Sunday, May 10, 2009
Japanese Drama - Harukanaru Kizuna/遥かなる絆/Distant Bonding
This is quite a interesting drama and premiered April 18 in Japan on NHK, Saturday 9:00pm time slot. In 1970, before there was public awareness of the phenomenon of "Japanese war-displaced orphans in China," one young man (Gregory Wong) from China arrived at Haneda Airport. After 25 years, he was finally able to reunite with his true parents. But even though he returned to his native Japan, a difficult and challenging life awaited him.
Many years later, his daughter (Anne Suzuki) decides to study abroad in China, where she begins to learn about the life her father led there. She traces his struggles and his footsteps between the two countries, and in the process learns an important message. This drama portrays the bonds of fate that transcended borders and generations, as seen through the daughter's eyes. Those interested can watch the drama online at (http://www.mysoju.com/harukanaru-kizuna/) soon when it is available.