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.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Yuko Tanaka.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Shun Oguri.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Rio Suzuki.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Rai Takahashi.jpg
Hikari MitsushimaYuko TanakaShun OguriRio SuzukiRai Takahashi
Koharu AoyagiSachi UesugiShin AoyagiNozomi AoyagiRiku Aoyagi
Woman - Japanese Drama-Mitsuki Tanimura.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Fumi Nikaido.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Takahiro Miura.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Asami Usuda.jpgWoman - Japanese Drama-Issei Takahashi.jpg
Mitsuki TanimuraFumi NikaidoTakahiro MiuraAsami UsudaIssei Takahashi
Aiko SunagawaShiori UesugiRyosuke SunagawaYuki KamataYugo Sawamura
Woman - Japanese Drama-Kaoru Kobayashi.jpg
Kaoru Kobayashi
Kentaro Uesugi

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