“The Driver” (TV Asahi, Sun., 9 p.m.) is actually about two truck drivers. Joichiro (Seiyo Uchino) used to be a banker and still goes to work in a suit and tie. He is the more conscientious and diligent one. His partner, Kohei (Takashi Tsukamoto), is the opposite, more interested in where they’ll eat for lunch than getting the job done. Their area of operations is the Kansai region, and one day after finishing a delivery they find a little girl sitting in their truck with an address on a piece of paper. They drive her to the address, but it has been vacant for a long time, so they take the girl to their office.
Their boss, Namiko, interrogates the girl and thinks she is from Kessennuma, which was mostly destroyed in the March 2011 tsunami. After giving Joichiro and Kohei a delivery in that direction the boss tells them to find the girl’s family while they’re up there.