1/17 Tue. 10:15PM (ET) / 7:15PM (PT)Start
When Surgeon Kazuaki Okita (Takuya Kimura) was a rookie doctor, he was kicked out of the hospital due to his friend’s Masao Danjo (Tadanobu Asano) plan. He left for the U.S., leaving behind his girlfriend Mifuyu (Yuko Takeuchi). With his hard work, he became an excellent surgeon. 10 years later, he comes back to Japan by request of Mifuyu’s father, who is a hospital director. Mifuyu is now married to Masao Danjo.
1/17 Tue. 12:00AM (ET) / 9:00PM (PT)
Set in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, the story revolves around Banshiro Sakata (Koji Seto), a faint-hearted samurai on duty in Edo. He gets involved in troublesome things, but a recipe booklet given by his wife saves him. He cooks fine dishes from the recipe and resolves problems of the people around.
1/18 Wed. 10:15PM (ET) / 7:15PM (PT)
Mikuri Moriyama (Yui Aragaki) is 25 years old. She doesn't have a boyfriend and doesn't have a job even though she holds a graduate degree. Everyday, Mikuri Moriyama has a feeling that she is not needed. Her father, unable to see her suffering anymore, arranges for her to work as a housekeeper. Her employer is 36 year old Hiramasa Tsuzaki. He is single and works for a company. A series of events leads them to marry as a working condition.
1/19 Thu. 10:15PM (ET) / 7:15PM (PT)
Hajime Onchi (Takaya Kamikawa) leads the committee for labor union of national airline NAL. Hajime Onchi and vice committee head, Shiro Gyoten (Atsuro Watabe) confront management of NAL, demanding better working conditions. The working conditions at NAL is so poor that fatal incidents could occur. Hajime Onchi, always place safety first, is demoted to a remote location abroad. Meanwhile, Shiro breaks away from Hajime and joins the management side to further his career.
1/20 Fri. 9:45PM (ET) / 6:45PM (PT)
The 95th Drama Serial is about Sumire, a girl born in the uptown of Kobe in the early Showa period. In the wake of wartime devastation, she works hard toward making children's clothes for a living, and later establishes a first-ever children's goods store in Japan.
1/20 Fri. 10:15PM (ET) / 7:15PM (PT)
A suspenseful family drama revolves around a mother and daughter who have an excessively close relationship. They have overcome many challenges together based on mutual trust; however, the tight-knit relationship was shaken by an encounter with a man. As the daughter becomes intimate with him, she begins to keep a distance from her mother. Being deeply disturbed by her behavior, the mother makes a radical move to have her daughter nearby.
1/21 Sat. 10:15PM (ET) / 7:15PM (PT)Start
1/21 Sat. 11:15PM (ET) / 8:15PM (PT)
The drama features Ukyo Sugishita(Yutaka Mizutani), a police inspector assigned to the fictional Special Missions Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and his partners as Wataru Kaburagi (Takashi Sorimachi) from 2015 on. Wataru goes back to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department after finishing training at the police academy, but he is assigned to the public relations division and not to investigation department.
1/22 Sun. 8:00PM (ET) / 5:00PM (PT)
The historical drama for 2017 is the life story of Naotora Ii, a woman given a male name, who succeeded as the head of the Ii family during the Warring States period. With her wisdom, courage and affection for a loved one, Naotora strongly lived through the turbulent times and paved the way for the future.
1/23 Mon. 10:15PM (ET) / 7:15PM (PT)
30-year-old Rinko Kamata (Yuriko Yoshitaka) works as an unpopular screenwriter. She doesn't have a boyfriend, but she has two female friends Kaori and Koyuki. They meet regularly at a bar. There, they complain about their situations and go through what if scenarios. One day, Rinko Kamata decides to go for happiness at love and work.
1/29 Sun. 11:15PM (ET) / 8:15PM (PT)
Miyuki Amaya (Kasumi Arimura) belongs to the sailing team of manned submersible research ship 6K (Shinkai 6500) at JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology). She dreams of piloting the 6K. Her father was a pilot and a researcher, but died from a disease. Miyuki Amaya’s purpose is to research the deep-sea because her father told her about the deep-sea when she was little. Now, she is a cadet of the pilot...