Watabiki Ryo Ishibashi Kazushige Komatsu
Shiro Ebisu Soichi Kuru Tomofumi Oodate Suguru Anzai Isamu Yamamoto
Unmei no Hito-Kenjiro Ishimaru.jpg Unmei no Hito-Takeshi Masu.jpg Unmei no Hito-Jitsuko Yoshimura.jpg Unmei no Hito-Isao Hashizume.jpg Unmei no Hito-Kei Yamamoto.jpg
Kenjiro Ishimaru Takeshi Masu Jitsuko Yoshimura Isao Hashizume Kei Yamamoto
Vice-Minister Hayashi Magoroku Yoshida Shizu Yuminari Seisuke Yuminari Taizo Yakumo
Unmei no Hito-Yukiko Takabayashi.jpg Unmei no Hito-Hiroki Hasegawa.jpg Unmei no Hito-Yuki Imai.jpg Unmei no Hito-Ryutaro Yamazaki.jpg Unmei no Hito-Yuki Shibamoto.jpg
Yukiko Takabayashi Hiroki Hasegawa Yuki Imai Ryutaro Yamazaki Yuki Shibamoto
Kase Yakumo Rei Koinuma Yoichi Yuminari Junji Yuminari Fusako Aoyama
Unmei no Hito-Taizo Harada.jpg Unmei no Hito-Mantaro Koichi.jpg Unmei no Hito-Masato Ibu.jpg Unmei no Hito-Kazuyuki Asano.jpg Unmei no Hito-Toshiro Yanagiba.jpg
Taizo Harada Mantaro Koichi Masato Ibu Kazuyuki Asano Toshiro Yanagiba
Takuya Miki Detective Iguchi Masaharu Totoki Yasuyuki Mori Tadashi Oonoki
Unmei no Hito-Mitsuru Fukikoshi.jpg Unmei no Hito-Tetsuo Fushimi.jpg Unmei no Hito-Asuka Kurosawa.jpg Unmei no Hito-Hidekazu Mashima.jpg Unmei no Hito-Ayumu Saito.jpg
Mitsuru Fukikoshi Tetsuo Fushimi Asuka Kurosawa Hidekazu Mashima Ayumu Saito
Isao Sakamoto Lawyer Takatsuki Chieko Sakamoto Yuya Matsunaka Yuzo Torii
Unmei no Hito-Eri Fuse.jpg Unmei no Hito-Takashi Sasano.jpg Unmei no Hito-Akira Emoto.jpg Unmei no Hito-Shinya Owada.jpg Unmei no Hito-Hirotaro Honda.jpg
Eri Fuse Takashi Sasano Akira Emoto Shinya Owada Hirotaro Honda
Kiyomi Edakawa Takeo Bukude Masayoshi Kodaira Kiichi Aikawa Yasuhiro Sonegawa
Unmei no Hito-Mansaku Fuwa.jpg Unmei no Hito-Kamejiro Ichikawa.jpg
Mansaku Fuwa Kamejiro Ichikawa
Kakuzou Tabuchi Hiroshi Yokomizo

Additional Cast Members:

Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 01/15/2012 13.0%
02 01/22/2012 11.3%
03 01/29/2012 11.6%
04 02/05/2012 11.6%
05 02/12/2012 10.8%
06 02/19/2012 9.9%
07 02/26/2012 13.2%
08 03/11/2012 10.4%
09 03/18/2012 11.9%
10 03/04/2012 14.!%
Average 12.0%

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