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First Singapore-Japan drama to air this month

Tuesday 06 Dec 2011
The first drama co-production between Singapore and Japan will be shown later this month, Channel NewsAsia reports.

First Singapore-Japan drama to air this month

Entitled ‘Mooncake’, it is a romantic story inspired by Singapore’s assistance to Japan after the March earthquake and tsunami.

The television drama is a joint production between MediaCorp – Singapore’s leading media company – and a Japanese network, Tokyo Broadcasting System.

Japanese viewers will get to see it on Christmas Eve, and viewers in Singapore on Christmas Day.

Some of the people who made it possible – cast, crew and those who worked behind the scenes – flew from Singapore to Tokyo to celebrate the completion of the drama.

‘Mooncake’ tells of a man from Singapore who gives up his job as a banker to become a search-and-rescue professional after his parents die in a natural disaster, and a Japanese woman who decides to start a new life in Singapore after her wedding plans collapse.

They meet and fall in love, but then the man heads to Japan to help in the tsunami relief effort.

This is the second international drama co-production for TBS. Its first was with South Korea’s MBC in 2002.

MediaCorp and TBS are already exploring other areas for possible future collaboration.