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Ornithologist Hiyori Soma (Kei Tanaka) is about to head off on a bird-watching expedition when his politician wife, Rinko (Miki Nakatani), poses to him a life-altering question, delivered with the nonchalance of someone asking if she should get a new haircut: Would it bother you if I became prime minister?

When he returns 10 days later, apparently having been out of cellphone range for the whole trip, the deed is already done. Through some canny maneuvering, Rinko — who is so effortlessly cool, she leaves people swooning in her wake — has become the first woman to lead the country, and Hiyori is forced to play the acquiescent political spouse.

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