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DRAMA 2004 50 mins Episode(s): 1 English English
Best Drama Award at The National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan.

Yoko escaped her small port town in Japan where she was raised by her mother, to pursue her dream of becoming an actress in Tokyo.
Finally about to make her big break, her mother’s sudden illness brings Yoko home for the first time in five years. Thoughts of her long estranged mother move Yoko to pass up her big chance and remain in her hometown for a while.


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    2013 54 mins

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    2016 49 mins

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    2018 30 mins

    This program will revolutionize your one-hour lunchtime! It will show you how to cook marvelous dishes, provide fun facts about daily ingredients, and also introduce delicious gourmet restaurants you`d long to visit! Watching it will surely help lighten up your meals, and give you the extra flavors that you didn`t...
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