Popular actress Ryoko Shinohara returns to the airwaves in the new series “Ogon no Buta” (The Golden Pig; Nihon TV, Wed., 10 p.m.), in which she plays an unconventional investigator for the National Tax Agency.

In last week’s premiere, Shinko (Shinohara) was introduced as a young woman who resorts to petty swindles in order to get by. One day she tries her luck with a man on the street who is not fooled. However, instead of calling the police he offers her a job. He works for the National Tax Agency and thinks she might make a good investigator.

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