A famous person once said, “You can’t go home again,” and for Hazuki (Naoko Iijima), the main character in NHK’s five-part drama series, “Nebaru Onna — Natto nante Dai-kirai (Tenacious Woman: I Hate Natto)” (NHK-G, Monday, 9:15 p.m.), going home is the last thing she wants to do.

Seventeen years before, Hazuki left her hometown of Mito and the family natto- making business to follow her brother, Motoharu (Tsuyoshi Ujiki), to Tokyo. They both hated Mito and natto, and became successful in the big city: Motoharu as an employee for a trading company and Hazuki as a designer. However, after Hazuki married and had a baby she lost touch with Motoharu until she went back to Mito for a rare family visit — and discovered he’d returned and was running the family natto factory.

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