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Drama box set. Japanese Languages with Chinese subtitle.
Yoisho No Otoko
Inagaki Goro, Yada Akiko, Ichikawa Somegoro, Asano Yuko, Hatano Hiroko
SMAP-man Goro Inagaki is back starring
in his first full-fledged comedy series, "Yoisho no Otoko", as the most
obsequious salaryman in Tokyo.
Yoisho suru is a contemporary verb phrase that conveys the same meaning as the
more traditional goma-suri, or "apple polishing." Generally, it refers to the
kind of corporate behavior that one has to demonstrate toward superiors in order
to be promoted within the organization.
Kotaro Sakurai (Inagaki) has reached a supervisory sales position at the
insurance company he works for faster than any of his peers, precisely because
he has cultivated a "super power" for sucking up to his betters. Consequently,
he is resented by these peers and not entirely trusted by his longtime
girlfriend Naomi (Akiko Yada), who appreciates his innate kindness but feels
uncomfortable with his need to please everyone all the time.
Things at the company have become complicated, however, with the arrival of a
new sales division manager from a foreign company that is thinking of buying the
ailing insurance firm. Makiko Ogata (Yuko Asano) has an MBA from a prominent
American university and very little tolerance for traditional Japanese corporate
稻桓吾郎 矢田亞希子 淺野優子 市川染五郎
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