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- Drama: Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda
- Romaji: Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku
- Japanese: 外交官・黒田康作
- Director: Kozo Nagayama
- Writer: Osho Furuya, Junya Ikegami, Yuichi Shinpo
- Network: Fuji TV
- Episodes: 10
- Release Date: January 13 - March 17, 2011
- Runtime: Thursdays 21:00
- TV Ratings: 10.1%
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Japanese Ministry of Foreign affairs diplomat Kosaku Kuroda (Yuji Oda) is dispatched all over the world to protect Japanese interests and citizens.
After successfully defeating a kidnapping attempt of Japanese citizen in South America, Kuroda is assigned to protect Foreign Ministry official Shoko Mikami (Tamiyo Kusakari) in San Francisco during a World Trade Organization meeting. He meets informant John (Lee Byung-Hun) who gives details on security arrangements and former diplomat Takeshi Shimomura (Teruyuki Kagawa) who worked with Kuroda at the Mexican Embassy 11 years ago.
With the help of the information received from John, diplomat Kosaku Koroda is able to prevent an attack on Shoko Mikami by extremists, but as he investigates how the attacker knew of Mikami's movements, Takeshi Shimomura jumps off a building to his death.
Meanwhile, a suspect emerges in the murder of a university professor in Japan that took place recently. The suspect is none other than Takeshi Shimomura. Detective Rikako Ogaki (Kou Shibasaki), who first discovered the professor's dead body, travels to San Francisco with Takeshi Shimomura's daughter Rui (Kaho). Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda awaits for them ...
- "Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda" is a sequel to the 2009 movie "Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess".
- Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun makes his first appearance in Japanese drama as John - an informant to main character Kosaku Kuroda (played by Yuji Oda). Lee Byung-Hun's lines will all be spoken in English.
- Related titled:
- Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess | Amalufi: Megami No Hoshu (2009)
- Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda | Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku (Fuji TV / 2011)
- Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess | Andalucia: Megami no Houfuku (2011)
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