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“Momotaro Samurai,” Monday at 8 p.m.; Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Shinjiro Katsurahi is a samurai informally know as Momotaro. Unlike the traditional samurai, Momotaro has no aspirations for power. His only goal is to live a carefree life, but his strong sense of fairness often pulls him into battles with powerful people who take advantage of those who are weak and trying to live an honest life. He defends the common people and fights against injustice.
“Wild 9,” premieres in parts on Sunday, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.; Monday at Noon
Nine people with various skills and talents are dropped off on a deserted island and must find a way to survive together for one week. Each person is allowed to bring along three tools relating to their skill to help them survive. Are the talents of a musician, an artist, and a professional baseball player useful in a survivalist situation?
“Who is the Real Celebrity,” premieres in three parts on Sunday, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at 8 p.m.; Monday at Noon
Which glass of wine came from a seven-dollar bottle, and which came from a $200 bottle? Which is the real $20,000 watch and which is the knock-off? Watch as celebrities are challenged to distinguish the real from the fake in this fun celebrity challenge.
“When You Were Mine,” Saturday at 5 p.m.
Nick and Vanessa are engaged to be married, but tragedy strikes when Nick is in a helicopter crash that causes him to lose his memory.
The authorities, unable to find Nick, declare him dead, leaving Vanessa in a deep depression. Nick resurfaces, but with no recollection of Vanessa or his past life, introduces himself as Darwin. As Darwin, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful artist named Jessa.
They marry and have a son. But faith intervenes again as Darwin gets involved in another accident, which causes him to regain the memory of his life as Nick and forget his new life as Darwin.
Who has the right to a future with Nick now? His first love Vanessa? Or the family he created with Jessa and their son?
“The Poor Heiress,” Sunday at 6 p.m.
“The Poor Heiress” tells the story of two rival families in a Filipino-Chinese community: the Wongs and Sy clans.
The families clash over differences in culture and traditions. But hidden beneath those differences may be relationships that tie the families together in ways they don’t realize.
“Brass Dreams,” Sunday at 8 p.m.
A touching drama based on a true story about Koichi Hikuma, a former musician who walked away from the world of music after being involved in an accident.
One day, Koichi is approached and asked to become the advisor of a small brass band at a run down high school. The band includes a group of unruly students who reject authority and who have forgotten what it’s like to have dreams.
Using the universal language of music, Koichi reaches out to the students, and tries to teach them about never giving up and the wonder of once again having dreams.
“Rikuoh (TBS),” Sunday at 9 p.m.
Miyazawa Koichi runs a small, but longstanding company which makes tabi (traditional Japanese socks). He is the CEO of the fourth generation company with about 20 employees. Due to a decrease in demand for tabi, the company is struggling to keep afloat. In order to save the company, Koichi devises a plan to launch a new product line. With the use of the company’s accumulated knowledge for making tabi, they work to develop running shoes.
“Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more!
“Soko ga Japan,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.
This series, which replaces “Soko ga Shiritai,” takes viewers on a journey throughout Japan, highlighting foods and places that define the country that is Japan.
“Segodon,” (NHK) Tuesday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Sunday at 7 p.m.
This is the newest Taiga drama from NHK. Segodon follows the life of historical figure Takamori Saigo, who was born the first son of a lower-class samurai. He was exiled two times and went through three marriages. He became the central figure of the Meiji Restoration, but he fights against the government’s army. Based on the novel “Segodon” by Mariko Hayashi.
“Mystery Theatre,” Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
KIKU-TV brings you the best in murder, mystery and intrigue every Wednesday night, driving this program’s popularity and growth. Episode titles are hand picked from both Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and TV Asahi.
“Partners 13,” Thursday at 8 p.m.
The thirteenth season of this popular detective series.
Detective, Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. And he is excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes.
“Lone Wolf with a Cub,” Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.
This series chronicles the story of Ogami Ittö, the Shogun’s executioner who uses a Dötanuki battle sword. Disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyü clan, he is forced to take the path of an assassin along with his 3-year-old son, Daigoro. Together they seek revenge on the Yagyü clan and are known as “Lone Wolf and Cub.”
“My Destiny,” Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m.
Lucas Matthew is told by a fortune teller that he will meet his true love at the age of 21. Meanwhile, a young girl named Grace is told the same thing by another fortune teller. Neither Lucas Matthew nor Grace takes the predictions seriously until years later when they are both 21.
One day, Grace’s sister Joy dares her to be spontaneous and kiss a stranger. The man Grace kisses turns out to be Lucas Matthew, and they eventually begin a romance.
Tragically, Joy is diagnosed with leukemia, and while undergoing treatment at the hospital, begins to fall in love with a young intern. The intern turns out to be the same stranger her sister Grace has fallen for — Lucas Matthew.
What will happen when the sisters discover they are in love with the same man?
“Behind the Noren 3,” Saturday at 8 p.m.
The family drama “behind the curtain” continues from season two. It has been four years since Naoko started training to become the head proprietress of her husband’s family inn. She has persevered in earning the respect and acceptance of the current head proprietress, who happens to be her mother-in-law, Shino. The announcement of Naoko being named the new head proprietress finally nears, until Shino unexpectedly presents Naoko with an assignment.