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KIKU-TV Programs

“Onmyoji,” on Friday, Jan. 1, at 7 p.m.

In 960, an exorcist is called to the Heian capital. Examining a hideous sore on Taira no Sadamori’s face and hearing of other peculiar incidents all related to the long-dead Taira no Masakodo, he thinks his patient has become possessed.

“The Last Promise,” on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m.

Five members of popular boy band Arashi get involved in a drama about hijacking, hostages, a drug company accused of handling lethal medicine and family loyalty.

“Izakaya Moheji 4,” on Sunday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.; re-airs Monday, Jan. 4, at noon.

A small, out-of-the-way Tokyo izakaya — run by proprieter Heji — serves as a favorite hangout of people searching for nourishment of their bodies and souls.

“Abarenbo Shogun Special,” on Monday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday, Jan. 5, at noon.

Yoshimune, the eighth Tokugawa shogun, travels the land incognito to expose rogue counselors and daimyo abusing their power.

“Shitto (Jealousy),” on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.; re-airs Thursday, Jan. 7, at noon.

Shizuka is shocked that her husband of 10 years, Takashi, has died on a business trip. Worse, she finds he was in the company of a high-end Ginza club proprietress with whom he had a double-suicide pact, but the woman survived.

“Switch,” Thursday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m.; re-airs Friday, Jan. 8, at noon

Prosecutor Nao and attorney Madoka dated for seven years but after breaking up, they are hopelessly linked because of their jobs. When a major case pits them against the other, each pursues the truth from different standpoints and they start to see each other more and more.

“Onihei Hankacho,” premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Wednesday at noon.

In the Edo era, Heizö Hasegawa, aka “Heizö the demon (Onihei),” leads a band of samurai law-enforcers and uses reformed criminals as informants to solve difficult crimes.

“I Will Not Work Overtime, Period!,” premieres Sunday, Jan. 10, at 9 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m.

Director at WEB Productions, Yui Higashiyama, loathes working overtime due to her workaholic father and fiancé. She tries to be efficient and finish her job on time. However, her peaceful days change after a new department head arrives.

“Stepmother Blues,” premieres Monday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m.; repeats Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Akiko Iwaki is a career woman who works hard at her job. She gets married to Ryoichi Miyamoto who has a daughter, so Akiko must now deal with housework and raising her stepdaughter.

“CSI 3,“ Saturday at 8 p.m.

An assistant police investigator of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Scientific Investigation Team does not care about this team’s scientific approach to evidence, rather noticing things the victims carried with them or treasured.

“The General’s Daugher,” 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, Santiago Guerrero. But she learns Guerrero is an enemy who’s trained her to be used against her real father.

“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.

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

The best murder, mystery and intrigue on Wednesday eve!

“Seven Detectives 3,” Thursday at 8 p.m.; repeats Friday 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 violent crimes that are complex, multifaceted and global.

“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.

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“All of Me,” Saturday at 5 p.m.

Widower Dr. Manuel Figueras falls in love with and weds Lena Dimaculangan. But on their honeymoon, a hired killer pursues Manuel who escapes death by entering a magic portal that turns him into his younger self. Manuel must choose between winning back Lena, who has remarried his protégé  — or starting another 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 Capi​strano, had grown up poor. Now wealthy, Nathan finds life at the top lonely and frustrating. He one day meets the spunky Dani, whom he views as a kindred spirit. Is it too good to be true?

“Jazz Alley TV,“ Saturday at 9 p.m.

Founded by Maui’s Ken Martinez Burgmaier, this series featured jazz and regional musical performances around the world since 1992.

“When I Need You,” Sunday at 6 p.m.

Cecilia raises two daughters alone, but one day, her unfaithful ex Leandro reappears. Eight years after leaving them, the successful Leandro vows to support his family. Although her daughters welcome him, Cecilia cannot as easily forgive. Should she accept him back?

“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 for rape and attempted murder. The crime victim wakes from her coma after a decade to exonerate him and free him from prison. Now he has the newfound ability to see things through a criminal’s mind.

“Don’t Forget Me,” Sunday at 9 p.m.; repeats Monday at 1 p.m., until Jan. 4.

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?


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