Channel 9 (Spectrum) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847–2021)
“Izakaya Moheji 2,” Sunday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.
A small, out-of-the-way izakaya in Tokyo has become the favorite hangout of people searching for nourishment…for their bodies and their souls. Izakaya Moheji is a place where regulars and strangers alike can find comfort and comfort food. The proprietor of Izakaya Moheji is Heiji, played by Yukata Mizutani, star of KIKU’s popular Partners series. This is the second Izakaya Moheji special.
“Ani to Imouto,” Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.; repeats Monday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.
A touching story about the relationship between a protective older brother and his independent younger sister. The entire Akaza family and their contracting business is affected when Inosuke learns that his sister Momoko miscarried a baby. He seems to be more upset that he didn’t even realize she had a boyfriend than the fact that she was pregnant, and his reaction tears the family apart. Can this once-close family be reunited
“Cheer Dan,” premiers Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.
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 a neighboring Fukui High School that won the National Championship.
But being 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.
“Doctors 2018 Special,” Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
Dogami General Hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, the hospital’s director decides to open a clinic in Bhutan as a way to give back to people in need of medical care. In her absence, Dr. Suguru Moriyama becomes the new hospital director. When Dr. Kosuke Sagara returns from helping open the Bhutan clinic, he finds Dogami General in chaos as a result of Dr. Moriyama’s poor management. Will Dr. Sagara be able to come up with a plan that gets Dogami General back to sound management and restore the hospital’s reputation?
“Momotaro Samurai,” premiers Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
Shinjiro Katsuragi is a samurai informally known 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.
“Seven Detectives,” premiers Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.
Amagi Yu was 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 again. However, the detectives in Division 12 are actually all excellent detectives, they just have their own idiosyncrasies. Notwithstanding how their individual characters may clash with one another, they still work as a team to resolve all the tough cases assigned to them.
“Stepmother Blues,” premiers Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.
Akiko Iwaki (Haruka Ayase) is a career woman who works very hard at her job. She gets married to Ryoichi Miyamoto (Yutaka Takenouchi) who has a daughter. Akiko Iwaki must now deal with housework and raising her stepdaughter.
“The Other Mrs. Real,” premiers Monday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m.
Anthony Real, the husband of Millet, meets and is instantly drawn to Shiela. Eventually, he marries her without revealing he is already married. Caught in a bigamous relationship, Anthony’s wives eventually find out the truth that they aren’t Anthony’s only wife, which will lead to repercussions in their lives.
“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.”
“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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.; Wednesday at noon.
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.
2019 Autumn Specials
“Seven Days,” Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.; repeats on Thursday, Sept. 19 at noon.
Meiko Amabuki is an accomplished attorney locked in a bitter divorce battle with her husband, as both are fighting for sole custody of their daughter. When their daughter is kidnapped, Meiko is faced with a difficult decision. In return for the safe return of her daughter, the suspect in the murder case Meiko is prosecuting must be found not guilty.
“Kirisaki Jack no Kokuhaku,” Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.; repeats on Friday, Sept. 20 at noon.
The body of a young woman is discovered in a park in Tokyo with all her organs removed. The case is assigned to Detective Inukai, a usually cool and unemotional detective known for seeing through the lies of others. But Inukai has a young daughter in need of a kidney transplant, so when the first crime is followed by two similar crimes, Inukai is caught between his roles as a detective and a father.
“Tidy Up Your Home,” Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
People around the world have been inspired by Marie Kondo and the “konmari” method of decluttering. In this special, two families go through the experience of learning how to change their lives and let go.
“Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune,” Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
One of the most beloved and popular series ever to air on KIKU was Abarenbo Shogun, about a real-life shogun who wandered incognito amongst his subjects, quietly discovering injustices committed against common people, usually by corrupt people in power. Eventually, the Shogun’s true identity would be revealed and he would bring the criminals to justice. This three hour special dramatizes the life of this hero, Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune.
“When A Tree Falls,” Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.
A young couple is devasted when their son is killed by a falling tree during a windstorm. As the distraught father begins to look for answers into his son’s death, what appears to be a tragic accident turns out to have been the result of multiple blunders by multiple people.