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KIKU-TV Programs

“The Specialist.”

“Don’t Forget Me,” premieres Sunday, Nov. 1, at 9 p.m.; repeats Monday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m.

A romantic drama depicting the miracle of love over 10 years. Nao Kitazawa, a 34-year-old doctor, falls in love with Shinji Mamiya. But because Nao has juvenile Alzheimer’s disease, Shinji becomes determined to keep Nao bright and healthy. But how will life be 10 years from now?

The General’s Daughter, premieres Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m.; repeats Monday-Friday at 4 p.m.

2nd Lt. Rhian Bonifacio, an AFP Military Nurse dedicated to saving lives, is also an undercover spy trained by her father, “Heneral” Santiago Guerrero. One day, she finds she has been living a lie: Guerrero, whom she has known and loved all her life, was the enemy all along, training her to be used as a weapon against her real father.  Rhian struggles between love for her false family and the dictates of her conscience.

“Seven Detectives 3,” premieres Thursday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m.; repeats Friday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m.

In the Rinkai area where the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is planned to be held, Amagi Yu and his detective team tackle a wave of extremely violent crimes which have become complex, multifaceted and global. A new darkness in the urban seafront unsettles the seven detectives, who transgress ethical police boundaries, as distrust and conflict emerge within the team, revealing the officers’ feelings, secrets and hidden sides. Rinkai is also where Amagi Yu’s wife and daughter died in an accident 12 years ago; soon, a shocking truth comes to light.

“Once Upon A Kiss,“ Monday through Friday at 4 p.m., until Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Prince and Ella, childhood friends and offspring of one-time sweethearts who had married someone else from a feuding family, re-connect as teens.

Can they overcome their kin’s messy history with the other clan, to rekindle their feelings?

“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.; re-airs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon.

Sequel to “Soko ga Shiritai” takes you on a Japanese journey, highlighting foods and places that define the country.

“Iryu (Medical Dragon)” Monday at 8 p.m.; repeats Tuesday at 1 p.m.

A renegade surgeon, exiled from medicine, is recruited by an assistant professor. She asks him for help with a thesis on a difficult heart procedure — but actually wants both promotion to full professorship and changes to the corrupt Japanese medical system. Accepting her offer, he starts by recruiting a team skilled enough for the surgery.

“KIKU Mystery Theatre, Wednesday at 7 p.m.; re-airs Thursday at noon.

The best murder, mystery and intrigue on Wednesday eve!

“Onna Nobunaga,” Thursday at 8 p.m.; repeats Friday at 1 p.m., until Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Late sixteenth-century daimyō Oda Nobunaga was revered for his strategic military prowess, as one of the three unifiers of Japan following the Sengoku (warring states) era. This imaginative program explores the secret life of Nobunaga: born a woman, but raised as a boy by her mother to ensure she would become the heir to the Nobunaga line.

“Lone Wolf With Cub 3,” Friday at 8 p.m.; repeats Saturday at 7 p.m.

Season three follows the Shogun’s executioner Ogami Itto. Traveling with his son as paid assassins, he wreaks revenge on mortal enemy Yagyu Retsudo and his Yagyu clan.

“All of Me,” Saturday at 5 p.m.

Devoted doctor Manuel Figueras leaves a flourishing practice behind after his wife passes away. He seeks a simpler life on an island…but meets Lena Dimaculangan, a young woman who gets him to embrace life. Despite a vast age gap, they fall in love and wed. But on their honeymoon, Manuel is pursued by a hired killer, escaping death by entering a magic portal that transforms him into his younger self. Meanwhile, though, time on Earth has advanced; he finds that Lena has become happily married to his former protégé. He must make a decision: seek revenge and win Lena back — or again start a brand new life.

“Since I Found You,“ Saturday at 6 p.m.; re-airs Sunday at 5 p.m.

The successful, 40-year-old CEO of a construction company, Nathan Capistrano, had grown up poor. But he tackled life’s obstacles with a ruthless, uncompromising attitude. Now wealthy, Nathan finds life at the top lonely and frustrating. One day, he meets Dani, a spunky, outspoken 20-something, whom he views as a kindred spirit. Is it too good to be true?

“Seven Detectives 1,“ Saturday at 8 p.m.

Once with the lost-and-found center of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Yu is re-assigned to section #12 of the 1st Investigation Division, a “career grave” for brilliant, but hard-to-work-with, detectives expelled from other units. The detectives often argue among each other, but, it turns out, cooperate, as well, to solve tough cases.

“Jazz Alley TV,“  Saturday at 9 p.m.

Founded by Maui’s Ken Martinez Burgmaier, this series featured jazz and regional music since 1992. This month’s shows: the 2014 and 2016 Big Island Jazz and Blues Festivals, 2014 O’ahu Jazz and Blues Festival and 2017 Maui Jazz and Blues Festival.

“When I Need You,” Sunday at 6 p.m.

Cecilia had once believed in love, but her father’s betrayal of her mother left her jaded. Her lover Leandro gives her faith again, but he also cheats with another woman. Cecilia raises their two daughters alone, but one day, Leandro reappears. Now eight years later, the successful ex-lover vows to support his family and wishes to rejoin them. Although her daughters welcome him, Cecilia cannot as easily forgive. Will she ever accept Leandro? Should she?

“Kirin ga Kuru,“ Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m.; repeats Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Sengoku era historical drama on Mitsuhide Akechi, the general who assassinates Japan’s unifier Nobunaga Oda.

“The Specialist,” Sunday at 8 p.m.; re-airs on Monday at noon.

Top profiler Takuma Yoshito of the Kyoto Police Department is sentenced to 15 years in prison, being found guilty of rape and attempted murder. But 10 years after, the crime victim wakes from her coma to confirm that her attacker was not Takuma.  He is then exonerated from the crimes and freed from prison. When he returns to the Department’s Special Investigation Task Force, he now has the ability to see things through a criminal’s mind.


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