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“Betrayal,” premieres Wednesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.; repeats Monday through Friday.
The lives of two childhood friends, torn apart by a vengeful man then one day thrust together again by a cruel betrayal, is a complicated web of love, lies and deception. Can they escape the pit they have dug themselves into?
“Hatenkou,” premieres Monday, May 31, at 8 p.m.
Based on a true story about a young man, Yuji Tamura, who suddenly becomes the new CEO of an optical chain of stores in hopes of saving it from bankruptcy and making it the world’s best. Will Yuji and his team be able to overcome the series of setbacks ranging from funding woes to interference from rival brands?
“Doctor X 5,” Monday at 8 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday at 1 p.m., until May 24.
After the corruption scandal of Hiruma Shigekatsu, Totei Medical University Hospital enters a new era with its first female director. Talented surgeon Michiko Daimon touts “patients first” and initiates sweeping reforms to clean up the medical dept. Behind the scenes, though, Shigekatsu restores the unchecked, hierarchical “black tower” to recapture his profits. But Daimon catches on and fights his efforts head-on.
“Since I Found You,” Monday through Friday at 4 p.m., until May 11.
The successful 40-year-old CEO of a construction company, Nathan Capistrano, grew up poor but now, he finds life at the top lonely and frustrating. One day, he meets the spunky Dani, whom he views as a kindred spirit. Is she too good to be true?
“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.
Sequel to “Soko ga Shiritai” takes you on a Japanese journey, highlighting foods and places that define the country.
“Kita no Kuni Kara,” Tuesday at 8; repeats Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Set in Furano, Hokkaido, this show follows the Kuroita family through narrator Jun, the son who describes the childhood tale of himself and his sibling torn between their parents during a divorce. With sister Hotaru, Jun matures in the harsh climates of the north, learning about life by interacting with Furano townsfolk.
“KIKU Mystery Theatre,” Wednesday at 7 p.m.; re-airs Thursday at noon.
The best murder, mystery and intrigue in Japanese broadcasting!
“Partners 15,” Thursday at 8 p.m.; re-airs on Friday at 1 p.m.
Wataru Kaburagi returns to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Dept. after police academy training but is assigned to do PR work. Meanwhile, Hatsue Kurugu goes to the #1 investigation division and claims to have killed Futoshi Miyata. Earlier, Miyata’s body was found at an irrigation channel, but police concluded the death was by accidental drowning. Det. Ukyo Sugishita takes an interest, investigating to uncover the truth.
“Onihei Hankacho,” Friday at 8 p.m.; re-airs Saturday at 7 p.m.
Based on a novel series, this Edo-set procedural focuses on Heizo Hasegawa, the illegitimate son of the head of the special police. Former delinquent Hasegawa mirrors his father’s commitment to fighting crime; he heads a band of samurai police and reformed criminal informants to solve difficult crimes. His actions cause villains to nickname him “Onihei” meaning “Heizo, the demon.”
“All of Me,” Saturday at 5 p.m.
Widower Dr. Manuel Figueras finally weds his new love Lena Dimaculangan, but a hired killer chases him during their honeymoon. He escapes death by entering a magic portal that turns him into his younger self; however, he must choose between winning back Lena, who has remarried, and starting a new life for himself.
“Beautiful Strangers,” Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5 and 6 p.m.
Kristine befriends a homeless girl only to learn the latter has been sexually abused by Kristine’s father. Eventually the truth comes out; will these friends’ relationship be able to withstand this difficult history?
“Partners 14,” Saturday at 8 p.m.
Showing great insight and cunning, Det. Ukyo Sugishita, together with his tough but strong-minded partner, Toru Kai, solves mysterious crimes.
“Jazz Alley TV,” Saturday at 9 p.m.
Founded by Maui’s Ken Martinez Burgmaier, this series has featured jazz and regional musical performances around the world since 1992.
“Platinum Age,” Sunday at 8 p.m.; repeats Monday at noon.
Three 60-something women find themselves standing at the crossroads of life. Financially stable with no problems other than where to meet for lunch, how to renovate the kitchen or where to next vacation, they face new adventures and chase new dreams.
“Iryu 3,” Sunday at 9 p.m.; repeats Monday at 1 p.m.
Several years after Ryutaro Asada left Meishin University Hospital, patients have declined due to the Takeo Noguchi scandal, a constant stream of lawsuits and lower-quality surgeons. So Team Medical Dragon once again reunites to revive the faltering Meishin.