Nippon TV Producer Hisashi Tsugiya Recognized for Drama Series


Nippon TV producer Hisashi Tsugiya has been awarded by the Broadcast Creators Association of Japan for his longtime commitment to creating memorable drama series, including Mother, Woman -My Life for My Children- and anone.

The Broadcast Creators Association of Japan promotes and aims to contribute to the success and further development of the broadcast culture in Japan. One major criterion for receiving the award was the international adaptations of Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children-. The series, both scripted formats, became hits in Turkey and have sold into 34 and 25 territories around the world, respectively.

Tsugiya commented: “I am so honored to be awarded by the association and am especially happy that they valued the fact that my series were adapted internationally and appreciated in the local countries. I could not have done this by myself, and I would like to acknowledge the scriptwriter Mr. Yuji Sakamoto who I had the honor of working with on three major series.

“When I look back, all of the series I created were not easy to produce, and at times I had to convince many people to realize the stories. When they aired, it was quite fulfilling to hear the reaction from the audience, to know that my message got across. Then, the series were given a new life, thanks to my dear international partners, and I’d like to take this opportunity to express my deepest respect and gratitude to their adaptations as well,” he added.