- In an extreme northern coastal city in Hokkaido, Imanaka Yoshio has become the only doctor at the financially troubled Kyokuhoku City Hospital. Sera Masashi arrives at the hospital as its new director. In order to reduce losses, Sera announces plans to close the inpatient ward and refuse to accept emergency patients.
On the other hand, Imanaka is stuck with the role of persuading the grandfather of his girlfriend Namiki Kozue to get out of hospital and return home. He is shocked to learn that Kozue is Sera's daughter. In the midst of this, it is reported that a patient called Tadokoro Hosaku might have died after came to hospital due to Sera's refusal to examine and diagnose him...