Coverage of TV forensic dramas
The drama "Medical Examiner Asagao," starring Juri Ueno, is broadcast on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. on Fuji TV. The drama's production group interviewed the Chiba University Forensic Department, and the content of this interview was published in Toyo Keizai Online under the title "The Tough Situation Surrounding Japanese Forensic Scientists." https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/290777
"Sign," a remake of a Korean forensic drama, is currently broadcast on TV Asahi, and the Chiba University Forensic Department was interviewed by the producer as well. Moreover, the university building was used as the filming site for the first episode.
These dramas, of course, present inaccurate depictions of forensic science. However, we hope that TV audiences can understand not only forensics and dental forensics but also the current situation of forensics and its social significance.