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“Rikuoh (TBS),” premieres on Sunday, April 22, at 9 p.m. Miyazawa Koichi runs a small, but longstanding company which makes tabi (traditional Japanese socks). He is the CEO of the fourth generation company with about 20 employees. Due to a decrease in demand for tabi, the company is struggling to keep afloat.  In order to....
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“The Poor Heiress,” Sunday at 6 p.m. “The Poor Heiress” tells the story of two rival families in a Filipino-Chinese community: the Wongs and Sy clans. The families clash over differences in culture and traditions. But hidden beneath those differences may be relationships that tie the families together in ways they don’t realize. “Dr. Storks....
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“Happy Retirement (Parts 1 and 2),” Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 13, at 8 p.m. Shintaro Higuchi has worked in the government financial services division for 33 years and is looking forward to retiring in five years. But a bribery scandal suddenly comes to light within his division, and his supervisor assigns blame to Shintaro. Suddenly,....
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“The 68th Annual Red and White Song Contest,” Monday, Jan. 1, from 5-10 p.m. Kohaku Uta Gassen, more commonly known simply as Kohaku, is an annual music show produced by Japanese broadcaster NHK. The “Red and White Song Contest” is a program that divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams....
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“Homicide Team 9 – Season 6” (TV Asahi), premieres Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. Homicide Team 9, which is composed by the few elites, is the most unusual team in criminal investigation divisions of the Metropolitan Police Department. They are always at the top of the criminal arrest rate. They try to solve criminal....
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“Brass Dreams,” premieres on Monday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. A touching drama based on a true story about Koichi Hikuma, a former musician who walked away from the world of music after being involved in an accident. One day, Koichi is approached and asked to become the advisor of a small brass band at....
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“Kuroi Jukai,” airs on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Nobuko and Sachiko are sisters living together in Tokyo. They share a very close relationship ever since their parents died when they were young. One day, Nobuko leaves for a vacation, and Sachiko is shocked to receive word of her death that night. Even more....
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“The Last Witness,” airs Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Sadato Sakata was a highly regarded public prosecutor but now has his own law practice and specializes in criminal cases. One day, Sadato accepts a request to defend a successful businessman accused of murdering a woman he was having an affair with. The crime appears....
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“Keijiro Amemiya Documentary,” Thursday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. This special documents the life of Keijiro Amemiya, one of Japan’s influential businessmen in the early 1900s.  He played a key role in the Koshu Zaibatsu (financial group from the Province of Kai) and other various businesses. He began his career as a peddler and through....
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“My Destiny,” Sunday at 5 p.m. Lucas Matthew is told by a fortune teller that he will meet his true love at the age of 21. Meanwhile, a young girl named Grace is told the same thing by another fortune teller. Neither Lucas Matthew nor Grace takes the predictions seriously until years later when they....

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