The Public Enemy

The Public EnemyProfile

  • Drama: The Public Enemy (English title) / Enemy of the People: World, Isn’t It Strange (literal title)
  • Romaji: Minshu no Teki~Yononaka, Okashikunai Desuka
  • Japanese: 民衆の敵~世の中、おかしくないですか
  • Director: Hiro Kanai, Yusuke Ishii
  • Writer: Hisako Kurosawa
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 23 – December 25, 2017
  • Runtime: Mondays 21:00-21:54 (54 min.)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Tomoko Sato (Ryoko Shinohara) lives an ordinary life with her husband and son. As a child, her parents disappeared separately. She eventually had to drop out of high school, but Tomoko Sato was still able to live her life faithfully. She met her husband Kohei (Kei Tanaka) at work when she was a part-time employee.

Her husband has cycled through multiple jobs without ever securing a permanent position since they married. Tomoko works part-time to make ends meet, but she gets fired from her. She is in her 40’s and a high school dropout. She is worried about finding another job. Tomoko Sato then watches TV and learns about a scandal concerning a city council member. She also learns that the pay for a city council member is high. She decides to run for the city council position for her family’s happiness.


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