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- Drama: Japanese Americans
- Romaji: 99-nen no Ai ~ Japanese Americans
- Japanese: 99年の愛 〜JAPANESE AMERICANS〜
- Director: Katsuo Fukuzawa
- Writer: Sugako Hashida
- Network: TBS
- Episodes: 5
- Release Date: November 3-7, 2010
- Runtime: 21:00-23:00
- TV Ratings: 15.3%
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
In 1910, Chokichi Hiramatsu (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) immigrates to the United States for a better life. He starts off as a seasonal laborer in the U.S. and through hard work eventually buys a farm with his wife Tomo. Chokichi and Tomo have four children through their marriage.
In 1940, relations between Japan and the U.S. deteriorates, making life difficult for Chokichi's family. Chokichi's eldest son Ichiro (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) turns 18 and faces discrimination at his university. Nevertheless, Ichiro falls in love with Shinobu (Yukie Nakama), the daughter of a consulate staff member. Shinobu comes to the Hiramatsu's farm to help the family with their work. During this time, Ichiro's younger brother Jiro (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) develops a crush on Shinobu.
When war breaks out between Japan and the U.S., Chokichi is arrested by the F.B.I. and sent to a detention camp. His family members also get sent to detention camps, with daughters Shizu & Sachi expelled to Japan.
To gain the trust of the American government, Ichiro then pledges his allegiance to the U.S. and enlists in the war. Ichiro is sent to fight on the front lines in Europe. Meanwhile, Shizu becomes caught in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Sachi is caught in the war in Okinawa. Younger brother Jiro attempts to shield Shinobu from further troubles, while also protecting the Hiramatsu farm ...
- "Japanese Americans" is a special TBS drama series to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tokyo Broadcasting Station.
- Filming took place between February & August, 2010.
- Shooting locations include Japan and U.S. (Los Angeles, California & Seattle, Washington).
- The final scene filmed took place in Safeco Field (Seattle, Washington) between August 8th and 10th.
Source: Video Research, Ltd.
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