Is Love Sustainable? (2022) s01e08 Episode Script

Episode 8

So, what do you want to talk about?
What are your priorities in life, Kyoka?
My life?
Referring to a scandal where a church sold overpriced vases to followers
Sorry, I sound like I'm selling a vase
Or a total coverage interview?
Total coverage interview Ahh, it's kind of like an interview
In order to support your business, I have to be certain of some things.
Are you sure? Thank you very much.
No, no, I'm not doing that much.
So, work, money, love, marriage
Answer as honestly as you can.
My priorities?
Well, as long as I can be myself.
But I can't really say for sure, exactly
Then, what's the most important thing to you now?
Right now, work.
Yes. Becoming independent comes first.
You're seeing someone, right?
But work comes first.
It won't work unless it's a mutually agreeable relationship.
I understand clearly now.
Then, let's make you successful, shall we?
It's rough, but I've drawn up a start-up plan.
- Already? Thank you.
- It's nothing.
Firstly, hold off on opening a studio until you have locked in a certain number of clients.
Instead, I propose online yoga sessions using the carbon-neutral panels. Fixed costs are a risk.
Carbon neutral panels?
Here, take a look at this.
Thank you very much.
A relationship with no expectations
That might be unrealistic.
Eh? Was that a cold?
Higashimura-san, may I have a word?
- Yes.
- It's about Hinata Akari.
She'd like to set a date with someone under your care.
This one.
Sensei, your lecture today was great.
Was it? The contents are the same as usual.
Yes. I haven't been getting the message so far,
but today, I got it. I wonder why?
I thought there might be even one person in the audience who might find my boring talk "extremely" interesting.
I see. It's like talking to an "air-girlfriend" at the lecture hall.
Another recent term referring to an imaginary girlfriend (like an air-guitar)
Your marriage hunting seems to be going well, isn't it?
No, no. That's not what I meant.
How are you and, what's his name Sam, doing?
I ended up fading out with Sam.
He was always talking about the environment and human rights, and I got tired of it.
Ah, over there. Sustainability Fatigue
Are you feeling stressed in an age when you hear about sustainability everywhere?
You too have Sustainability Fatigue!
Sustainability fatigue.
Sounds like the fatigue of aiming for sustainability?
The contradiction of being tired and being sustainable.
Oh, that's so interesting!
Hello. Hi Higashimura-san.
Dear Hinata,
Good evening.
About this
meeting arrangement,
I'm very surprised.
Is this just for practice.
"Douki" [Palpitations]
After running or when feeling nervous,
it's when your heart starts pounding.
Sawada Rintaro
Good evening. This is Sawada.
Can we talk now?
If it's about the meeting, let's discuss when we actually meet.
And the walking too. Until then
What? What?
Until then, I look forward to seeing you.
- Excuse me.
- Ah
Hey! Dad
What is it?
Why don't you at least turn on the light?
I thought you collapsed.
Of course you did.
In the age where if the lights aren't on, that's the first thing people worry about.
It can't be helped, after all.
Ah Kyoka
- For your information,
- Yes
A younger woman and myself
Arranging a meeting for a marriage. Uh no.
What do you think are the merits?
- None.
- Nothing at all?
Because of the burdens that await her.
On top of that, you have no housekeeping skills.
You have a job, but
it doesn't make as much money and you have no inheritance.
And you have a single daughter.
No merits.
Okay, what would you say, If I
told you I wanted to marry someone who had kids?
Ahhh, hang on
- Are you okay?
- Kids
No, I'm just saying what if, what if
No, that's
I'd worry about you.
You are going to be a parent.
On the other hand, to be in a family
It's good. It's a positive thing.
You meet people, whether they're children or
an old person.
It opens up a whole new world for you.
I would give my blessing.
The parents of that younger woman you're meeting,
I hope they'll give you their blessing too.
What nonsense, hahaha.
A new world, eh?
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes,
Nijiro. Long time no see!
Hey! How're you doing?
Why did you leave?
Sorry. I took a long break.
I was just in the neighborhood. Here you go.
Wow~ Thank you so much!
When are you coming back, Hayate-sensei?
I'm starting another job the week after next, so it won't be every day.
Then can I come visit you again?
Oh, I couldn't get together with Kyoka-chan in the end.
Oh, but the other day,
I appealed to Kyoka-chan for you.
You met Kyoka?
Yes. She came over and made me curry. It was delicious.
I see.
As expected.
No problem.
Thanks, Nijiro. I'll do my best.
I'm sure there's still a chance.
So you're quitting the studio this month?
Yeah, I'll use up my vacation days.
I'll start by conducting lessons at a rental place you.
And then I'll start online lessons.
My consultant is good.
I see. It's going to be busy.
What about you, Seita?
Bridal season is more active than usual.
Uhm my father
is he back to marriage hunting?
He's been acting strangely.
I want to ask you so badly, but I can't, right?
I really want to tell you too, but I'm afraid I can't.
Excuse me.
Green curry.
Thank you.
I'm sorry. I said we could eat whatever you like, but it's curry again.
That's why I've been enjoying curry lately.
Welcome to the profound world of curry.
A new world, eh?
- Huh?
- Oh, nothing.
About my dad, please take care of him.
I will, to the best of my ability.
But we'll both be busy for a while.
Kyoka, put work first.
Seita too, put Nijiro first.
We both come second.
Don't worry about me anymore. Don't force yourself.
It's impossible not to care.
What's with that face?
- Bon appétit.
- Bon appétit.
You could've let Nijiro stay at my place tonight.
You said you had a remote meeting with New York at midnight. It'll be hard the next morning, right?
Oh, can you give me a hand?
- Here.
- Thank you.
Don't be so conscious about your ex-wife.
You should be taking care of your girlfriend, too.
You know
I don't mind if you remarry.
As long as you're ready.
I don't intend to.
Then don't do anything to confuse Nijiro.
- Confuse?
- Yeah.
The other day, in front of the house,
I saw you with her.
My phone. I'm sorry.
It's not right to let someone you're not married to be with your child, is it?
- Oh, no, that's not it.
- Shh. You'll wake him.
You know what?
Actually, the other day
The upcoming Osaka Expo project,
I was nominated to work on it.
For three years.
Of course, I haven't said yes yet.
You're going?
Can I?
You'll have to take care of him yourself.
I mean, is it possible for me to go?
If I go to Osaka
I won't be able to have Nijiro at my place twice a week.
Well, talk it over with her.
Think about everything.
I await your response.
See you later.
- Hayate!
- I'm home!
That punch, it's been a while.
Why are you so happy?
It was worth it just to come back.
Hey, where have you been?
You left Dad and me so suddenly.
I'm sorry. The plumbing at my place was already fixed.
I was on my way to France and took my luggage.
Whatever, I'm glad to hear you're okay.
- Hotel manager?
- Yes.
Who told you about it?
A friend of mine from college
has parents in France who owns a chain of hotels. He approached me.
- Oh, when you were at UCLA?
- Yeah.
They're turning the hotels in Malaysia into "work-cation" hotels,
where people can stay and work long-term.
They were looking for someone to do the reopening and I'm the perfect guy.
I see, that's great.
I'm going to be living in Malaysia.
The reopening is next year, so I'm gathering staff from Japan. I gotta look the part.
You really look like you're good at what you do.
That's what you love about me, right?
Haha, idiot!
Thank you.
Actually, when I'm in Malaysia someday,
I'd like to build a school for kids who don't have a good home.
And this hotel gig is a stepping stone.
I didn't know you were thinking of that.
I got the idea from this family.
When I was a kid, the times I could laugh with Kyoka,
was only possible as a child.
Thanks to Auntie.
Wanna come, Kyoka?
I'll come.
It's not that kind of hotel. It's a long-term type of hotel.
We'll have daycare and full-fledged wellness facilities.
And yoga classes.
Well, doing Yoga classes in the tropics is my dream
But for now, I need to stand on my own feet in Tokyo.
But if you ever need help, call me anytime.
I'll always put you first.
I'll look for your phone or whatever you need me to find.
It seems like things haven't been so good since I've been gone.
Oh, a souvenir.
- Here you go.
- Wow! Thank you.
Oh, rock salt and
Oh, chocolate.
And now your hand
Hey, wait a minute, Hayate. I
That'll make it a little easier to find, right?
Thank you.
- It looks good on you.
- Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!
Excuse me.
This is Sawada.
My name is Sawada Kyoka.
Nice to meet you.
I'm Inukai, sales representative.
Pleased to meet you.
Oh, nothing.
This panel shows the data of anyone in front of it.
We're using a new, environmentally friendly technology
that doesn't generate carbon during the production process.
I see.
Starting today, I'll be teaching lessons here.
I'm Sawada Kyoka.
How's work going?
This is an office yoga class.
I'd like to focus on poses
Sorry, I've had a busy day
Work is okay!
that will help relieve stiff shoulders and lower back pain.
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She's wearing a typical graduation outfit
I'll going ahead first. Call me when you reach the venue.
- See you later.
- I'm off.
Today you graduate from being a parent.
Good work.
Good work.
So about Kyoka
When she gets married
Let's do it when Kyoka gets married.
If I get married first,
what should I do?
No, what if
What if it were the case?
I'm home.
What? You didn't turn on the light again.
Something's off again.
Everything's normal.
I'm just thinking.
Thinking about stuff.
Excuse me.
- Hello.
- Oh, hello.
I understand you two are already well acquainted.
Well, we have met several times.
She treated my back injury sometime back,
so I'm rather embarrassed to be sitting here.
I'm sorry.
But practice is important, right?
- Practice?
- Yeah.
Uhh, uhm, Hinata-san
What are your hobbies?
You're mistaken.
This is not practice.
Oh, but
Will you
accept my request for companionship?
Oh, I see.
I see.
Are you saying you're interested in my body?
No, no, no. Bones. My skeletal structure is unusual.
Yes, indeed Sawada-san's shoulder blades
are miraculously beautiful.
Thank you.
But that's not all.
I've tried many times to confirm this for myself.
There's probably someone out there who is younger and shares my values.
Why go to all the trouble of choosing Sawada-san,
who has back pain and is too old to be a caregiver,
I mean
Oh, no, I'm sorry.
- Well, if you'll excuse us, we'll leave you to it.
- Right.
I'm so sorry.
We'll leave the two of you here, excuse us.
I couldn't find the right words to express my feelings.
So I looked in the dictionary.
In the "love" column
"I love you" and "I want to see you".
"I want to be with you forever".
"an unfulfilled feeling", and others.
I have written about those.
Certainly, I do want to see you.
I have an unfulfilled desire to talk to you more.
It's probably
love, I think.
But at the same time
with you, Rintaro-san,
I feel very fulfilled.
That's what I'm not sure about.
Then I will review these terms in the next revision (of the dictionary).
No, that's not what I'm trying to say.
I don't know how to put it.
Well, I
I got the message.
I got it.
I'm just a little nervous.
I'm sorry.
Can we defer this for the time being?
Today is my last lesson.
I'm really sad to leave this studio.
The body and mind,
changes day by day.
I hope to accept the new world.
I hope to find, and create
a new me.
Good luck.
Let's start today with breathing.
- Good work.
- Good work.
For your last lesson, Kyoka-sensei.
Thank you.
If you don't looking for something that's true to yourself,
you'll be unhappy.
Good luck.
Thank you very much.
As expected of Kyoka, she has it all.
I want to be like her.
Your independence, your love affair with a single father, everything.
But we've both decided to prioritize work and family.
We've made it a rule to prioritize what's important to us.
That's why we don't get to see each other often,
and we're very cautious about the time we spend on the phone.
Hey, Riho, why are you talking so calmly?
What's that tea today? I want to drink it too.
No, I drank too much yesterday.
So, if you want to live like Kyoka,
marriage is inconvenient, isn't it?
- Like me?
- Yeah.
In order to balance both sides,
you set rules, right?
I guess.
I wouldn't be able do it.
I finally got rid of all of Kazuma's outdoor equipment.
- What, all the tents and stuff?
- All of it.
And now that he's staying in the house,
Kazuma's not so energetic any more.
I think I screwed up after all.
That's why you're so upset today.
Kyoka, if he told you to give up your independence like Suzu did
would you break up with him?
No, I don't think so.
Even though it's a seniors party, everyone will be active.
I think it's a good idea to walk the streets.
It's good PR for the town. I see.
I see.
Okay, then.
Excuse me for a minute?
Hello? This is Higashimura.
Nijiro-kun he's got a fever.
It was over 37 degrees. I just checked on him,
now it's 38 degrees.
He may have a fever, but he seems fine.
I'll pick him up as soon as I can.
But I'm outside the Tokyo metropolitan area right now.
I'll call you back as soon as I know when I'll be there.
Excuse me.
Sawada Kyoka: The weather is so clear!
Sawada Kyoka: New picture
If you could offer these panels at a monitor price for six months, that would be very helpful.
I'm sorry. I'm not able to respond to that.
I've got a meeting with Inukai. I'll check with him.
Yes, please.
I'll be there as soon as possible.
But I'm in Kawagoe. It might take a while.
I know it's against the rules, but
What are you talking about? I'll go and pick up Nijiro now.
I'm sorry. Thank you.
Okay. Excuse me.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
I've been told about the monitor.
Let's go over the numbers now.
What? Now's not a good time.
I'm sorry, I have to leave.
I'm sorry.
Sawada-san, this is my personal opinion.
If you want to succeed, you must not misplace your priorities.
I don't know what you have planned.
but there's nothing you need to do more than talk with me now.
Excuse me, but may I take a moment first?
Then, we'll fix the inventory and commit to a one-year lease after that.
Uhm, I'm sorry.
Will you excuse me for today?
I'm sorry.
Where's Nijiro?
Thank you.
Fuwa-sensei took him to the clinic too.
Thank you.
Shall we go?
I'm glad it's just a cold.
I had some free time.
Thank you so much for your help.
When I left with Nijiro, he said he would be fine.
He said he didn't want to bother Mom and Dad.
Oh, I'm not trying to blame you.
I'm just saying Nijiro knows how hard Mom and Dad are working for him.
I know very well that he is a good kid.
If this ever happens again, please call me first.
I have a flexible working arrangement.
Okay, bye.
I'm sorry. I told you I'd pick him up.
No, I'm glad you called Fuwa-sensei.
He was able to pick him up before we did.
Do you need anything?
A drink perhaps. I can buy Nijiro something he likes.
Then, may I request for something?
Tama tamago toufu tamago toufu.
- How's Niji now?
- It was just a cold. He's sleeping.
Kyoka, uhm
He's sleeping well.
I'm sure the fever will go down after a good night's sleep.
I'm sorry.
I knew about you two and didn't tell you.
Well, I was just having a bit of fun.
I do like you, Kyoka.
I think you're someone working hard towards success.
I want to support you.
if you don't want to be a mother.
I don't want you be with Nijiro only halfway.
That's not it, Kyoka is
Just listen first.
If you're going out with her just for fun,
and if you're not going to remarry
I know it's not my place to say this, but
I want you to marry someone who can be a better mother to Nijiro.
Better than me.
You know, in this country
It's hard for a woman to have the best of both worlds.
It's hard to choose all of them.
You have to be prepared.
I wasn't
able to do it.
All these things, please, think about it carefully.
Please do.
Thank you very much.
I'm sorry.
I meant it.
You should take the Osaka job.
I'm fine.
I just have a favor to ask.
You're here?
You didn't even turn on the light.
Oh I've been thinking.
want to find
a new me.
I'm wondering what that is.
I was thinking about the man I love.
It's so late already.
I'm just like you, father.
No, you're not like me.
I forgot to tell you.
What you said,
about a new world,
I found it.
Will I get your blessing?
It's Seita-san.
Higashimura Seita
is the one I love.
一人歩く ♪
As I walk alone ♪
帰り道の途中 ♪
On my way home ♪
イヤホンから伝うこの歌は ♪
Listening to a song on my earphones ♪
二人だけの ♪
Just the two of us ♪
If it's possible.
夕映えに貴方が ♪
In the evening glow, ♪
I'd like your blessing.
教えてくれた小さな幸せ ♪
You showed me a little happiness ♪
見返す写真には少し見切れた ♪
I look back at the photo of you ♪
後ろ姿の貴方が写っている ♪
A photo of your back ♪
私の瞳もいつからか ♪
My eyes, for some reason ♪
Good night.
ただ一人貴方だけに ♪
See only you ♪
どんなに遠く小さく片隅でも ♪
No matter how far or small, ♪
ピントを合わせてしまう ♪
I can't help but focus on you ♪
だらしなく揺れる背中さえも ♪
Even your loose swaying back ♪
振り向いてみせる笑顔も ♪
And the smile I see when you turn around ♪
How is Nijiro-kun doing?
I'd like to talk to you.
一つも溢さずに焼き付けていたいよ ♪
I want to burn it all into my heart ♪
Sorry to keep you waiting, Kyoka.
That's OK.
how's Nijiro-kun?
He's fine.
I'm sorry to have bothered you.
Not at all.
Then, shall we go?
Notice of Temporary Closure
What? No way.
I'm so sorry! I'll find another place for you right away.
- It's not your fault
- No, sorry.
Hot, hot, hot!
That's a tiny portion.
- No, it's fine, hehe.
- That's so strange.
- Bon appétit!
- This is the way I like it.
This is good, isn't it?
Is it hot?
- Delicious.
- Yeah, delicious.
This guy whose called Inukai (Dog keeper),
I've always wondered why he wears cat-print T-shirts.
I've been wanting to tell you about it for a while now.
- But I don't want to bother you with LINE messages.
- Oh, it's OK to do it.
Isn't it better to talk in person to get a message across?
In person?
In person.
What? We're already
Scan report notification enclosed (Important)
Excuse me.
Yes, ah
What's wrong?
I decline your request for companionship.
That feels good.
For the sake
of getting married,
will you go out with me?
I'm sorry.
end it now.
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