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Miss Sherlock Episode 2

Wato who becomes to live with Sherlock prepares their breakfast with the help of Kimiē Hatano, their house owner. However, Sherlock who plays the cello refuses it flatly and hands Wato a list of what she should or should not do in 221B. Wato is confused but Sherlock tells her she should go out not if she cannot accept it. Then Mariko Maibara, a friend of Kimiē visits Sherlock and tells her that a mustache was drawn on a picture called "Sachiko-zō" (a portrait of Sachiko) paited by Saneatsu Kishida that she lends to an art exhibition. Her deceased husband who collected antiques bought it 20 years ago to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.   

The man who drew a moustache on the picture is unconscious because he was hit by a truck while trying to escape from the pursuers. Sherlock thinks it's not him who plotted it because he had nothing that identifies him. It proves that he had no will of priding himself on what he did to the world. And Sherlock finds a number 53 on his hand and it is the same number that is given to the picture at the exhibition. Mariko visits the exhibition held at Gables Museum with Sherlock and Wato to make a complainant about the security. The picture is going to be restored and Sherlock and Wato learn that an art dealer called Eisuke Yanagisawa offered Maiko to buy it but was refused. At a Japanese style cafe, Sherlock talks about it while eating Wato's anmitsu (*) but doesn't eat what she ordered. Then Wato visits Mariko Irikawa to care for herself psychologically after returning from Syria and talks about the change in her living environment.

Sherlock (Yūko Takeuchi, left) puts her hand over the mouth of Tatsuya Shinoda (Tomoya Nakamura) who tries to complain his boss about following her instructions

After that the body of Eisuke was found under a building. Gentarō Reimon, Tatsuya Shibata and Sherlock inspect of the scene and the eyewitness says there was nobody when Eisuke jumped down. And there is a sleep inducing drug in Eisuke's office in the building. Sherlock declares that it's not a suicide but somebody killed it by making him put to sleep with the drug and puts his body on the top of the building. It is proved by a white paint on his back and Sherlock finds a piece that seems to have been dropped by a murderer there. And a book on Stradivariusis found on Eisuke's desk. Gentarō tells Tatsuya to follow Sherlock's instructions and he himself undergoes a clinical survey.

Around the museum, Tatsuya searches a pierced earring as per Sherlock's instructions. It is the one that a man who drew a mustache on the portrait of Sachiko put on and a custom-made one. The man is identified as Kijima who works as part-timer at a transport company of art articles. Then Sherlock and Wato meet Morioka, the president of  Takakura Resort who asked Eisuke to tell Mariko about buying the picture. But Morioka has an alibi when Eisuke was killed. He is also an art collector and shows them a picture of a dancing girl in the 18th century. After returning to 221B, Wato tells her roommate that it is really romantic that Saneatsu painted the portrait just before his death and he loved her so much. But Sherlock says she is too simple-minded and has no ambience of the presence of a male.

Sherlock finds some pieces of manila copal at the atelier of Michihiko Kuwabata (Kazuya Kojima, right)  

The piece Sherlock found on the top of the building is that of mania copal. And she finds some pieced of manila copal pieces in the atelier of Michihiko Kuwabata, a painter who restores the portrait of Sachiko and paints some pictures for money. He says he lost the chance of having personal exhibition and went to a convenience store to go shopping when Eisuke was killed. Sherlock talks with Wato that Kijima, Michihiko and Eisuke made a deal with each other behind the scenes while having dinner. At that moment, a tall gays man enters their room. He is a connoisseur called Mickey and says that the real job of  appropriationist is restoring arts. It reminds Wato of something.

On the following day, Wato visits the atelier of Michihiko and the portrait of Sachiko he restored is a fake. However, Mickey says it's a real thing. Michihiko is angry and packs it but Sherlock realises something. She and Wato visit Mariko and check the act of sale. Michihiko takes the picture to Morioka and asks him to support his activity because he was once betrayed by Eisuke. After a short while, Sherlock and Wato appear there and Sherlock points out what Takakura really wants is not the picture but its frame. It is made by Stradivarius and the one Takakura's picture was mounted before. But as time went by, the picture and the frame became separated.

  Sherlock tells Wato (Shihori Kanjiya, left) about her reasoning

Takakura happened to see the frame at the exhibition and made Kijima draw a mustache on the portrait of Sachiko to make it restore by Michihiko. Then he allows Michihiko hold a personal exhibition in exchange for obtaining the frame for his picture of a dancing girl. But Sherlock tells Michihiko that Takakura never supports him and says,
"I think you should have an eye for people".
At last the picture of Sachiko and the frame are returned to Mariko. When sherlock plays "Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007" on the cello, kimiē tells her that Mariko decided to lend the picture for the exhibition again. This time it is not the stuff but Mariko herself who protects the picture from danger. Wato visits Mariko Ishikawa again and tells her about it.

(*) It is mitsumame topped with bean jam. Mitsumame is a kind of Japanese dessert that is an assortment of agar jelly, beans, mochi, dumplings and sliced fruits. It is usually eaten with black syrup.

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Rugby in Japan 9

On the 3rd of August, Japan played against Tonga at Hanazono Stadium in Osaka and won the match 41-7. They will play against the US Eagles in Suva, Fiji next weekend. 

USA and Japan set up title decider after wins

And in the third episode of "No Side Game", Hayato Kimishima, GM of the Astros visits Mihogaseki Beya, a sumo stable to strengthen the players and he also joins them. Then he thinks it needs to have more supporters to make the team popular. He plans to make players work as volunteer like a soccer club FC Tokyo in the same region does. And he asks his wife Maki to join the fan club he established but she refuses it and intends to join that of FC Tokyo. It disappoints him. 

Hayato Kimishima (Yō Ōizumi, centre) and the players visits a sumo stable and Hayato joins the head-to head training.

However, Takuma Saimon who coaches the team buys many balls and gives them the pupils of local primary schools and the children who stay in hospital. In addition, a new website of the team is built so Hayato is obliged to ask for supplementary budget at the head office of Tokiwa Motors and gets cold looks. And some players give priority to training themselves because the new season is near. One day Tetsu Kishiwada who captains the team is injures and visits a hospital. He sees that many children in the hospital play with the balls his team gave and is told by a boy who suffers a heart disease was encouraged by the ball he gave. He tells Hayato about it. 

The members of the Astros visits a primary school and gives balls to children

So Hayato brings the players to Tamura, an izakaya (Japanese style bar) they often visit and tells them that the joy of playing rugby should be succeeded to the next generation, especially children and playing and volunteer jobs are inseparable. Then more than 5000 people join the fan club and many tickets are sold. The new season starts and many people who get to know the players through volunteer activity visit Tokiwa Stadium at the day of the first match. 

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Other Cast of "Kinō Nani Tabeta?"

Hiroshi Miyake (Makira Sports)

An owner of a beauty salon Kenji works at. He has an affair with one of his customers and is advised by Kenji. He likes soy sauce flavoured ramen.


Wataru Inoue (Hayato Isomura)

A lover of Daisaku Kohinata. He calls himself as Gilbert, a handsome young Frenchman in Keiko Takemiya's comic "Kaze to Ki no Uta" that describes male homosexuality. But in actuality, he is careless about his personal appearance and always troubles Daisaku whom he lives with.


Osamu Uemachi (Chan Kawai)

A lawyer who works with Shirō at Uemachi Law Firm and is a son of Yoshiē Uemachi.


Michiru (Marin)

A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tominaga. She lives with a man but has no intention of marrying him.


Shino Kataoka (Yukari Nakamura)

A clerk of Uemachi Law Firm. She wonders why Shirō doesn't seem to marry anyone despite being in his 40's.


Gorō Kakei (Ryōsei Tayama)

Tayama replaces Kōtarō Shiga who left the series. He appears in the episodes 11 and 12.

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Rugby in Japan 8

Japan will play against Fiji at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate on the 27th of July. It is one of the matches of the Pacific Nations Cup. The football stadium was built in Kamaishi after having been damaged by tsunami in 2011 and will be used in this year's World Cup also.

In the second episode of "No Side Game", Hayato Kimishima appoints Takuma Saimon, his classmate in his university days as the head coach of the Astros. Takuma is a man who made Jōnan University rugby team win the university championships three times. However his style was opposed by the alumni society of the university and was dismissed. Takuma accepts Hayato's offer and writes the letters to each players in which how they should play and what they should do to improve their play are described. So players agree with his appointment with unanimity. Then Takuma plans to have many practice games and training camps to strengthen the team but Hayato says it will go over the budget. Takuma, Hayato and Taē Sakura who supports Hayato decide to dismiss professional players to realise the plan. On the other hand, Hayato introduces his son Hiroto to playing rugby and tells him the possibility of win in rugby that Takuma told him. 

Takuma Saimon (Ryōhei Ōtani, left), Hayato Kimishima (Yō Ōizumi, centre) and Taē Sakura (Reina Sasamoto, right) talks about how to strengthen the Astros within the limited budget
(From the official website of TBS)

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Kinō Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) 12

On New Year's Day, Shirō and Kenji wears a suit and visits Shirō's parents, Gorō and Hisaē . They sit around table and get tense. Then Hisaē stands up and tell her son to help her cook kara-age (Japanese style fried chicken). And Gorō asks kenji to see Shiro's photo in his high school days. Gorō says that he was a serious boy but he thought it waN7t good. Kenji tells him that he knew he was a gay at that time so he avoided working as office worker. Because the co-workers around him tend to introduce him marriage partner so he became a lawyer. Kenji says he also knew in his teens and that's why he became a hair stylist. Kenji becomes close to Gorō.

Shirō (Hidetoshi Nishijima, right) and Kenji (Seiyō Uchino) visit Shirō7s parent's house

Hisaē offers Kenji the chickens she cooked. He eats one of them and says, "Yummy! So great!" Immediately after Gorō and Hisae go out of the room so Kenji and Shiro feel embarrassed. After a short time they return as if nothing has happened. Kenji is delighted with the meal and goes home with Shirō in high spirits. Shirō tells him that Gorō thought that one of a gay couple was disguised himself as a woman so they left the room to talk about it during dining. Though Shirō feels confused about it, Kenji doesn't mind it is glad to have visited his parent's house.  

Shirō and Kenji go shopping

On the following day, Shirō and Kenji go shopping at Nakamuraya and then Kenji takes his partner to a cafe near the station that is popular among women. Shirō feels uneasy but he decides to go along with Kenji as far as he can from now. After returning home, Kenji trims his back hair while he calculates their food expenses. He tells Kenji to go to the cafe again. Kenji is so happy with the words and surprises him by hugging him from behind with scissors in his hand. After that they prepare their dinner cheerfully and Kenji thanks Shirō who cares about the scratch he gets while cooking.

They prepare their dinner in the kitchen

The images are from the official website of TV Tokyo.

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Rugby in Japan 7

Japanese national rugby team are at training camp to prepare themselves for the tests against Fiji and Tonga, and the US in the Pacific Nations Cup. And they will play a warm-up match against South Africa on the 6th of September.

And TBS, one of commercial broadcasting stations broadcasts a TV series "No Side Game".  In it, the main character Hayato Kimishima works at a fictional company Tokiwa Motors. But he is transferred to the company's factory because he is opposed to his boss Keiichirō Takigawa. There he holds the posts of the chief of the general affairs and a GM of the Astros, rugby team of the company. Though the Astros had good results in the Platinum League in the past, they make a poor showing recently and is regarded as good-for-nothing. Hayato has no interest in rugby at first and plans to fold the team despite the complaints of players. However, Takigawa's real intention makes him become to strengthen the team.

Hayato Kimishima (Yō Ōizumi, centre) holds the posts of the chief of general affairs and GM of the company's rugby team 
(From the official website of TBS)

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Kinō Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) 11

December has come again. Shirō visits his parent's house and helps his mother Hisaē cook dinner and thinks his cooking style follows that of her.  It's unusual for her to cook a heavy meal as tonkatsu (pork cutlet) because her husband Gorō went through an operation recently. But Shirō realises that she cooked it for him. Gorō and Hisaē tell him to bring Kenji home next New Year holidays because he is his partner.

Kenji (Seiyō Uchino) buys a new Christmas tree

Kenji buys a new Christmas tree for him and Shirō who plans to invite  Daisaku Kohinata and his partner Wataru Inoue to their home. Though Daisaku planned to dine at a restaurant with Wataru, Shirō and Kenji but Shirō thinks it costs so much. And his boss Yoshiē Uemachi tells him that she will have a rich New Year’s Eve party not to disturb the family of her son Osamu. On the next weekend, Shirō visits Kayoko tominaga to share onions. Howeder, he and her husband worry about their daughter Michiru who has lived with her lover for years but doesn't wish to marry him. He thinks that parents always worry about the future of their children.

Wataru (Hayato Isomura, far left) and Daisaku (Kōji Yamamoto, second from the left) are invited by Shirō (Hidetoshi Nishijima, second from the right) and Kenji

Daisuke and Wataru visits them. Kenji welcomes them putting a ring on his finger. Daisuke gives them a bottle of cold champagne and cake. However, Wataru who is outspoken in his minds says,
"You are careless about decorating this room,"
"We intended to dine at a restautrant but Daisuke had to cancel the reservation."
"What a menu! Are you going to make me get flabby?"
"I don't like celery."
"I don't like Manila clam because its has sand in its shell."
"I won't return home until I eat the cake".
So Daisuke admonishes him and he finally eats everything. And he enjoys the milk tea flavoured sherbet also cooked by Shirō.
Then Shiro declares that he will take Kenji his parent's home on the New Year's Day. Though Wataru teases him, Shirō decides to introduce Kenji to Gorō and Hisaē to show them that he in not so unhappy as they think. Kenji agrees with his idea.

Wataru (right) asks Daisaku to reserve the restaurant again and buy a ring for him

On their way home, Wataru tells Daisuke that he found him in tears while Shiro was talking. He also says that he never weeps at his talk and Daisuke is made to promise to go to dine at a restaurant with him though he once cancelled the reservation. Wataru also asks him to buy a ring for him because he envies Kenji who puts on a ring (*). 

Shirō talks with Hisaē on the ohone and tells her that he will take Kenji to their house, It makes Kenji feel happy.

(*) Wataru really wants Daisaku to treat him kindly and realise his hopes. 

The images are from the official website of TV Tokyo.

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Kinō Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) 10

The episode 10. Reiko, wife of Hiroshi Miyake plans to make a beauty treatment clinic in her husband's beauty salon. Hiroshi allows her to do it to amend for his illicit love affair with a female customer. However, she asks the customer to visit her clinic and there is a tense atmosphere in the salon and the employees includes Kenji become nervous. And reiko advises him not to be cheated on by his partner. When he comes home, he finds Shirō talking with Daisaku Kohinata by telephone and makes an appointment of dining with him next Tuesday. Kenji feels uneasy about it because Daisaku is Shirō's type though Shirō plans to take him. He is so afraid of being cheated on by Shirō and he himself once betrayed his love and hurt his feelings. Needless to say, he thinks it's so foolish but he asks Shirō to cancel the appointment in tears.

Kenji (Seiyō Uchino, left) asks Shirō (Hidetoshi Nishijima) to cancel the appointment

Then he finds an envelope from the city goverment of Chiba. There is a document in it and it  asks him whether he can support his father Ken-ichi who is getting public assistance or not but it's hard for him to do so. Ken-ichi didn't live with his family from the time he could remember. When he visited his family, he threatened his wife with force and took some money. When Kenji was a junior high school pupil, Ken-ichi visited his family again but as soon as he saw his son who became tall, he ran back to his home. Though his mother still marries him in the eyes of the law, the document is the only way for Kenji to know that his father is alive.

Shirō (right) cooks crepes for brunch

On the following morning, Shirō cooks crepes for brunch because Kenji is off on the day. They enjoy the crepes with ham and eggs, sliced vegetable, tunamayo (tuna tosses with mayonnaise as filling), yogurt, sliced banana and chocolate sauce. And they drink canned beer. At that moment, Kenji remembers that why his father ran back when he was a junior high pupil was not because he was tall but he told him not to visit them any more. Kenji suggests Shirō going on a trip with Daisaku and his partner Wataru. Shirō tells Kenji that if they act as one unit, he will envy Daisaku as a joke. But it's true that Daisaku is his type so he apologises Kenji at heart.   

Kenji enjoys the crepes and beer

The image are from the official website of TV Tokyo.

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Kinō Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) 7

The episode 9. Shirō joins the party after the wedding reception of his friend Kōichi Suganuma. But many women introduce themselves to him there because he is single. Shirō who has not come out that he is a gay to his friends and coworkers yet, he really hopes to have a marriage ring to keep them away. As he could not enjoy the meal at the party, he cooks Napolitan pasta after returning to home. On the other hand, Kenji advises Hiroshi Miyake, owner of the beauty saloon where he works at a bar. Miyake has an affair with one of the customers and Kenji tells him he should make his partner happy if he doesn't want to divorce her.

Shirō (Hidetoshi Nishijima, right) cooks o-chazuke for Kenji (Seiyō Uchino)

Kenji returns home. He couldn't enjoy the meal either so Shirō cooks o-chazuke (rice with green tea and topped by ingredients) for him. Then Shirō tells him that he will buy rings for themselves. Kenji is so delighted with it and they decide to go to jewelry shop next Tuesday. After ordering the rings at the shop, Kenji tells Hiroshi to give something to his wife but he denies because it is as good as confessing his love affair. At around the same time, lawyers of Uemachi law firm includes Shirō are busy with dealing with divorce cases and they talk about the importance of family.

Kenji is pleased with his ring

One day Shirō who prepares for dinner finds that rice is running out. Then he cooks pasta with vegetable and fungi and mainly seasoned with men-tsuyu, Japanese soup base instead. He also cooks minestrone and turnip salad. During the meal, he hands the rings to Kenji. But Kenji asks him to give it after the dinner. Kenji is really pleased with it and asks Shirō to put a ring on as he does. However it's hard for him to put it on at his office because if he does so, he will be wrongly suspected. 

The images are from the official website of TV Tokyo.

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Kinō Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) 6

Episode 8. One Friday night. Shirō and Kenji meet Yoshi-kun whose real name is Yoshiyuki Nagahsima and Tetsu-san whose real name is Tetsurō Honda. Both of them are the friends of Kenji. Tetsu-san who runs a restaurant says that he decides to obtain organic ingredients for the cuisine served there. It's obvious that he and Yoshi-kun are a gay couple and Shirō feels restless while he is with them. Though he tells Kenji that it saves him the trouble of cooking dinner, he cannot bear speaking about being gay in an ordinary restaurant, not in the one in Shinjuku ni-chome. Kenji apologises him but he then feels irritated and tells him he doesn't need to do so. 

Shirō (Hidetoshi Nishijima, second from the left) meets Tetsu-san (Daikichi Sugawara, second from the right) and Yoshi-kun (Bokuzō Shōna, far right)

On the weekend, Shirō shares peaches with Kayoko Tominaga. Kayoko says that she received many peaches as summer gift before but now she has to by them by herself. However a dozen of peaches are too many for her family so she decides to share them with Shirō. She tells him that he seems to be cool but is not so in reality. It's true that he will feel so sad if he lives apart from Kenji now and it's hard for him who is over forty to seek for another partner using online dating app.

Kenji who is at work talks with someone on the phone and sends e-mails to Shiro who is on the way home from Kayoko's flat. Shirō learns that Yoshi-kun and Tetsu-san will visit them. Kenji tries to buy organic ingredients Tetsu-san mentioned for the dinner but they are over the budget so he cooks dinner in his own way. Shiro minds that it's too simple to entertain them but they enjoy eating the dishes with red wine they bring for Shiro and Kenji. But Shirō is very nervous.

Tetsu-san and Yoshi-kun visit Shirō and Kenji (Seiyō Uchino, far right)

Tetsu-san tells them that he is a restaurant owner and made a fortune. He decides to draw up his will but he hopes to leave his fortune not for his parents but for Yoshi-kun. So he wants to adopt Yoshi-kun (*) and attempts to consult Shirō at his firm about it. But He is afraid of troubling Shirō who hasn't come out there. However Shirō accepts it.

After their leave, Shirō tells Kenji that he should have told him what their purpose was. Kenji apologises him but Shirō is not angry with him but himself who is intolerant of letting his coworkers know that he is a gay. After that Kenji goes out to discard non burnable rubbish. Shirō worries if he doesn't return to him. 

Kenji eats peaches and feels happy

On the following morning, Shirō prepares Kenji's breakfast and is about to go out. Then Kenji appears and asks him to cook hamberg stake using his recipe for dinner. Shirō appreciates Kenji who healed the relationship between them at heart while going to office. Kenji finds some peaches and his breakfast in the fridge and feels that he is beloved so much while eating them.

(*) In Japan, the partnership of gay people that is regarded to be equivalent to the marriage is adopted by some local governments now.

The images are from the official website of TV Tokyo.

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