Tightrope no Onna 2012 (Japan), also known as Tightrope Woman is Japan drama premiere on Jan 24, 2012 on NHK
Tokura Yuri, a struggling pianist in Tokyo, visits her family home in Ashiya City, Hyogo prefecture for the first time in eight years after receiving news of the death of her father, Tokura Ryuji. Yuri had left home to live in Tokyo because she hated her father’s remarriage to his mistress, Kyoko. The chief mourner of the funeral is Kyoko who is now Yuri’s stepmother. Because Kyoko is wearing Yuri’s mother’s wedding band at the funeral service, Yuri leaves the venue in irritation, but Nagasawa Yoshiyuki, the family’s tax advisor, has her father’s will and goes after her to disclose its contents. According to the will, the house is Kyoko’s, and the shares in Tokura Wires, the company set up by her father, is Yuri’s. Yuri is told by present president Onoda Katsumi to follow her father’s wishes, but Yuri says she is relinquishing her claim and goes back to Tokyo.