Channel 9 (Spectrum) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021)
“Oshin,” airs on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m.; continues on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. (Sunday episodes have no repeat during the week)
One of Japan’s most watched series of all time, this story follows the life of Shin Tanokura during the Meiji Period up to the early 1900s. “Oshin” is a girl born in a very poor rural family in Japan, who through hard work and perseverance, eventually triumphs over pain and adversity to achieve fame and success.
“Cheer Dan,” Sunday, at 8 p.m., and Monday, at noon
Wakaba Fujitani is a sophomore at Fukui Nishi High School. Ever since she was little she has been a fan of the JETS, a cheer dance team from neighboring Fukui High School that won the National Championship.
Being a part of a winning cheerleading team is only a dream for Wakaba until Shiori, a transfer student from Tokyo, befriends Wakaba and suggests that the two of them try out for the cheer dance team. Together with their friends, they set out to become the top cheer dance team.
“Rikuoh,” Monday, 8 p.m., and Tuesday, at 1 p.m.
Koichi Miyazawa 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.
“Seven Detectives,” Thursday, at 8 p.m., and Friday, at 1 p.m.
Yu Amagi is working at the lost and found center of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) when he was re-assigned to Division 12. Within the MPD, Division 12 is known as the dead-end to the career of all detectives. A place where no matter how glorious your past may have been, once you are sent there, you can forget about ever returning to the limelight. However, the detectives in Division 12 are actually all excellent detectives, they just have their own idiosyncrasies and are tough to handle. Notwithstanding how their individual characters may clash with one another, they still work as a team to resolve all tough cases assigned to them.
“Partners 13,” Saturday, at 8 p.m.
The 13th season of a populaer detective series. Detective Ukyo Sugishita has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. He is also excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes.
“Maalaala Mo Kaya,” Monday through Friday at 4 p.m.
“Maalaala Mo Kaya” means “Would you remember?” in English. This 60-minute program is the longest running drama anthology in Philippine television and in the world hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Reaching its 25th year in 2016, this series features real-life stories of common people or even famous celebrities and personalities through letter sending.
“Lone Wolf with Cub,” Saturday at 8 p.m.
This series hronicles the story of Ogami Itto, the Shogun’s executioner who uses a Dotanuki battle sword. Disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyu 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 Yagyu clan and are known as “Lone Wolf with Cub.”
“The Other Mrs. Real,” Saturday at 6 p.m.; repeats on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Anthony Real, the husband of Millet meets Shiela who he will eventually marry. Caught in a bigamous relationship, Anthony’s wives will eventually find out the truth that they aren’t Anthony’s only wife, which will lead to repercussions into their lives.
“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 fate 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 Wong 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.
“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.
“Mystery Theatre,” Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
KIKU-TV brings you the best in murder, mystery every Wednesday night, driving this program’s popularity and growth. Episode titles are hand picked from both Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and TV Asahi.
“Behind the Noren 4,” Sunday at 9 p.m.
The family drama “behind the curtain” continues from season three. Naoko has overcome a variety of handicaps to become the innkeeper of Kaguraya and strong enough to voice her opinions to her monther-in-law, Shino. Naoko wants to prove that anyone can become innkeeper if they have the drive and a true desire to be hospitable to guests. She ultimately hires a cheerful yet dull-witted and sloppy apprentice as trainee, which causes a commotion at Kaguraya.