Japan's popular morning drama takes an international twist

For the first time, a foreign actress will play a leading role in the popular morning TV spot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The show is based on a historic Scottish-Japanese couple, and promotes cross-cultural couples living in Japan today. 

By , Correspondent

When she came across a casting notice for a part in a Japanese TV drama set almost a century ago, something made Charlotte Kate Fox overcome her skepticism. At the time she was more interested in finding a day job than in pursuing what seemed like an improbable career move.