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“Sapporo Snow Festival 2018,” premieres on Wednesday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m.

Two and a half million people visit Sapporo’s world famous Snow Festival every year to enjoy its great snow statues, snow activities, romantic night strolling and great food. The 69th annual snow festival features “The Final Fantasy XIV: Battle of Winter Wonderland” sculpture. You’ll be impressed with this year’s fantastic Sapporo Snow Festival! Fully subtitled in English.

“Quartet,” premieres on Friday, April 6, at 7:35 p.m.

Four people’s paths cross one winter by chance: two women and two men in their 30s, all whose dreams have gone sadly unfulfilled. Their lives all seem headed gently downhill, instead of swelling toward the peak of their lives. Despite being total strangers, they decide to share a house together in the wooded resort area of Karuizawa. But “chance” meeting comes with some pretty big secrets. This drama will have you laughing at odd chemistry and biting your nails at unexpected turns, and you may even get alarmed by some stark truths of the human condition. Fully subtitled in English.

“Mystery Hour: Iryu Sosa 4, premieres on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:35 p.m.

Satoshi Itomura is now in Kyoto, working for the 1st Investigation Division of the Kyoto Prefectural Police Station. The 1st investigation division deals with the most difficult cases. Can Itomura investigate in his own way focusing on things that the victims always carried and treasured in order to solve the cases and bring closure to the family of victims in Kyoto? Fully subtitled in English.

NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Spectrum Digital Ch. 679/HD 1679)

Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English

Movie of the Month

“Shokubutsu Zukan (Evergreen Love),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Directed by Koichiro Miki. Starring Takanori Iwata and Mitsuki Takahata.

“Miss, would you please pick me up? I will not bite you. I am a well-behaved boy.” An ordinary female office worker Sayaka meets a young man, Itsuki. He is lying by the roadside and says that he had no home to reside. Oddly enough, something drives Sayaka to decide to live together with him for half a year. She knows nothing about him, but for some reason, her love for Itsuki grows day by day.

Movies in Alphabetical Order

“Beranme Tantei Musume (Tokyo Girl Detective),” 1959 drama, 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Hibari Misora and Isao Kimura.

Female private eye Emiko goes undercover to reveal the truth of a murder case.

“Gonin no Abaremono (Five Ronin),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kotaro Satomi.

Story of five easygoing Yakuza who come together to save the lives of young innocent girl Oichi from an evil vassal.

“Hangyakuji (The Conspirator),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Directed by Daisuke Ito. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Ryunosuke Tsukigata.

A chronicle of the tragic life and anguish of a young lord in the warlike ages.

Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds further complications through her constant


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