Title (romaji): Juujiro
Also known as: Crossroads
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: Season 1(1978-Apr-15 to 1978-Apr-29), Season 1(1978-Dec-2 to 1978-Dec-16)
A home drama that includes comedy, youth, and romance in which two contrasting men who travel all over Japan work together to solve various problems of people they meet from city to city, and in the process deepen their friendship. Junzou Kihara is a trucker transporting luxury foreign vehicles to their destination. Shouhei Taguchi is a salesman who sells teaching materials. Each of them travels all over Japan, but they met in Hokkaido during one winter. Taguchi, whose rental car broke down, was left stranded in the remote wilderness. Kihara passes by and picks up Taguchi. Due to circumstances, a woman in a flashy outfit was also on board. After traveling as three people for a while, Kihara becomes angry at Taguchi who talks too much, and at the time leaves Taguchi behind. They also have personal problems to deal with. Kihara left his wife and child many years before, and Taguchi had been torn between the demands of his wife and his mother.