'Oishii Gohan.'
“Oishii Gohan.”

Channel 9 (Spectrum) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021)

“Oishii Gohan,” premiers on Monday, June 10 at 8 p.m.

Tetsuya Watari plays Ryuhei, a rice shop owner who over the years has alienated his family with his stubborn, selfish behavior.  When heart trouble lands him in the hospital, his business partner seeks the help of Ryuhei’s son and daughter-in-law to help with the store.  The story depicts how the estranged family rallies together through his illness, and after years of being worn out by his obstinate behavior.

“Homicide Team 9 – Season 7,” premiers on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m.

The members of this elite investigative team are unique individuals with their own personal troubles, but what unites them is their strong sense of justice.  They each channel all their energy and skill to solve the most difficult cases.

“Ossan’s Love,” Sunday,  May 5 at 8 p.m.

Soichi Haruta is a single 33-year-old employed at a real estate office. He desires to get married, but isn’t popular with women. He lives comfortably with his mother until one day she leaves their house and tells him to become independent. Living alone becomes a struggle. He befriends a new employee at work, who unlike Soichi, is good at cooking and cleaning. They become roommates. Meanwhile Soichi’s boss confesses his true feelings for Soichi and he finds himself in an unexpected triangle of attention and affection.

“Family Fortune War (TV Asahi),” premiers on Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m.

Ikuo Sato met his wife, Kaede Kawamura, at the hospital where he is interning. He fell in love with her and decided to marry her even though their social statuses are worlds apart. The Kawamuras are a distinguished family running a prestigious funeral home, and Kaede is their sole heir. Ikuo, however, comes from a broken home. Detaching himself from the ongoing inheritance battle between the Kawamura family, he dreams of going to remote places that lack medical practitioners to help as many people as possible.

“Behind the Noren 4,”Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m.

The family drama “behind the curtain” continues. Naoko has overcome a variety of handicaps to become the innkeeper of Kaguraya and strong enough to voice her opinions to her mother-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.

Downtown Rocket 2,” premiers on Sunday, May 12 at 9 p.m.

Ryohei Tsukuda is a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He now runs a factory that his father left behind. Ryohei takes part in the domestic rocket development plan Stardust, run by a large Japanese corporation. One day, Ryohei suddenly hears that the Stardust plan will be shut down.

Naohiro is an employee at Ryohei’s factory. His father has fallen ill and every weekend Naohiro goes to his father’s farm to take care of him. There, Ryohei sees Naohiro driving a tractor, and is inspired by a new dream!

“The Specialist,” Thursday, at 8 p.m.; and repeats on Friday, at 1 p.m.

Takuma Yoshito, a top-notched criminal profiler with the Kyoto Police Department, is tried and found guilty of rape and attempted murder, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. After serving 10 years, the victim of the crimes wakes up from her coma and confirms that her attacker was not Takuma. He is exonerated from the crimes and freed from prison. He returns to the Kyoto Police Department’s Special Investigation Task Force with a skill he learned in prison – the ability to see things through a criminal’s mind.

“Once Upon a Kiss,” Sunday, at 6 p.m.

Aurora and Eric were both raised in poor families. Together they dreamed of having a better life together. Eric gave up his love for Aurora to pursue Giselle, the daughter of a wealthy family while heartbroken Aurora later marries Jimmy, Eric’s best friend. Eric and Giselle have a boy named Prince, while Aurora and Jimmy have a daughter named Ella. Although their families are mortal enemies, Prince and Ella become childhood friends and fall in love.

“Oshin,” airs on Tuesday, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday, at 1 p.m.;  continues on Sunday, 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.

“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 chronicles 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.

“Kapuso Mo,” Saturday at 5 p.m. 

A news magazine subtitled in English and hosted by Jessica Soho. Each week, Jessica explores different, fun and fascinating stories on classic and current events, pop culture, foods, celebrities, health and internet trends.

“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.


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