“Hiyokko,” premieres Saturday, June 2 at 7:15 p.m.

The 96th NHK morning drama serial is about Mineko, a girl born in Ibaraki Prefecture, who comes up to Tokyo for the mass employment during the high economic growth period. The story portrays her eventful life and growth as a person.

Mineko was born in 1964, the year of the Tokyo Olympics, in a mountain village. Her brother is the first person from the village to go college. Her father goes to Tokyo to earn his tuition fees but fails to come back. Mineko’s life changes then. She goes to Tokyo to find her father and to make money to support her family. Can Mineko find her father?  Fully subtitled in English.

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