It was broadcast starting April 23, 2016. She had 4 daughters and a son. Asa travels to the coal mine in to attend to the business and discovers that she is pregnant. . There is sabotage at the coal mine by a worker who had been Shinjirō's childhood friend, seeking revenge for his family falling into poverty after Shinjirō's family refused to support them.
The couple struggles with the pressures and responsibilities before confessing their feelings and deciding to be faithful to each other. With the help of Shinjirō, Asa finds them living in poverty; Hatsu has a boy after being abandoned by her husband. Shinjirō's younger brother Eizaburō marries Sachi. Fuyu is touched and accepts, and the couple later go to the coal mine to monitor the workers for Asa. Years later, Asa marries into the Shirooka family, and her in-laws allow her to study and work. However, her fiance Shinjirō gives her an abacus and encourages her to act on her own will, and her family agree to let her learn accounting.
July 2017 The servant Fuyu confesses her love for Shinjirō and willingness to be his concubine as had previously been discussed but is rejected. Shinjirō begins managing social affairs for Osaka business people, finding an important role to support Asa in the family business. Eizaburō has a daughter and moves his family to a separate residence. Meanwhile, her older sister Hatsu has married into another family which strictly controls her. Asa wants to reorganize the family business as a bank, which frustrates Eizaburō and head manager Gansuke as Asa gains control of the business. It was followed by on April 4. In 1868, a financial crisis strikes.
A period drama, Asa ga Kita is set during the and , when Japan was undergoing rapid sociopolitical change. Characters without name were mentioned but did not appear in the drama. The man her father intended her to marry sees them together, and declines the arrangement. At this time, Chiyo becomes discontented with her workaholic mother. Asa helps her family survive by reassuring creditors and starting a new venture into coal mining.
Hatsu's first son, Ainosuke, begs to work in the Shirooka family business, and he is welcomed as part of the family. In 1885, Godai dies in poor health, exhausted due to his devotion to the development of Japan. It is based on the life of. Chiyo becomes more displeased with her busy mother and fonder of her gentle aunt Hatsu. A samurai friend, Saisuke Godai later , is able to find the husband and reunite the family. Asa is pressured by her mother-in-law to have a child, and when Hatsu becomes pregnant again it is suggested that Shinjirō take a.
Hatsu's family goes bankrupt and are forced to hide from their creditors. Later, Asa decides to hire female staff for the bank, to give young girls a chance to work. Hatsu and her family leave to become tangerine farmers, on a plot of land in provided by her father. Later, after Ōkubo is assassinated, Asa comforts Godai who swears to finish his friend's dreams. He died at age 59.
Shinjirō withdraws further from the Shirooka business, giving power to Asa. Asa bravely stands up when the force the family to lend them money, earning respect from them, her new family and its employees. In 1878, Godai invites Asa to Tokyo to witness its advanced development; her parents and younger brother return from overseas. Shinjirō escorts her back to Osaka where she has a girl, Chiyo. Inn hostess Miwa provides a place for business people to socialise, and starts to serve foreign food. By 1891, the family's comprehensive shop for goods transactions and their investments in the textile industry have gained profit. Godai introduces Asa to notable figures, including his friend.
She gave birth to 4 of Shingorō's children. Izumi Narusawa seeks Asa's help to create a women's university, and Asa begins to drum up support from notable people. Kisuke, a Shirooka business manager who has loved Fuyu for a long time, proposes to her. . .
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