'Mystery Theatre.'
“Mystery Theatre.”

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

“Three Days to Destiny,” Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.; and repeats Monday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m.

One of the most popular series to air on KIKU was “Happy Family Plan.” In this show, dads had one week to learn a special talent that could win a special prize for their entire family. In, “Three Days to Destiny,” families are given three days to lear and perform a special task. If they do it successfully, they win $10,000.

“24 Hours With Big Families,” Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.; and repeats on Monday Aug. 12 at 1 p.m.

The lives and struggles of two large families are profiled in this special. The first family consists of two parents and nine children living in the Nara Prefecture. The mom struggles to make ends meet and put food on the table with little money, and her stresses are multiplied when the family learns that they must vacate the home they’ve been living in for more than 20 years. The second family consists of a Japanese father and an American mother and their four children who recently moved to a small village in Niigata. The village population has been declining as young people move to the city for jobs. This family is doing the opposite; the father quit his job in the city to try his hand at farming. The family lives in a rundown 50-year-old farmhouse in need of major repair. They come to rely on the kindness of older residents eager to welcome the young family to their village.

“Tabi Pura,” Sundays, Aug. 11 and 18 at 9:30 p.m.; and repeats on Mondays Aug. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Discover delicious foods and interesting places as our hosts travel through different regions of Japan.

“Generations,” Sunday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.; and repeats on Monday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.

Seven young members of the musical group Generations compete against professional and student athletes in a nationwide competition involving unique challenges. Who will become the Generations champion?

“Izakaya Moheji,” Sunday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

A small, “off-the-beaten-path” izakaya in Tokyo has become the favorite hangout of people searching for nourishment … for their bodies and souls. The proprietor of Izakaya Moheji is Heiji, played by Yutaka Mizutani, star of KIKU’s popular “Partners” series. Izakaya Moheji is a place where regulars and strangers alike can find comfort and comfort food.

“Seven Detectives 2,” Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; and repeats Friday, at 1 p.m.

Division 12 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is ridiculed as the “banishment room” where hardened detectives who cannot be fired are sent. No matter how glorious your past may have been, once you are sent there, you can forget about ever returning to the limelight again. The detectives in Division 12, however, are actually all excellent detectives, they just have their own idiosyncrasies and are tough to handle. No matter how their individual characters may clash with one another though, they still work as a team to resolve all the tough cases assigned to them.

“When I Needed You,” Monday-Friday, at 4 p.m.

Cecilia grew up believing in love, but her father’s betrayal of her mother left her dienchanted. Her faith in love is restored when she meets Leandro, but in time, he also betrays her for another woman.

Cecilia raises her two daughters on her own until Leandro reappleras in her life after eight years. Now financially successful, Leandro wants to be part of their lives once again and vows to support his family. Although their daughters are willing to welcome their father back into their lives, Cecilia is not ready to forgive. Will she ever accept Leandro back?

“Beautiful Strangers,” Saturdays, at 6 p.m.; and repeats on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Kristine befriends a homeless girl named Leah, only to learn that her real name is Joyce and she was sexually abused by her father. Eventually, the truth comes out.Will their friendship be able to withstand the reality?

“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. Can Prince and Ella’s love last or are they doomed to repeat the same history as their parents?

“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.

“Lone Wolf with Cub,” Friday 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.”

“Homocide Team 9 – Season 7,” Saturday 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.

“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.

“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 you on a journey through Japan, highlighting foods and places that define Japan.

“Mystery Theatre,” Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

KIKU 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 and TV Asahi.


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