The flight of young people from rural areas into big cities seems irreversible. Though the problem is usually discussed in terms of lifestyle choices, the fact is there isn’t much money in agriculture and young women don’t want to marry farmers.

NHK supposes something different in its five-part drama series, “Noka no Yome ni Naritai (I Want to be a Farmer’s Wife),” which premieres Monday on NHK-G at 9:15 p.m. Kyoko Fukuda plays Kazuko, an office drone at a Tokyo trading company whose boyfriend, Makoto (Shunsuke Nakamura), is an “elite salaryman.”

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