Channel 9 (Spectrum) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847–2021)
“Heyacho,“ Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Friday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.
Detective Kobuhiko Kamamoto is a detective with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, armed with keen interviewing skills and the ability to read peoples’ personalities. But, his personal life is in shambles and he must find a way to juggle problems at home while also handling multiple complicated investigations.
“Ossan’s Love,” premiers Monday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Soichi Haruta is a 33-year-old single man who works at a real estate office and lives with his mother. One day, his mother abruptly leaves and he must learn to live independently. Soichi doesn’t know how to live alone and decides to room with Ryota Maki, a coworker who is good at cooking, cleaning and household chores.
All is going well until Soichi’s boss, Musashi Kurosawa, confesses his romantic feelings for Soichi. Confussed, he comes to find Ryota is also gay and has feelings for him. Although Soichi is straight, he finds himself in a love triangle between Musashi and Ryota.
“Stepmother Blues,” Sunday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday, at 1 p.m.
Akiko Iwaki is a career woman who works very hard at her job. She gets married to Ryoichi Miyamoto who has a daughter. Akiko Iwaki must now deal with housework and raising her stepdaughter.
“Cheer Dan,” Saturday 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.
“Momotaro Samurai,” Thursday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Friday at 1 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 1,” Sunday at 9 p.m.; repeats on Monday at 2 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.
“Kapuso Mo,” Monday through Friday at 4 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m.
A news magazine subtitled in English and hosted by Jessica Soho. Each week, Jessica explores different, fun and fascination stories on classic and current events, pop culture, foods, celebrities, health and internet trends.
“Beautiful Strangers,“ Saturdays at 6 p.m.; 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.; repeats on Saturday at 7 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.”
“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.