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The perils of modern motherhood are explored in the news drama series “Namae wo Nakushita Megumi” (“The Goddess Who Lost Her Name”; Fuji TV, Tues., 9 p.m.), whose promotional catchphrase is “Welcome to mamatomo hell.” “Mamatomo” is a word that describes women who become friends through their children.

Yuko (Anne, the single-monikered daughter of Hollywood star Ken Watanabe) moves to a new neighborhood and enrolls her little boy, Kenta, in a local preschool. She makes friends with a group of young mothers who send their kids to the same school, and is particularly attracted to the very well-off Reina (Yoshino Kimura). But as they become closer, Yuko is perplexed by these women’s distinctive outlook on life: They are obsessed with their children’s status, and exist in a world cut off from reality.

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