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KIKU-TV Programs

“Dream Big!,” Tuesday, Feb. 2, at  11:30 a.m.; repeats on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

A documentary highlighting American servicemen of Japanese descent and their tremendous impact on Hawai‘i’s postwar social structure, economy and politics. “Dream Big!” will tell the story of their contributions to Hawai‘i’s growth and success after World War II.

“Kirin ga Kuru,” premiers on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

This Taiga Drama is based on the life of Akechi Mitsuhide. He was a samurai and general who lived during the Sengoku period of feudal Japan. Mitsuhide was a strategic general under Oda Nobunaga and became famous for his rebellion against Nobunaga in 1582, which lead to Nobunaga’s death at Honno-ji Temple.

“Partners 13,” Sunday at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.; repeats on Monday at Noon, 1 and 2 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.

“Don’t Forget Me,” Monday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

A love story depicting the miracle of love over 10 years. Nao Kitazawa is a 34-year-old doctor who has been diagnosed with juvenille Alzheimers. Nao falls in love with Shinji Mamiya. Shinji is determined to keep him bright and healthy. But how will life be in 10 years?

“Behind the Noren 4,” Saturday at 8 p.m.

The family drama “Behind the Noren” 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 an innkeeper if they have the drive and true desire to be hospitable to guests. She ultimately hires a cheerful yet dull-witted and sloppy apprentice as a trainee, which causes a commotion at Kaguraya.

“CSI 3,” Thursday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Friday at 1 p.m.

Satoshi Itomura portrays an assistant police investigator who belongs to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Scientific Investigation Team. They collect scientific evidence and piece together fragments of information in order to help build a story behind criminal cases. Itomura often does not care about the scientific approach and instead pays a great deal of attention to the things the victims always carried with them or treasured, like the toys from their childhoods. And he focuses on these things because they usually carry the victim’s last message.

“When I Need You,“ Sunday at 6 p.m.

Cecilia grew up believing in love, but her father’s betrayal of her mother left her disenchanted. Her faith in love is restored when she meets Leandro, but in time, he also betrays her for another woman. Cecilia raises two daughters on her own until Leandro reappears in her life eight years later. Now financially successful, Leandro wants to be part of their lives again, and vows to support his family. Although her daughters are willing to welcome their father back into their lives, Cecilia is not ready to forgive. Will she ever accept Leandro back?

“Once Upon a Kiss,“ Monday through Friday, 4 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?

“You’re My Home,” Saturday at 5 p.m.

The Fontanilla Family’s simple happy life begins to unravel when the parents become involved in bringing an unsolved homicide case to justice. With little time to devote to their children, many responsibilities fall on their young daughter, Grace. One day, Grace rebels, leaving her youngest brother, Vince, with no supervision. When the parents return home, Vince is missing. Will this be the catalyst that brings the family back together?

“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?

“Onna Nobunaga,“ airs on Tuesday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Oda Nobunaga was a daimyo who rose to prominence in the late 16th century. He was revered for his strategic military prowess, and came to be regarded as one of the three unifiers of Japan following the Sengoku, or warring period.

This program explores the secret life of Nobunaga, born a woman, but raised as boy by her mother to ensure she would become the heir to the Nobunaga line.   

“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.; repeats on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon.

This series, which replaces “Soko ga Shiritai,” takes you on a journey



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