Insurance policies are classic plot devices in crime stories and at the center of the new seven-part drama series, “Last Money” (NHK-G, Tues., 10 p.m.). Hideaki Ito plays a corporate insurance investigator named Mukojima, whose job is to check life-insurance claims and ensure they’re legitimate.

His latest case is a real head-scratcher. A family of three generations goes off a cliff in a car, and the only member who survives is the grandmother. The head of the household, it turns out, had taken out a life insurance policy, but in order to decide who gets the money, Mukojima has to first determine the order in which the people in the car died. His job is made more difficult when a mysterious woman (Reiko Takashima) shows up claiming to be the policy holder’s mistress.

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