A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the supreme Shogun. The squad leader, Lt. Iba, sees this as the perfect opportunity to realize his dream of becoming the ruler of Japan. To achieve this, he teams his troops up with those of Kagatori, a samurai daimyo who also aspires to become Shogun. Are either of these power-hungry warriors to be trusted?
Japanese cuisine has taken the world by storm although most people may not believe they can prepare these feasts at home. Hesitate no longer! Your Japanese Kitchen provides many easy and fun recipes as well as practical tips for preparing Japanese dishes. Harumi Kurihara, or the "charisma housewife" as she is known in Japan, is our instructor. She shares her way of combining traditional Japanese cooking in today's world. Harumi Kurihara is the most popular cookery writer in Japan. She has published more than 90 titles and has issued a phenomenal 19 million books and magazines. With her English book "Harumi's Japanese Cooking", she won the Best Cookbook of the Year 2004 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Harumi embraces new flavours from all over the world and mixes these with more traditional Japanese ingredients.
Hasegawa is writing a sequel to his previous novel, based on a true character who murdered 9 people on the street, with the premise that the killer had a brother. The main character in his new novel, Harumi, drops out of high school and leads a quiet life, unable to understand his brother. He is scared that the same blood runs in his veins but is also enraged by the fact that his brother’s life is consumed as material for novels by many writers.