Age Harassment, Japanese TV Series Review

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From a korean drama to a japanese one. I’m definitely on the roll right now. Heheheheheh.


Romaji: Eiji Harasumento
Japanese: エイジハラスメント
Director: Naomi Tamura, Takashi Komatsu, Meiji Fujita
Writer: Makiko Uchidate (novel & screenplay)
Network: TV Asahi
Episodes: 9
Release Date: July 9 – September 10, 2015
TV Ratings: 8.8% (weekly average)
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Starring: Emi Takei, Izumi Inamori, Kotaro Koizumi, Koji Seto, Jun Kaname, etc.
Synopsis: Emiri Yoshii (Emi Takei) begins work at a general trading company. Due to her family’s failure in business, she had to give up her dream of earning a MBA in America. Now, she hopes to become an executive of a company. Emiri is sent to the general affairs department at the trading company. She freaks out when she learns that lower level employees have to wear uniforms and she has to deal with everything from changing light bulbs to ordering business cards. Nonetheless, she works hard to pay off her family’s debt.
Emiri then finds herself in the crosshair of coworkers. Senior female employees are perturbed that she doesn’t drink coffee with them and skips their gatherings.
Meanwhile, the male employees like working with her, but only when they need an attractive women for matters like entertaining clients. The male employees do not give her serious work.
Emiri, who appears popular among the male employees, soon becomes an outcast among the senior female employees. She becomes fed up with her situation and takes action.

My Thoughts:
I had always been a fan of Takei Emi’s work ever since I saw her in her movie, Clover. I wanted to watch all of her tv series. Age Harassment is the latest one I just finished. Its very interesting. The premise of the story is very interesting & very intriguing. I never expected and thought about this type of harassment. Its quite known to people about the sexual harassment while the age harassment tends to get overlooked alot. Any type of harassment needs to be discussed and should not be practiced. So seeing a series tackling this topic and making sure to make the viewers know what is right and what is wrong is really empowering.

The story was about the newly adulting fellow, Emiri Yoshii, who got accepted into a big company and gets to experience age harassment in different forms. I love how this series tackles every aspect of age harassment, from authorities favoring the young ones over the old and experience workers, to the abusing of power of the old workers to the newbies. Letting us see the problems and how it was resolved, we, the viewers, get/learn some key points as to why we shouldn’t back down from age harassment.

I think my only very very tiny problem about the series was the part whenever the main character confronts the harassers. It sometimes comes off as disrespectful..?? Maybe it was just the words or the translation of what the main character say. The way she talks to the harassers, especially the authorities, irks me cuz of her tone of her voice. Don’t get me wrong, I do like it whenever she gives them a lecture of what is right & wrong, its just that I get this uncomfortable tiny tiny feeling sometimes. Anyway, other than that, I’m pretty much okay with everything.

Overall, this series is really good. You won’t regret watching this series.

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  1. LitaKino Permalink

    Great posts !! I’ve not watched a lot of dramas and your right this sounds very interesting and Intriguing. XD I’ll add this to my list for sure 🙂


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