In the aftermath of a major earthquake under Suraga Bay, a young girl, Misaki (Mayuko Fukuda) and a pilot of a deep sea submarine, Toshio (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) are rescued from a ruined city street just as leaking gasoline ignites. Reiko Abe (Kou Shibasaki) arrives just in time, lowered from a helicopter. Scientists predict that Japan will sink within 40 years, due to subduction of a tectonic plate to the west. However, Dr. Tadokoro (Etsushi Toyokawa), who leads an oceanic scientific team that includes Toshiro, calculates that this will happen far sooner, in only 338.54 days. He presents his findings to Prime Minister Yamamoto (Kôji Ishizaka) who decides to create a new department for impending disaster relief assigning Saori Takamori (Mao Daichi) to cover the new duties, since of all his ministers she will take it seriously but also bring "heart" to the process. As further earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions devastate Japan, the government pleads with other countries to take refugees...

17 Feb 2014 - 5:12 PM  UPDATED 20 Aug 2015 - 3:23 PM

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