Haken No Hinkaku
  • Title:  Haken No Hinkaku (Japanese Drama)

  • Also Known As:  ハケンの品格 / Haken's Dignity / The Pride of the Temp
  • Genre:  Comedy, Drama
  • Broadcast Date:  January, 2007
  • Total Episodes:  10
  • Casts:  Kato Ai, Katsuji Ryo, Koizumi Koutaro , Ooizumi You , Shinohara Ryoko
  • English Subs:  Yes
  • Ost:  N/A
  • Synopsis/Summary/Review: 

    Oomae Haruko is an A+ Temp worker who never cracks a smile or minces words, and leaves work on the dot. But her cynical nature indicates she has something painful to hide. Satonaka Kensuke has just been promoted to head S&F’s new Marketing Division. Saddled with a rag-tag group of subordinates, he is struggling to lift his division off the ground. When Oomae is placed in Kensuke’s department, she finds herself doing more work than she’s ever done before.

    This is a timely drama that examines the different attitudes toward temp workers and regular employees, and the ways to overcome frictions in interpersonal relationships. This follows an October report on labor conditions by the Labor Ministry, which showed that, after regulations were relaxed, the proportion of regular employees to Temps had doubled compared to that of eight years ago.