Hanchou ~ Jinnansho Azumihan Season 3
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Mondays, 5 July 2010
Station: TBS
Cast: Sasaki Kuranosuke, Nakamura Shunsuke, Tsukaji Muga, Kurotani Tomoka, Kashu Toshiki, Yamaguchi Shogo, Yasu Megumi, Hosokawa Shigeki, Tayama Ryosei
Synopsis: –
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/hancho/
Related: Hanchou ~ Jinnansho Azumihan Season 2

Tenshi no Wakemae
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, July 2010
Station: NHK
Cast: Mizuki Arisa
Synopsis: 35-year-old Kurumi (Mizuki Arisa) finds herself in a desperate situation when her fiance runs away with all her possessions, causing her to lose her family, job, house and money. He has only left her 15,000 yen and a lacquer box filled with handmade rice balls coated with red beans. While she is at her wits end, she comes upon a construction site. As she distributes the rice balls to the old construction workers, her feelings undergo a change, and she seizes the moment to get back on her feet.
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Toubou Bengoshi
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Tuesdays, July 2010
Station: Fuji TV
Cast: Kamiji Yusuke, Yada Akiko, Ishihara Satomi
Synopsis: Narita Makoto (Kamiji Yusuke), a passionate lawyer with a strong sense of justice, has been framed for murder, arson as well as embezzlement, and become a wanted person in Japan. While on the run, he uses his knowledge of the law to solve the problems of the people he meets, and searches for the real criminal in order to clear his own name.
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Shin Keishichou Sousa Ikka 9-Gakkari Season 2
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Wednesdays, July 2010
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Watase Tsunehiko, Inohara Yoshihiko, Tsuda Kanji, Hada Michiko, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Taguchi Hiromasa, Hara Sachie, Nakagoshi Noriko
Synopsis: –
Website: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/9gakari/

Hotaru no Hikari Season 2
Date: From 10.00 p.m., Wednesdays, July 2010
Station: NTV
Cast: Ayase Haruka, Naohito Fujiki
Synopsis: Amemiya Hotaru (Ayase Haruka), the jersey-wearing ‘dried up female’ who professed a preference “for sleeping at home over dating”, and enjoys an idle life, lying around and drinking beer, is finally considering marriage … What is marriage to her? And can she get married?
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/himono2/

Kasouken no Onna Season 10
Date: From 8.00 p.m., Thursdays, July 2010
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Sawaguchi Yasuko
Synopsis: –
Website: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kasouken/

Date: From 12.45 a.m., Thursdays, 8 July 2010
Station: Fuji TV
Cast: Nakamura Yuichi, Nishida Koji, Kato Natsuki, Chisun, Haneyuri, Kimura Akihiro, Kurosawa Toshio
Synopsis: Sawaki Souemon Tadayasu (Nakamura Yuichi) is the son of the owner of ‘Moyashimon’, a long-established business which makes the mold needed for the fermentation in sake brewing. Sawaki, who has possessed the special ability to communicate with bacteria since his childhood, goes to an agricultural university with his childhood friend, Yuki Kei, the son of a sake brewer. His campus life is filled with eccentric people such as Professor Itsuki Keigo (Kurosawa Toshio); the sexy postgraduate student Hasegawa Haruka (Kato Natsuki); Muto Aoi (Chisun), a former Miss Agriculture and Itsuki’s only student; and Oikawa Hazuki (Haneyuri), Sawaki’s classmate who is obsessed with cleanliness.
Website: http://moyashimon.noitamina.tv/

Hammer Session
Date: From 7.56 p.m., Saturdays, July 2010
Station: TBS
Cast: Mokomichi Hayami, Shida Mirai, Higa Manami, Sugita Kaoru, Musaka Naomasa, Kohinata Fumiyo, Ishiguro Hideo, Irie Jingi, Sano Kazuma, Takeuchi Toshi, Suda Masaki, Sakamoto Shogo, Ryusei Ryo, Nomura Shuhei, Nobuyama Toshihiro, Yamashita Rio, Aizawa Rina
Synopsis: Yu (Hayami Mokomichi), a genius con artist, escapes from a police vehicle. He becomes a teacher by the name of Hachisuka Goro at the school that he has taken refuge at, and makes use of every con artist technique to beat some character into the problem students at ‘hammer sessions’.
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/hammersession/

Tetsu no Hone
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 3 July 2010
Station: NHK
Cast: Koike Teppei, Toyohara Kousuke, Usuda Asami, Cunning Takeyama, Nakamura Atsuo, Jinnai Takanori
Synopsis: Tomishima Heita (Koike Teppei) is in his third year at Ichimatsu-gumi, a medium-sized construction company, and has been transferred from the construction site to the First Sales Division. Heita participates in bid-rigging in order to prevent his company’s collapse even though he knows it is a crime. Before long, he gets completely absorbed in it. However, when he learns of the connection between the bid-rigging and his late father, he is at a loss and does not know if he should blow the whistle on the bid-rigging to prosecutors. Should he uphold justice, or should he protect his company …?
Website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/nagoya/tekotsu/

Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, July 2010
Station: NTV
Cast: Yoshitaka Yuriko, Hayashi Kento, Maya Miki
Synopsis: One day, Taichi (Hayashi Kento), a university student who leads an ordinary student life, encounters Mioka (Yoshitaka Yuriko), an unrestrained girl. She lives with wild abandon and never suppresses her instincts. Taichi is attracted to her and the two of them fall in love before they are aware of it. However, Kento is told a shattering fact by Mioka. She has a brain disease that no medical treatment and wonder drug can cure. Her illness gradually advances and she finds herself losing control of her body … losing cherished memories … She comes to fear that she will not be herself … She has little time left. Mioka focuses on the life she has remaining until the very end and makes her way through it with all she has got in spite of the cruel fate. Taichi thoroughly loves Mioka, and decides to be the witness to the fact that she had once lived on this earth …
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/mioka/

Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 28 August 2010
Station: NHK
Cast: Fujiwara Norika, Ichikawa Kamejiro
Synopsis: “Go!” Sayako (Fujiwara Norika) yells. The Arima Kinen at the Nakayama racetrack on New Year’s eve is reaching its climax. Her horse ‘Chance’ unbelievably closes in as it rounds the fourth corner. Next to Sayako are her two friends, who had raised ‘Chance’ together and stood with her through hard times. Sayako, who had been a career woman with a securities company, has come this far from the depths of despair because of her encounter with this thoroughbred, ‘Chance’.
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Tofu Shimai
Date: From 12.00 a.m., Saturdays, 31 July 2010
Station: WOWOW
Cast: Yoshitaka Yuriko, Tsukaji Muga, Tanaka Yoji, Muro Tsuyoshi, Miyazaki Miho, Kitaro
Synopsis: Three sisters live together as close friends in an apartment white like tofu. The eldest sister, Kinuyo (Yoshitaka Yuriko), a librarian, is a severe person. On the other hand, she is troubled by an affair with her boss, Ishida (Tanaka Yoji) and passes her days gloomily; the second sister, Momen (Yoshitaka Yuriko), is the number one female cabaret club employee because of her lively personality; and the third sister, Yuriko (Yoshitaka Yuriko), is a popular, young actress busy with movies and interviews. The morning breakfast scene is always the same. Kinuyo gets breakfast ready and Momen returns home from the cabaret club after Yuriko has just woken up. Then, Tanaka (Tsukaji Muga), a suspicious-looking man who has been secretly watching Kinuyo from the shadows, starts to bring about a change in her daily life …
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Date: From 9.00 p.m., Sundays, July 2010
Station: TBS
Cast: Higashiyama Noriyuki, Tabe Mikako, Okura Tadayoshi, Yoshizawa Hisashi, Koike Eiko, Yashima Norito, Owada Shinya
Synopsis: Goto Hideo (Higashiyama Noriyuki), an ace doctor in the general medical practice, has returned from America. He never fails to listen to the words of patients, and is the sleuth of the medical community, unlocking the mysteries of unexpected illnesses not only from his patients’ medical history and physical symptoms, but also their home and work environment.
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/program/nichigeki201007.html

Atami no Sousakan
Date: From 11.00 p.m., Sundays, July 2010
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Odagiri Joe
Synopsis: One day, a school bus with four pretty high school girls suddenly disappears. Then three years later, one of the four unexpectedly returns. A perceptive national investigator (Odagiri Joe) investigates this new twist in the missing case of the high school girls. This leads him to a seemingly peaceful town where the dark hearts of its residents are gradually revealed …
Website: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/atami/

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