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Kousaku Shima is a section chief of the Electronic Giant Hatsushiba. He gets involved with a lot of women, conspiracy inside the company, while he goes up and down the corporate ladder. Written in a span of nine years from 1982 to 1991, Kosaku Shima's character gradually changes from that of a normal, ambitious salaryman in the beginning as he emerges in the end to become a sort of a "super salaryman," a typical stereotype of the Japanese businessman. It has been made into a movie starring Toshihiko Tahara.