In the late 1980s, Linda Powers has gone through a divorce and is challenged to take a position in Tokyo, Japan, establishing an American bank, along with five of her fellow bankers. She is faced with the decision to leave her successful job as a branch manager, giving it up for the unknown. It sounds a dream come true for her, and she jumps at the chance. She and her fellow bankers and their wives eagerly immerse themselves into Japanese life, finding excitement in a new culture. Linda even finds love. Little does the group know that their quest to find "gold" will turn to dust....