Woman NTV Summer Drama 2013

  • Drama: Woman -My Life for My Children-
  • Romaji: Woman
  • Japanese: Woman
  • Director: Nobuo Mizuta, Jun Aizawa
  • Writer: Yuji Sakamoto
  • Network: NTV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Release Date: July 3 – September 11, 2013
  • Runtime: Wednesdays 22:00- 22:54
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Koharu (Hikari Mitsushima) lost her husband Shin (Shun Oguri) in an unexpected accident. Koharu must go on for her two children Nozomi (Rio Suzuki) and Riku (Rai Takahashi).

Koharu works hard to make a living, but her financial situation does not improve. She goes to the social welfare office to apply for assistance, but is refused due to not meeting certain requirements.

An employee at the welfare office asks Koharu if she has family that can support her, but she says no. Koharu’s father passed away and her mother Sachi (Yuko Tanaka) left her and her father for another man (Kaoru Kobayashi) twenty years ago. They have been estranged since then.

An employee at the welfare office then contacts Sachi. Her mother makes it known she will provide support for Koharu. Meanwhile, Koharu is stunned by her mother’s response. After twenty years, Koharu decides to meet her mother again.


  1. Director Nobuo Mizuta and screenwriter Yuji Sakamoto previously collaborated in NTV’s 2010 drama series “Mother“.


Woman - Japanese Drama-Hikari Mitsushima.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Yuko Tanaka.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Shun Oguri.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Rio Suzuki.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Rai Takahashi.jpg
Hikari Mitsushima Yuko Tanaka Shun Oguri Rio Suzuki Rai Takahashi
Koharu Aoyagi Sachi Uesugi Shin Aoyagi Nozomi Aoyagi Riku Aoyagi
Woman - Japanese Drama-Mitsuki Tanimura.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Fumi Nikaido.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Takahiro Miura.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Asami Usuda.jpg Woman - Japanese Drama-Issei Takahashi.jpg
Mitsuki Tanimura Fumi Nikaido Takahiro Miura Asami Usuda Issei Takahashi
Aiko Sunagawa Shiori Uesugi Ryosuke Sunagawa Yuki Kamata Yugo Sawamura
Woman - Japanese Drama-Kaoru Kobayashi.jpg
Kaoru Kobayashi
Kentaro Uesugi

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