Former idol superstar Seiko Matsuda makes her 2-hour TV drama debut this week in “Tatta Hitotsu no Takaramono (Just One Treasure)” (Nihon TV, Tues., 9 p.m.), which is about the short life of a special boy.

Matsuda plays Yumi, who works for a foreign-owned bank in Tokyo. Through her job she meets Kotaro (Eiichiro Funakoshi) and after a brief courtship they marry. But their dreams of starting a family are constantly foiled by circumstances beyond their control. After many attempts, Yumi finally becomes pregnant and gives birth to a boy.

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