The new drama series, “Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo” (Japanese Language Japanese People Don’t Know; NTV, Thurs., 11:58 p.m.), is based on a popular comic inspired by a real Japanese language teacher.

Haruko (Riisa Naka) is a “charisma salesperson” at a clothing store that caters to girls. She meets up with an old high school teacher who suggests she might make a good Japanese language instructor and offers to help her get a job at a public high school. However, the teacher has one requirement. First, Haruko has to work for three months at a private school. He hands her the textbook she will use, which is designed for elementary school students. Haruko figures it will be easy.

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