36 year old journalist Gondawara Yoshiko covers human interest stories with a twist. She's frequently thought of as the best journalist at drawing tears from her audience. Meanwhile, Yoshiko's home life is a wreck. For 11 years she obsessed with work while her husband took care of domestic duties at home. Recently her husband ran away from home and the pair eventually divorced. Yoshiko is now responsible for her two young boys or rather the two young boys are now responsible for their home. Eldest son Haru is far more adept than his mother at household chores.
Yoshiko then is assigned to cover a case involving a missing 5 year old boy. The missing boy's mother Hideko is a recent divorcee like Yoshiko herself. Yoshiko at first finds Hideko to be very reticent and reserved, but eventually she is able to convince her to speak openly. While researching the case, Yoshiko manages to track down the kidnapper, but just when Yoshiko thought the case was closed, something else happens.