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  • 06/23/14--18:09: NGN PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
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    “Tokoro-san no Me ga Ten! (Eye-Popping Science),” premieres on Friday, Aug. 1, at 8:30 p.m. A seemingly familiar and banal topic is put through a rigorous investigation each week. Things we normally take for granted turn out to be a lot more interesting, strange, and surprising than they seem. Experiments that at times seem silly or nonsensical lead to mind-blowing revelations! Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Keiji no Manazashi (Detective’s Gaze),” premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7:35 p.m. Fortysomething-year-old Nobuhito Natsume is a late-blooming rookie cop, having switched careers after many years as a legal counselor in a juvenile correctional institute. Natsume goes from a job of trusting people to one that requires doubting them. But he aims to get at the truth of a case in a deliberate, careful and sensitive means, speaking from his heart and digging up truths locked away in people’s minds. Taking on all manner of heinous crimes of varying motives, Natsume himself comes from a family victimized by crime, exuding the compassion that only those truly hurt by crime can understand, and squarely facing the loneliness of both criminals and victims. Fully subtitled in English. “Kansei! Dream House,” premieres on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 8:30 p.m. Architects build dream dwellings for regular folks. Often, the architects are acting under some sort of constraint. Sometimes, they’re working in a small space. Other times, they are trying to appease the residents. From design to completion of the “dream house” is shown. Fully subtitled in English. “Youkame no Semi (Rebirth),” premieres on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7:35 p.m. Kiwako has an affair with a married man. Kiwako is unable to conceive, so when her lover’s wife gives birth to a daughter, she kidnaps the baby and takes off. Kiwako raises the child as her own for four years until she is arrested. The child named Erina is then returned to her birth parents, but grows up resenting them. She decides to retrace the steps of her early life and goes to Shodoshima where she lived with Kiwako as a child. Erina discovers a shocking truth and is forced to make a decision. Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles. PREMIERE TITLES OF THE MONTH Aug. 1: “Bazoku Yakuza (Yakuza on Horseback),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Ozawa Shigehiro. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Hiroki Matsukata. A story of fearless horsemen in the open spaces of Manchuria. Koji Tsuruta stars as a gangster who serves in the cavalry and uses a Chinese sword to fight the enemy. Aug. 8: “Hokuriku Dairi Senso (The Shadow War of the Yakuza),” 1977 action film, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Sonny Chiba. The fight between a local small gang and the biggest family. In the setting of the Hokuriku region, where the snow and cold winds rage, battles among yakuza who value land over tradition are shown. Noboru Kawada uses any measure for survival, disregarding parents, brothers, and tradition. Aug. 15: “Ninkyo Kiso Garasu (Chivalrous Nature),” 1965 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka. A wanderer named Shinta finds himself falsely accused of a crime. Aug. 22: “Gang Chushingura (Gang Loyalty and Vengeance),” 1963 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, with an all-star cast. A modern gang version of “Chushingura,” chronicling almost scene for scene the Brave 47 Ronin story, transposed from the Genroku Period to the Showa Era. Aug. 29: “Shorinji Kenpo (The Killing Machine),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Sonny Chiba and Yutaka Nakajima. “Mr. Soh,” who is based on the true-life founder of Shorinji Kempo, devotes himself to spreading the arts. A righteous man with a cold stare and fists of steel, he returns to a lawless post-war Japan from Manchuria in 1946. He protects the weak, defends the poor and knocks some good sense into friends and enemies alike. NGN3 MOVIE OF THE MONTH “Nintama Rantaro (Ninja Kids),” 2011 comedy, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Directed by Takashi Miike. Starring Seishiro Kato and Hiroki Matsukata. A family-oriented comedy film directed by Takashi Miike about the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy. Rantaro comes from a family of bad ninjas and has been sent off to Ninja School to break the streak of unsuccessful ninjas in the family. During the summer, they are challenged by a group of rival ninjas, which culminates in a race to ring a bell on top of a mountain. NGN3 COMMUNITY FAVORITE “Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko (The Idle Vassal Tribute),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 48 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Utaemon Ichikawa and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Master swordsman and loyal vassal, Mondonosuke Saotome, is sent to investigate an intrigue centering on the Date clan. Ichikawa Utaemon’s 300th movie. A must see for all samurai fans featuring Japan’s most celebrated samurai stars! NGN3 Movies (in alphabetical order) “Aloha Buddha,” 2011 documentary, 1 hour and 12 minutes. Directed by Bill Ferehawk and Dylan Robertson. Brought over by Japanese immigrants who came to work on the sugar plantations, Buddhism played a key role in shaping Hawai‘i’s religious identity. Today, however, the religion is fading and the temples are closing. By talking to the elders we discover the aloha spirit and important history that uniquely define Buddhism in Hawai‘i. “Dendera,” 2011 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Daisuke Tengan. Starring Ruriko Asaoka and Mitsuko Baisho. Fifty elderly women are abandoned to die on a snow covered mountain, but instead work together to build their own village named “Dendera.” Some want to live the final years of their lives out in peace, while others want revenge against the villagers who left them to die. “Hanagasa Wakashuu (A Martial Crowd),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Denjiro Okouchi and Hashizo Okawa. As a result of a superstitious belief that twins bring bad luck to the family, newborn twin princesses are separated. Yukihime, who was sent away to be raised by a yakuza family in Edo, returns home after many years to settle an old score. “Hizakura Daimyo (The Hectic Lord),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 22 minutes. Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Keiko Okawa. A lord and princess elope to escape forced marriages. “Isan Sozoku (Estate Inheritance),” 1990 drama, 1 hour and 50 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Yoshiko Sakuma, Masumi Miyazaki and Misa Shimizu. The unexpected death of Fujishima Motoharu, president of a medium-sized firm, triggers a fierce battle over his estate inheritance among family members. “Kimi no Na wa (Always in My Heart, Part 1),” 1953 drama, 2 hours and 9 minutes. Directed by Hideo Oba. Starring Keiko Kishi and Keiji Sada. Machiko Ujiie and Haruki Atomiya first meet and fall in love on Ginza’s Sukiyabashi Bridge during the Great Tokyo Air Raid in March 1945. Machiko and Haruki pledge to meet again at the bridge in six months but part without asking each other’s names. Part one of three. “Nihon Ansatsu Hiroku (Assassination: Right or Wrong),” 1969 action/drama, 2 hours and 21 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Sonny Chiba and Tomisaburo Wakayama. This anthology film consists of nine incidents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when assassins changed the course of Japanese history. Famous men were assassinated under Japan’s growing militarism. “Nihon Kyokakuden Kaminarimon no Ketto (The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate),” 1966 action film, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Ken Takakura and Kanbi Fujiyama. The life of entertainers in Asakusa’s pleasure quarters. An exciting yakuza story with superb action. “Nogitsunebue Hanafubuki Ichiban Matoi (Glorious Firefighter’s Standard),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 17 minutes. Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma and Satomi Oka. Firefighter Sanji learns the secret of his birth. “Onmitsu Kenshi (The Detective Fencer),” 1964 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Sadao Funadoko. Starring Koichi Oose and Junko Fuji. Young swordsman Shintaro must fight against evil officials who plot to overthrow the youthful Shogun. “Ookami Yakuza Koroshi wa Ore ga Yaru (Yakuza Wolf),” 1972 action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Takeichi Saito. Starring Sonny Chiba and Koji Nanbara. A fearless man confronts a yakuza organization pushing the envelope of extravagant & all sorts of violence. “Ooku Juhakkei (Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem),” 1986 drama, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Kyoko Tsujisawa and Mami Nomura. In a quest to find the missing woman who might bear the child of the shogun, Genshiro, a doctor, must go out and try out different women to see if they carry the child, and if so to abort her child. “Oshin Soshuhen (Oshin Special),” 1983 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Hiroyuki Deguchi. Starring Asako Kobayashi and Yuko Tanaka. As one of six children, Oshin is sent out to work at the tender age of 7. Grueling childhood employment allows her to help support her family. As she matures, her father has his sights set on her becoming a barmaid, but her dying sister has a different wish. The future is always uncertain for Oshin, but her strength of spirit and loyalty to her family serve her well. “Sannin no Bakuto (Three Gamblers),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Kyosuke Machida. Gambling duo Naojiro and Kansuke endure hardships to rescue Naojiro’s family. “Shin Abashiri Bangaichi Ryujin Misaki no Ketto (New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 49 minutes. Directed by Furuhata Yasuo. Starring Ken Takakura and Takashi Shimura. Suehiro Katsuji, a prisoner of Abashiri, is sent to Shikoku to work at a dock where a fierce turf battle takes place between a local gang and the dock operator. “Tengoku no Taizai (Heavenly Sin),” 1992 drama, 1 hour and 54 minutes. Directed by Toshio Masuda. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga and Omar Sharif. Elite lawyer Ryoko enlists the help of a foreign mafia in rescuing her son from a criminal who holds grudge against her. “Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Shinya no Shibijin (Case of a Young Lord 5),” 1957 jidaigeki, 58 minutes. Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Michiko Hoshi. A young lord solves the mystery of multiple murders involving a young couple and a woman. “Youkame no Semi (Rebirth),” 2011 drama, 2 hours and 27 minutes. Directed by Izuru Narushima. Starring Mao Inoue and Hiromi Nagasaku. Kiwako has an affair with a married man. Kiwako is unable to conceive, so when her lover’s wife gives birth to a daughter, she kidnaps the baby and takes off. Kiwako raises the child as her own for four years until she is arrested. The child named Erina is then returned to her birth parents, but grows up resenting them. She decides to retrace the steps of her early life and goes to Shodoshima where she lived with Kiwako as a child. Erina discovers a shocking truth and is forced to make a decision. “Yumechiyo Nikki (Yumechiyo),” 1985 drama, 2 hours and 9 minutes. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kinya Kitaooji and Yuko Natori. Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man innocent of a false murder charge and in the process discovers love for the first time in his arms. “Zoku Jirocho Sangokushi (The Kingdom of Jirocho 2),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Yoshiko Sakuma. Jirocho and his henchmen befriend Ishimatsu, a wanderer in Mishima.

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  • 07/16/14--09:26: NGN3 August Movie Schedule
  • FRIDAY, AUG. 1 Midnight – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 1:40 a.m.– Three Gamblers 3:10 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 5:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 6:10 a.m. – Yumechiyo 8:20 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 9:40 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 11:30 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 1 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 3:30 p.m. – Aloha Buddha 4:50 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:20 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 7:50 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 9:30 p.m. – Heavenly Sin 11:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 SATURDAY, AUG. 2 1:20 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 3:20 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 5:20 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 6:50 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 8:20 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 10 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 11:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 12:50 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 3:20 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 4:50 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 6:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 8 p.m. – Ninja Kids 9:50 p.m. – Yumechiyo SUNDAY, AUG. 3 Midnight – A Martial Crowd 1:30 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 3:30 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 5 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 6:40 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 8:10 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 9:40 a.m. – Yumechiyo 11:50 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 1:10 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 2:40 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 4:50 p.m. – Ninja Kids 6:40 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 8:40 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 10:10 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong MONDAY, AUG. 4 12:40 a.m. ­– New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 2:30 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 4:30 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 6:30 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 8 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 9:40 a.m. – Three Gamblers 11:10 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 1:20 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 3 p.m. – Three Gamblers 4:30 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 6 p.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 1 7:40 p.m. – A Martial Crowd 9:10 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 11:40 p.m. – The Heroic Lord TUESDAY, AUG. 5 1:10 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 2:30 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 4:20 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 6:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 7:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 8:50 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 10:30 a.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 1 12:10 p.m. – A Martial Crowd 1:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 3:20 p.m. – Heavenly Sin 5:20 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 7:10 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 9:10 p.m. – Rebirth 11:40 p.m. – The Detective Fencer WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6 1:10 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 3:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 5 a.m. – Yumechiyo 7:10 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 8:30 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 10 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute Noon – Aloha Buddha 1:20 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 2:50 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 4:20 p.m. – Rebirth 6:50 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 8:10 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 10 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 11:30 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong THURSDAY, AUG. 7 2 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 3 a.m. – Yumechiyo 5:10 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 7 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 8:30 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 11 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 12:20 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 2:20 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 4:10 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 5:40 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 7:10 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 9:20 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 11 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem FRIDAY, AUG. 8 1 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 2 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 4 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 5:30 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 7:20 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 8:50 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 10:20 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 12:30 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 2:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 4:20 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 5:50 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 8:20 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 10 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute SATURDAY, AUG. 9 Midnight – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 1:20 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 3:10 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 4:50 a.m. – Three Gamblers 6:20 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 8:20 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 9:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 10:50 a.m. – Yumechiyo 1 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 2:50 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 4:20 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 6 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 8 p.m. – Dendera 10 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 11:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 SUNDAY, AUG. 10 1:20 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 3:20 a.m. – Yumechiyo 5:30 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 6:50 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 8:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 9:50 a.m. – Three Gamblers 11:20 a.m. – Dendera 1:20 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 2:50 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 4:30 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 6 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 7:40 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 9:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 10:40 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard MONDAY, AUG. 11 Midnight – Estate Inheritance 1:50 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 3:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 6:30 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 8 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 9:40 a.m. – Three Gamblers 11:10 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 12:30 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 2 p.m. – Ninja Kids 3:50 p.m. – Yumechiyo 6 p.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 2 7:40 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 9:40 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 11:10 p.m. – The Detective Fencer TUESDAY, AUG. 12 12:40 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 3:10 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 4:40 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 7:10 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 8:30 a.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 2 10:10 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 12:10 p.m. – Ninja Kids 2 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 3:50 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 5:30 p.m. – Heavenly Sin 7:30 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 9:10 p.m. – Three Gamblers 10:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 11:40 p.m. – Yumechiyo WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 1:50 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 3:50 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 5:20 a.m. – Yumechiyo 7:30 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 8:50 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 10:20 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 11:50 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 1:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 2:50 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 4:10 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 6 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 7:30 p.m. – Rebirth 10 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 11:50 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem THURSDAY, AUG. 14 1:50 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 3:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 5:40 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 7:30 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 9 a.m. – Three Gamblers 10:30 a.m. – Yakuza Wolf Noon – Rebirth 2:30 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 4 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 5:50 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 7:20 p.m. – Three Gamblers 8:50 p.m. – Dendera 10:50 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute FRIDAY, AUG. 15 12:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 2:40 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 4:20 a.m. – Three Gamblers 5:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 6:50 a.m. – Yumechiyo 9 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 10:30 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 1 p.m. – Dendera 3 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 4:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 6:20 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 8:20 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature 9:50 p.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong SATURDAY, AUG. 16 12:20 a.m. – Yumechiyo 2:30 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 3:50 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 6:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 7:50 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 9:30 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 11:30 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 1:20 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 3:20 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 4:40 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 6:30 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 8 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 10:10 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 11:40 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature SUNDAY, AUG. 17 1:10 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 3:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 5 a.m. – Yakuza Wolf 6:30 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 8:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 9:10 a.m. – Yumechiyo 11:20 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 1:20 p.m. – A Martial Crowd 2:50 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 5 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 6:40 p.m. – Aloha Buddha 8 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 9:30 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 11:10 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute MONDAY, AUG. 18 1:10 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 2:40 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 4:10 a.m. – Yumechiyo 6:20 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 7:40 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 9:10 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 10:40 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 1:10 p.m. – Aloha Buddha 2:30 p.m. – Heavenly Sin 4:30 p.m. – A Martial Crowd 6 p.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 3 7:40 p.m. – Yumechiyo 9:50 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 11:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback TUESDAY, AUG. 19 1 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 3 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 4 a.m. – Three Gamblers 5:30 a.m. – Yakuza Wolf 7 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 8 a.m. – Yumechiyo 10:10 a.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 3 11:50 a.m. – Yumechiyo 2 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 3:50 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 5:20 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:50 p.m. – Dendera 8:50 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 10:50 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 12:40 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 2 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 3:50 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 6:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 7:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 8:50 a.m. – Yumechiyo 11 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 12:40 p.m. – Three Gamblers 2:10 p.m. – Dendera 4:10 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 5:40 p.m. – Ninja Kids 7:30 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 9:30 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 11 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate THURSDAY, AUG. 21 12:40 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 2:10 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 3:40 a.m. – Three Gamblers 5:10 a.m. – Yakuza Wolf 6:40 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 9:10 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 10:30 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 12:10 p.m. – Three Gamblers 1:40 p.m. – Ninja Kids 3:30 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 5:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 7 p.m. – Heavenly Sin 9 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 11 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 FRIDAY, AUG. 22 Midnight – Yumechiyo 2:10 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 3:30 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 5 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 6:40 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 8 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 9:30 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 11:20 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 12:50 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 2:40 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 4:40 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 6:10 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 8:20 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 10 p.m. – Three Gamblers 11:30 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 SATURDAY, AUG. 23 12:30 a.m. – Yumechiyo 2:40 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 4:30 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 6 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 7:20 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 9:10 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 11:20 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 1 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 3 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 4:50 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 6:10 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 8 p.m. – Rebirth 10:30 p.m. – The Detective Fencer SUNDAY, AUG. 24 Midnight – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 1:40 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 3:20 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 5:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 6:20 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 8:20 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 9:50 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 11:20 a.m. – Rebirth 1:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 2:50 p.m. – Yumechiyo 5 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:30 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 8 p.m. – Ninja Kids 9:50 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 11:50 p.m. – The Heroic Lord MONDAY, AUG. 25 1:20 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 3 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 4:50 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 6:50 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8:20 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 10:50 a.m. – Yumechiyo 2:50 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 4:30 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6 p.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 4 7:40 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 9:30 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 11 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback TUESDAY, AUG. 26 12:40 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 2:40 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 4:10 a.m. – Yumechiyo 6:20 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 7:40 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 9:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 10:40 a.m. – Oshin Digest, Part 4 12:20 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 2:10 p.m. – Aloha Buddha 3:30 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 5 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 7 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 8:50 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 11 p.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 12:40 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 3:10 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 4:40 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 6 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 7:50 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 10:20 a.m. – Aloha Buddha 11:40 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 1:20 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 3 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 4:30 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 1 6:40 p.m. – Three Gamblers 8:10 p.m. – Dendera 10:10 p.m. – Heavenly Sin THURSDAY, AUG. 28 12:10 a.m. – A Martial Crowd 1:40 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 3:20 a.m. – Heavenly Sin 5:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 6:20 a.m. – Yumechiyo 8:30 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 10:10 a.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 12:10 p.m. – Dendera 2:10 p.m. – Yakuza Wolf 3:40 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 5:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 6:40 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 8:10 p.m. – Rebirth 10:40 p.m. – Yumechiyo FRIDAY, AUG. 29 12:50 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 2:10 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 3:40 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong 6:10 a.m. – Estate Inheritance 8 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 9:30 a.m. – Assassination: Right or Wrong Noon – The Heroic Lord 1:30 p.m. – Rebirth 4 p.m. – The Detective Fencer 5:30 p.m. – The Idle Vassal Tribute 7:30 p.m. – The Killing Machine 9 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 10:50 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 2 SATURDAY, AUG. 30 12:20 a.m. – Yumechiyo 2:30 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 3:50 a.m. – Three Gamblers 5:20 a.m. – Yakuza Wolf 6:50 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 8:20 a.m. – The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate 10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5 11 a.m. – Yumechiyo 1:10 p.m. – A Martial Crowd 2:40 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 4:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 6 p.m. – Heavenly Sin 8 p.m. – Ninja Kids 9:50 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 11:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 SUNDAY, AUG. 31 1:30 a.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 3:30 a.m. – The Detective Fencer 5 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 6:30 a.m. – Yakuza Wolf 8 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 9:40 a.m. – Ninja Kids 11:30 a.m. – Yumechiyo 1:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2 3:30 p.m. – Dolls of the Shogun’s Harem 5:30 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 6:50 p.m. – Estate Inheritance 8:40 p.m. – The Killing Machine 10:10 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2

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  • 07/16/14--09:27: KIKU – Channel 9
  • “Office in the Sky,” premieres Sunday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. Rika Inaba dreamed about being a reporter from the time she was a child and works in her dream job as a director at the Teito TV Network. However, her aggressive style of interviewing causes her to be transferred against her will to become the co-director of an evening information program. In her new assignment, Rika is put in charge of a special feature focused on the Self Defense Forces and uniformed personnel. Angry at having her dream destroyed, Rika is determined to make a comeback as a reporter, and searches constantly for whatever scoop may be found in the military. “King of the House,” premieres Monday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. Yosuke Kurumisawa is a popular news anchorman, also known as KING. His interviews are very engaging and he is able to keep his emotional center while fighting for justice. Kurumisawa has great support from his viewers but prefers to keep his personal life private. At home, he is just your average husband and a father to three children. “Broken Vow (Filipino drama),” Sunday at 5 p.m. Roberto Sebastian falls in love with a country girl, Melissa Santiago. On their wedding day, Roberto learns Melissa was raped and is now pregnant. He cannot live with this, so he abandons her. With her perfect world shattered, Melissa attempts to take her own life only to be saved by Felix Castro. Their love blooms and Felix vows to win Melissa’s trust. But Roberto contemplates reuniting with Melissa. Will she give him a second chance? “Losing Heaven” (Filipino drama w/ English subtitles), Sunday at 6 p.m. Ellery and Bridgitte have been best friends since childhood. The best friends become sisters when Bridgitte’s parents die and she is adopted by Ellery’s dad. Their lives and relationship as best friends/sisters continue until Jonas enters their lives. Starring Carla Abellana, Michelle Madrigal and Mike Tan. “Strategist Kanbe,” Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday at 8 p.m. The 2014 Taiga drama, “Strategist Kanbe,” is about the life story of Yoshitaka Kuroda, otherwise known as Kanbei Kuroda, who was the chief strategist for Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Yoshitaka was born on Dec. 22, 1546, and was a daimyo (lord) during the late Sengoku through early Edo periods. (The Sengoku period is often referred to as the warring period and was a time of great social, political and military upheaval.) Kanbe was a brilliant military strategist and faithful to Toyotomi. Starring Junichi Okada, Miki Nakatani, Kyoheo Shibata, Nao Toda and Raita Ryu. “Mysteries of Asia,” Sunday at 9 p.m. Asia is a mix of ancient cultures and fast-growing technology. This program explores cities across Asia, visiting famous landmarks and the hot new nightspots. “Doko ga TV,” Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Pali Ka‘aihue and Sachiko Uchida bring their popular show about all things Japan to KIKU. This family-fun show showcases the best of Japan‘s history, food, lifestyle, people, attractions and pop culture that so many people in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland find interesting. “Soko ga Shiritai,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. The wildly popular docu-tainment/info-logue that takes you all over Japan seeking out everything from customs, to food and all things interesting. Satisfy your need to know! “Mr. Son-in-Law,” Monday at 9 p.m. After the death of his father-in-law, Hiromasa Akiyoshi is forced to run as mayor by his mother-in-law Otome. He does not welcome fights and finds happiness in an ordinary life and initially refuses to enter the election. However, with the support of his wife Mari and other people around them, he eventually resigns himself to the decision to run. Starring Atsuko Watanabe, Yoshie Ichige, Yuka Kurotani, Marie Soda and Runa Matsumoto. “The Inner Chamber,” Tuesday at 9 p.m. During the Edo period under the rule of Tokugawa Iemitsu, an epidemic affecting only men and boys dramatically decreased the male population to one fourth that of females. Shogun Iemitsu falls ill and dies. The head lady, Kasuga no Tsubone is concerned about the future of the Tokugawa family and begins training a girl to become the next Shogun. Mystery Theater airs on Wednesday at 8 p.m.; repeats Thursday at noon. “Doctor X,” Thursday at 8 p.m. Michiko Daimon is a freelance doctor. She was dispatched to a university hospital that lost a number of doctors all at once because of harsh work conditions. When Michiko arrives at the hospital dressed like a fashion model, other doctors cannot hide their surprise. But more than her appearance, it is what she does in the hospital that creates a major stir. “Partners 10,” airs Thursday at 9 p.m. Season 10 is here! The Special Mission Task Team sounds more important than it is. Positioned in the lowest section of the Metropolitan Police Department, it is headed by Ukyo Sugishita. Co-workers have nicknamed Ukyo “the gravekeeper of human resources” because it appears that anyone who works under Ukyo eventually leaves the office. However, the other reason for this name is that when Ukyo first transferred to this section, all of his direct reports somehow died mysteriously. Starring Yutaka Mizutani as the calm, meticulous elder partner who plays Detective Ukyo Sugishita. “Ultraman Leo,” Friday at 6:30 p.m. In the tradition of “Kikaida,” KIKU-TV brings sci-fi, live-action hero drama back to Hawai‘i television! “Ultraman Leo” was produced and first aired in the mid-1970s, and was the seventh show in the Ultra series about warriors from other planets who help defend Earth against monsters and alien invaders. “Mission to Kill (Hissatsu Shigotonin),” Friday at 8 p.m. Shigotonin refers to a team of hired assassins. In this samurai drama consisting of multiple series and specials, police are left to unravel crimes committed by hired assassins. What becomes obvious is that the real criminals are not just the assassins, but the people who hired them. Starring Noriyuki Higashiyama, Masahiro Matsuoka, Emi Wakui and Makoto Fujita. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. Although Japan is a relatively small country geographically, each prefecture has its own traditions, dialects, and . . . foods!!! This program takes us to the secret places throughout Japan known to the people of the area and introduces us to things unique to each place.

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  • 07/16/14--09:28: KBFD
  • “Rosy Day,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. Song-Jung Han is a novel writer. She is also a single mother who has raised three daughters: Da-Ae, Da-Jung and Da-In and struggles to let them marry good men. Starring: Mi-Sook Kim, Hwang Woo Seul Hye, Se-Young Park and Woo-Ri Ko. “Doctor Stranger,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. When Park Hoon was a child, he and his father, who had defected to South Korea years ago, are captured and returned to North Korea. Park Hoon becomes a genius doctor, just like his father. After becoming an accomplished chest surgeon, Park Hoon defects to South Korea and goes to work in the prestigious Dongwoo University Hospital. As he tries to adjust to his new life in South Korea, Park Hoon does his best to work alongside Jae-Joon Han, a Harvard graduate who first discovers Park Hoon’s talent, while catching the eye of Soo-Hyun Oh, Jae-Joon’s fiancée and the daughter of the hospital chairman. Anesthesiologist Jae-Hee Song bears a strong resemblance to Seung-Hee Han, Park Hoon’s girlfriend back in the North whom he wants desperately to come join him. Can he do what it takes to make a new life for himself and his love in the South? Starring Jong-Suk Lee, Hae-Jin Park, Se-Jeon Jin and Su-Ra Kang. “Can We Love,” Monday and Tuesday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “Can We Love” tells the story of three very close friends — Jung-wan Yoon, Sun-mi Kim and Kwon Ji-hyun Kwon, who are all 39 years old and with their own set of problems. Jung-wan is a divorcée with a kid and financial problems. She is a scriptwriter but works part-time at a market. She starts to work with a very famous director, Kyung-soo Oh. Sun-mi is a successful decorator who is single. She is seen as an “old maid who is dying to get married” by her ex-boyfriend who dated her for her money. Ji-hyun is married to a businessman. She lives a nice life aside from the problems with her mother-in-law and rebellious teenage daughter. To make matters worse, her secret first love, film company CEO Do-young Ahn, works with Jung-wan and her husband is one of the investors in Do-young’s company. Starring Eugene, Tae-Woong Uhm, Yu-Mi Kim, Jung-Yoon Choi and Sung-Su Kim. “One Well-Raised Daughter,” Monday-Thursday at 10:25 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. A family has owned a soy sauce company for hundreds of years. Parents in the current generation family only have daughters. To inherit their company “Bull Soy Sauce,” the fourth daughter is raised as a boy and eventually disguises herself as a man. Starring Han-byul Park, Tae-kon Lee, Eun-woo Jung and Se-in Yoon. “You’re All Surrounded,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:45 p.m. “You’re All Surrounded” follows four twenty-something-year-old rookie detectives at a police station in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. The four rookie detectives — Eun Dae-Koo, Eo Soo-Sun, Park Tae-Il and Ji Kook — arrive at the Gangnam Police Station for their first day of work. None of them ever dreamed of becoming a detective. They then meet Pan-Seok Seo, the chief investigator for the No. 3 team. Starring Seung-Gi Lee, Ara Go, Jae-Hyeon Ahn, Jung-Min Park and Seung-Won Cha. “Empress Ki,” Wednesday and Thursday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. A romance historic drama depicting the love and battle of a woman from Goryeo who becomes a powerful Empress of the Yuan Empire. Starring Ji-won Ha, Jin-mo Joo, Chang-wook Ji and Jin-hee Baek. “Endless Love,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. A period drama about Korean politics and financial situation in the 1970-1990s, as seen through the life of a woman. After a traumatic past of witnessing her mother’s death, In Ae Seo grows up as ambitious, and sharp-minded woman who knows how to grab people’s hearts, while still holding hope to one day avenge her mother. Since childhood, her life has been entangled with two opposite-personalities brothers from poor fisherman family, Kwang Hoon Han and Kwang Chul Han. Starring Jung Eum Hwang, Soo Young Ryu and Kyung Ho Jung. “Only My Love,” Friday-Sunday at 9:25 p.m./ re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. Premieres on Sunday, July 13. Eun-Jung was raised by a mother who shined shoes for a living. She marries Sung-Jae, but falls into trouble after her husband and mother-in-law commit a crime. Eun-Jung loses everything and has to work her way up from the very bottom to become a success. Starring Min-Young Lee and Jae-Hee Song.

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  • 08/19/14--02:59: KIKU — Channel 9
  • Special AND NEW Programs “Ninja Sarurobi III,” premieres Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Saturday at 7 p.m. In the 1650’s, a young man decides his own fate as he struggles to find his path in life. Sasuke III, grandson of the legendary ninja Sarutobi Sasuke, has lost his way in the world of peaceful living-he is, in effect, a ninja on moratorium. In an unexpected turn of events in which he becomes tangled in a secret plot, he is entrusted with the care of Oici, the daughter of a chief retainer, on her way to Kyoto. “I’ll Still Love You in 10 Years,” (miniseries) airs from Monday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. A romantic drama about a woman unlucky in love. One day, Rika notices a man shadowing her. He tells her he is her husband from 10 years in the future, but that he has slipped back in time to prevent their marriage. Why did he come back in time to prevent their marriage? What reason could there be that Hiroshi would travel back in time to undo Rika’s happiness? “Yasu,” airs Monday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at noon. This is a heartwarming story about the unbreakable bond between a father and son, regardless of what may come between them. Yasu is a truck driver in Hiroshima, living a happy life with his family in the 1960’s. But his life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a freak accident caused by their young son. Yasu dedicates his life to raising his son alone, always with the desire to shelter his son from the truth behind his wife’s death. “LA’s Top Ramen,” airs Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 9 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. Ramen has taken the United States by storm, and this special takes viewers on a tour of the top 10 ramen restaurants in Los Angeles. “Investigator Mariko Special,” airs Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Thursday, Sept. 11 at noon. Crimes today utilize increasingly clever tricks and techniques. The police and crime laboratories must respond to these crimes quickly and with scientific knowledge. The lab must deal with such diverse tasks as analysis of hair, blood type, DNA, voice pattern and handwriting, as well as polygraphs, the reconstruction of facial features, and superimposing. The lab forms the main stage for this drama, which follows a female lab agent as she goes about her work. Mariko Sakaki, the main character, practices forensic medicine at the crime laboratory of the Kyoto Prefecture Police Department. “Mission to Kill Special,” airs Friday, Sept. 12, at 9 p.m. Shigotonin are assassins hired by victims of crime to avenge wrongs committed against them. Hiring an assassin would also be considered a crime, but when you get to know the victims, you come to sympathize with them. This special stars Makoto Fujita in one of his final appearances. “A Pierrot Praying to the Moon,” airs on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. Shizuru is a single woman living with her mother and grandmother in the countryside. She works at a medical clinic for a doctor who is a former classmate, but she herself has no social life. One day, as she is buying books for the children who come to the clinic, she recalls a book she knew as a child. She goes onto the internet to find the book, which is titled “A Pierrot Praying for the Moon.” Her search is successful, and after acquiring the book, she begins an online conversation with the man who sold her the book. The conversation becomes more and more personal, and soon, Shizuru has someone and something to look forward to in her life. “Welcome to Japanese Food!” airs on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9:30 p.m. A Japanese food reality special. Subtitled in English. “The Housekeeper 2,” airs Sunday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday, Sept. 15, at noon. Nobuko is a plain, unattractive woman with disheveled hair who is hired as a housekeeper, this time for the wealthy Uehara family, which manages a cosmetic surgery clinic. As usual, Nobuko’s beauty is disguised behind unattractive clothes and other features, making her almost invisible to the family around her, making it easier to learn all of their secrets. “Doubles,” premieres Monday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Detectives Yamashita and Tashiro are transferred into Division 0. They both have conflicting views and different personalities. But what they have in common are their sense of righteousness and their compassion for others. They may risk their lives in their fast-paced investigation, but this magnificent duo will always catch the bad guys in the end. “Hidamari no Ki,” premires Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Friday at noon. It is 1855, the year following the Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States and Japan. A 26-year-old samurai, Manjiro Ibuya, has succeeded his father and tries to make a name for himself by training more seriously than everyone else. His efforts irritate the other samurai. REGULAR PROGRAMS “Broken Vow (Filipino drama),” Sunday at 5 p.m. Roberto Sebastian falls in love with a country girl, Melissa Santiago. On their wedding day, Roberto learns Melissa was raped and is now pregnant. He cannot live with this, so he abandons her. With her perfect world shattered, Melissa attempts to take her own life only to be saved by Felix Castro. Their love blooms and Felix vows to win Melissa’s trust. But Roberto contemplates reuniting with Melissa. Will she give him a second chance? “Losing Heaven” (Filipino drama w/ English subtitles), Sunday at 6 p.m. Ellery and Bridgitte have been best friends since childhood. The best friends become sisters when Bridgitte’s parents die and she is adopted by Ellery’s dad. Their lives and relationship as best friends/sisters continue until Jonas enters their lives. Starring Carla Abellana, Michelle Madrigal and Mike Tan. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. Although Japan is a relatively small country geographically, each prefecture has its own traditions, dialects, and . . . foods!!! This program takes us to the secret places throughout Japan known to the people of the area and introduces us to things unique to each place.      

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  • 08/19/14--02:59: NGN Programs
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    MONDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Yakuza on Horseback 1:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 6:30 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8 a.m. – Balloon 9:40 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 11:20 a.m. – On Patrol 1 p.m. – The Killing Machine 2:30 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 4 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 6:10 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 7:50 p.m. – In Search of Mother 9:20 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 11 p.m. – Lord Mito TUESDAY, SEPT. 2 12:50 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 3:40 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 5:20 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 6:50 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 8:20 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 10:30 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 12:10 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 1:40 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 3:10 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 4:50 p.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 6:20 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 8 p.m. – Second Virginity 9:50 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 11:30 p.m. – On Patrol WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 1:10 a.m. – The Killing Machine 2:40 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 4:20 a.m. – Lord Mito 6:10 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 7:40 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 9:20 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 12:10 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 1:50 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 3:30 p.m. – Second Virginity 5:20 p.m. – Heso Mori 7:10 p.m. – In Search of Mother 8:40 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 10:10 p.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 11:40 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature THURSDAY, SEPT. 4 1:10 a.m. – Balloon 2:50 a.m. – The Killing Machine 4:20 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 5:50 a.m. – Lord Mito 7:40 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 10:30 a.m. – Balloon 12:10 p.m. – Heso Mori 2 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 3:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 5:10 p.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 6:40 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 8:20 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 10 p.m. – Lord Mito 11:50 p.m. – Enlightened Priest FRIDAY, SEPT. 5 2:40 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 4:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 6 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 7:30 a.m. – In Search of Mother 9 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 10:40 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 12:20 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 1:50 p.m. – The Killing Machine 3:20 p.m. – Kon-Shin 5:40 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 7:20 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 9:10 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 10:40 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 12:20 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 2 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 3:30 a.m. – Balloon 5:10 a.m. – In Search of Mother 6:40 a.m. – On Patrol 8:20 a.m. – The Killing Machine 9:50 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 11:20 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 12:50 p.m. – Kon-shin 3:10 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 4:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 6:20 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 8 p.m. – Go, Masao! 10 p.m. – In Search of Mother 11:30 p.m. – The Killing Machine SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 1 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 2:30 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 4 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 5:40 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 7:20 a.m. – Lord Mito 9:10 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 10:40 a.m. – Balloon 12:20 p.m. – Enlightened Priest 3:10 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 4:50 p.m. – Go, Masao! 6:50 p.m. – Lord Mito 8:40 p.m. – In Search of Mother 10:10 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 11:50 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga MONDAY, SEPT. 8 1:30 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 3 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 4:40 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 6:10 a.m. – Lord Mito 8 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 10:50 a.m. – Balloon 12:30 p.m. – Heso Mori 2:20 p.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 3:50 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5:30 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 7 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 8:40 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 10:30 p.m. – On Patrol TUESDAY, SEPT. 9 12:10 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 1:50 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 3:20 a.m. – On Patrol 5 a.m. – The Killing Machine 6:30 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 8 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 9:30 a.m. – Heso Mori 11:20 a.m. – In Search of Mother 12:50 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 2:30 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 4 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 5:40 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature 7:10 p.m. – Kon-Shin 9:30 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 11 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 12:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 2:20 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 3:50 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 5:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 7 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 8:30 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 11:20 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 1 p.m. – The Killing Machine 2:30 p.m. – Kon-Shin 4:50 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 6:20 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 8:30 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature 10 p.m. – Balloon 11:40 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me THURSDAY, SEPT. 11 1:20 a.m. – Lord Mito 3:10 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 4:50 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 6:40 a.m. – In Search of Mother 8:10 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 9:50 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 Noon – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 1:40 p.m. – On Patrol 3:20 p.m. – The Killing Machine 4:50 p.m. – Enlightened Priest 7:40 p.m. – Go, Masao! 9:40 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 11:20 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 12:50 a.m. – Balloon 2:30 a.m. – In Search of Mother 4 a.m. – Lord Mito 5:50 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 8:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 10:20 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 11:50 a.m. – Go, Masao! 1:50 p.m. – Lord Mito 3:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 5:20 p.m. – Second Virginity 7:10 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 9:30 p.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 11 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 SATURDAY, SEPT. 13 12:40 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 2:10 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 3:40 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5:20 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 6:50 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 8:30 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 10:10 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 11:40 a.m. – Second Virginity 1:30 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:10 p.m. – In Search of Mother 4:40 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 6:20 p.m. – Balloon 8 p.m. – Heso Mori 9:50 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 11:40 p.m. – On Patrol SUNDAY, SEPT. 14 1:20 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 2:50 a.m. – Balloon 4:30 a.m. – Lord Mito 6:20 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 9:10 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 10:50 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 12:20 p.m. – Heso Mori 2:10 p.m. – In Search of Mother 3:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 5:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 6:50 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 9 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 10:40 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin MONDAY, SEPT. 15 12:10 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 1:50 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 3:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 6:40 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8:10 a.m. – On Patrol 9:50 a.m. – The Killing Machine 11:20 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 12:50 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 3 p.m. – Kon-Shin 5:20 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 6:50 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 8:20 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 10:40 p.m. – Balloon TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 12:20 a.m. – In Search of Mother 1:50 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 3:30 a.m. – Lord Mito 5:20 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 6:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 8:30 a.m. – The Killing Machine 10 a.m. – Kon-Shin 12:20 p.m. – Enlightened Priest 3:10 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 4:50 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 6:30 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 8:10 p.m. – Go, Masao! 10:10 p.m. – In Search of Mother 11:40 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 1:10 a.m. – Balloon 2:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 4:30 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 6 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 7:30 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 9:10 a.m. – Balloon 10:50 a.m. – In Search of Mother 12:20 p.m. – Go, Masao! 2:20 p.m. – Lord Mito 4:10 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 5:50 p.m. – Second Virginity 7:40 p.m. – The Killing Machine 9:10 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 10:40 p.m. – Lord Mito THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 12:30 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 3:20 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 5 a.m. – Lord Mito 6:50 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 9:40 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 11:20 a.m. – Balloon 1 p.m. – Heso Mori 2:50 p.m. – Second Virginity 4:40 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 6:20 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 8 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 9:30 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 11:10 p.m. – Eleven Samurai FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 1 a.m. – In Search of Mother 2:30 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 4:10 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 5:40 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 7:20 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 9 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 10:30 a.m. – Heso Mori 12:20 p.m. – In Search of Mother 1:50 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 4 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 5:40 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 7:20 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 8:50 p.m. – On Patrol 10:30 p.m. – The Killing Machine SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 Midnight – Japan’s Don Emerges 2:20 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 3:50 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 5:40 a.m. – On Patrol 7:20 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 8:50 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 11 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 1:50 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 3:30 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 5 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 6:30 p.m. – The Killing Machine 8 p.m. – Kon-Shin 10:20 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 Midnight – Lord Mito 1:50 a.m. – On Patrol 3:30 a.m. – The Killing Machine 5 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 6:40 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8:10 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 9:40 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 11:20 a.m. – Kon-Shin 1:40 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 3:10 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 4:40 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 6:20 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 8 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 9:30 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 11:10 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game MONDAY, SEPT. 22 12:40 a.m. – Lord Mito 2:30 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 5:20 a.m. – In Search of Mother 6:50 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 8:30 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 10:10 a.m. – Eleven Samurai Noon – Chivalrous Nature 1:30 p.m. – Balloon 3:10 p.m. – Heso Mori 5 p.m. – In Search of Mother 6:30 p.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 8:10 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 9:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 11:20 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 1 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 2:40 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 4:10 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5:50 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 7:20 a.m. – Balloon 9 a.m. – Heso Mori 10:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 12:30 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 2 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature 3:30 p.m. – Balloon 5:10 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 6:40 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 8:20 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 10:10 p.m. – On Patrol 11:50 p.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 1:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 3 a.m. – The Killing Machine 4:30 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 6 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 7:40 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 9:10 a.m. – In Search of Mother 10:40 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 12:20 p.m. – Balloon 2 p.m. – In Search of Mother 3:30 p.m. – Lord Mito 5:20 p.m. – Enlightened Priest 8:10 p.m. – Go, Masao! 10:10 p.m. – In Search of Mother 11:40 p.m. – On Patrol THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 1:20 a.m. – The Killing Machine 2:50 a.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 4:20 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 5:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 7:30 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 9 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 10:40 a.m. – Lord Mito 12:30 p.m. – Enlightened Priest 3:20 p.m. – Go, Masao! 5:20 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 6:50 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 9:10 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 10:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 12:20 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 3:10 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 4:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 6:30 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 8 a.m. – Lord Mito 9:50 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 12:40 p.m. – The Killing Machine 2:10 p.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 3:40 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature 5:10 p.m. – Balloon 6:50 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 8:20 p.m. – The Killing Machine 9:50 p.m. – Second Virginity 11:40 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 1:20 a.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 3 a.m. – Lord Mito 4:50 a.m. – Balloon 6:30 a.m. – In Search of Mother 8 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 9:30 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 11:10 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 12:40 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 2:50 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 4:40 p.m. – On Patrol 6:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 8 p.m. – Second Virginity 9:50 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 11:30 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature SUNDAY, SEPT. 28 1 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 3:20 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 4:50 a.m. – On Patrol 6:30 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 8 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 2 10:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 11:50 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 1:20 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 3 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 4:30 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 6 p.m. – In Search of Mother 7:30 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 9:10 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 10:50 p.m. – Eleven Samurai MONDAY, SEPT. 29 12:40 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 2:20 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 3:50 a.m. – The Edo Official and Apprentice 5:20 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 7 a.m. – Yakuza on Horseback 8:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 10:20 a.m. – Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery 11:50 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 1:30 p.m. – Enlightened Priest 4:20 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 6 p.m. – Go, Masao! 8 p.m. – Lord Mito 9:50 p.m. – Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 11:20 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges TUESDAY, SEPT. 30 1:40 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 3:20 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 4:50 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 6:30 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 9:30 a.m. – The Killing Machine 11 a.m. – Enlightened Priest 1:50 p.m. – Go, Masao! 3:50 p.m. – Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me 5:30 p.m. – Lord Mito 7:20 p.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8:50 p.m. – Balloon 10:30 p.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin

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  • 08/19/14--02:59: NGN Programs
  • “Osozaki no Himawari (Late Blooming Sunflower),” premieres on Monday, Sept. 1, at 7:35 p.m. A story of seven young adults living their ordinary days near the Shimanto river of Kochi prefecture, renowned as the last of the crystal clear streams. Jotaro has recently been laid off from work and around the same time his girlfriend of seven years dumps him. He then finds an online website that is recruiting volunteers for the revitalization of Shimanto city. Without much thought, he desperately jumps at the opportunity and finds himself in the middle of Kochi, where nature is grand and time is of abundance. Fully subtitled in English. “Boku no Ita Jikan (The Hours),” premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:35 p.m. Fourth-year university student Takuto Sawada is having a tough time looking for a job. The eldest son of the director of a hospital, his parents had expected him to become a doctor, but they shift their focus to their younger son, Rikuto. Although Takuto is popular amongst his peers and females, he avoids deeper emotional ties due to many inner insecurities. One day, Takuto learns he is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) an incurable, neurodegenerative disease, and doesn’t have much time left to live. Takuto, who had given only vague thoughts to his goals in life, starts to explore what is left of his life and live with a positive attitude. Fully subtitled in English. “Shinigami-kun (Angel of Death),” premieres on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:35 p.m. Shinigami-kun, grim reaper No. 413, is a rookie who pronounces the death of those scheduled to die and brings souls to the nether world. He would appear with the signature phrase “Congratulations! I’m here to call on you” although it is hard to say how this can be a happy occasion, and watch over the dying. To a grim reaper, persuading people attempting to commit suicide and preventing unforeseen deaths is also an important task. But because Shinigami-kun is new to this grim reaper work, he has a tendency to lean towards humans in his judgments, break the rules and get reprimanded by his superior. Starring Satoshi Ohno of “Arashi.” Fully subtitled in English. “Railways – Ai o Tsutaerarenai Otonatachi e (Crossroads),” premieres on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7:35 p.m. Railway driver Toru Takishima has devoted himself to his work every day, but now he is 59 years old and has only a month to go till retirement. One day, his wife Sawako who has always supported him as a faithful housewife, declares that she will work again as a nurse. Toru doesn’t understand her desire to go back to work. They argue over the matter and Sawako leaves their home and later asks for a divorce. This emotionally inspiring film is for all those standing at that crossroads of life. Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles. PREMIERE TITLES OF THE MONTH Sept. 5: “Juichinin no Samurai (Eleven Samurai),” 1967 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Kotaro Satomi and Isao Natsuyagi. The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbor, the cruel and despotic Nariatsu, son of the former Shogun. After a biased investigation, the Oshi clan is blamed for what happened and sentenced to be disbanded. Eleven of the best samurai of the clan refuse the sentence and seek justice. Sept. 12: “Nihon no Don Kanketsu-hen (Japan’s Don Emerges),” 1978 action film, 2 hours and 11 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Toshiro Mifune and Chiezo Kataoka. Doublecrosses and backstabbings are evident while the biggest yakuza bosses battle for the title of “Godfather of Japan” between eastern and western families. A violent story featuring an all-star cast. This movie is a must-see! Sept. 19: “Mottomo Kiken na Yugi (The Most Dangerous Game),” 1978 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Renji Ishibashi. Shohei Narumi is an assassin. He is hired to recover a kidnap victim who is an influential figure of the financial world. After a gun battle he recovers the kidnap victim, only for the victim to be killed. He challenges a plot of the business world alone and fights a valiant battle. Sept. 26: “Shinobi no Manji (Ninja’s Mark),” 1968 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Isao Natsuyagi and Hiroko Sakuramachi. An erotic jidaigeki about struggles broken out among ninjas in Edo castle. NGN3 MOVIE OF THE MONTH “LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku! (Go, Masao!),” 2012 comedy/drama, 1 hour and 49 minutes. Directed by Kentaro Otani. Starring Shingo Katori and Ryoko Hirosue. Hideki, a struggling comedian is initially overjoyed when he’s invited to appear on a pet-themed variety show starring a goofy dog Masao-kun. Unfortunately, his luck quickly takes a turn for the worse Masao proves nearly impossible to handle. However, his attitude changes one day when he’s injured during filming and Masao immediately rushes to aid him. After that incident, Hideki decides to form a permanent duo with Masao. NGN3 COMMUNITY FAVORITE “Mito Komon (Lord Mito),” 1957 samurai film, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Chiezo Kataoka and Utaemon Ichikawa. This most celebrated all-star movie version of the popular series features Tsukigata Ryunosuke as Mito Komon, the sage who wanders the countryside rectifying government corruption along with his faithful attendants Suke and Kaku. NGN3 Movies (in alphabetical order) “Bazoku Yakuza (Yakuza on Horseback),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Ozawa Shigehiro. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Hiroki Matsukata. A story of fearless horsemen in the open spaces of Manchuria. Koji Tsuruta stars as a gangster who serves in the cavalry and who fights an enemy with a Chinese sword. “Edokko Hangan to Furisode Kozo (The Edo Official and Apprentice),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Hibari Misora. While in disguise, a famous magistrate, Kinshiro, confronts female thief Oen. “Fusen (Balloon),” 1990 drama, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Starring Kato Masaya and Miyazaki Masumi. Youngsters find work as part-time festival street vendors and flourish in work, friendship and love. “Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (Oda Nobunaga),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura. A story of a young feudal lord Nobunaga. “Gang Chushingura (Gang Loyalty and Vengeance),” 1963 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, with an all-star cast. A modern gang version of Chushingura, chronicling almost scene for scene the Brave 47 Ronin story, transposed from the Genroku Period to the Showa Era. “Heso Mori,” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Starring Toshiyuki Nagashima and Ikkei Watanabe. Five young friends discover a network of time travelling tunnels that take them to different eras in Japan. Forty years later, Satoshi runs the traditional paper mill of the village and struggles to make ends meet. Strange things start to happen when a nefarious developer with connections to the tunnels swoops in and makes the region a tourist spot. Satoshi and friends are called into action as guardians of the tunnels when the developer discovers a samurai who wanders in from another era. “Hibari Torimonocho Orizuru Kago (Paper Crane Palanquin),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Endo. Starring Hibari Misora and Kotaro Satomi. The death of a samurai in a palanquin leads girl detective Oshichi to take action to crush a plot to overthrow the Shogunate. “Hokuriku Dairi Senso (The Shadow War of the Yakuza),” 1977 action film, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Sonny Chiba. The fight between a local small gang and the biggest family. In the setting of the Hokuriku region, where the snow and cold winds rage, battles among yakuza who value land over tradition are shown. Noboru Kawada uses any measure for survival, disregarding parents, brothers, and tradition. “Kimi no Na wa (Always in My Heart, Part 2),” 1953 drama, 2 hours. Directed by Hideo Oba. Starring Keiko Kishi and Keiji Sada. Machiko and Haruki’s drama continues. Two meet again in Hokkaido only to be separated again. Part two of three. “Kobanzame Oyakusha Jingi (Actress Vs. Greedy Sharks),” 1966 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawasima. Starring Hibari Misora, Yoichi Hayashi, Shindo Eitaro and Nogawa Yumiko. Framed by his enemies, Manbe finds himself imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. His only hope lies with his daughter Yuki who takes it upon herself to clear his name. “Kon-shin,” 2012 drama, 2 hour and 14 minutes. Directed by Yoshinari Nishikiori. Starring Sho Aoyagi and Ayumi Ito. Hideaki reluctantly returns to his hometown of Okinoshima and remarries Tamiko, causing a rift with his motherless young daughter. He throws himself into training with the local sumo stable, gradually earning the respect of the once-estranged townspeople. He gets selected for the coveted Ozeki position in the upcoming tournament. Preparing for the big championship, which is held every 20 years at Mizuwakasu Temple, the challenge becomes overwhelming, and the bond of his family and friends on the island support him as he steps into the final competition. “Kukai (Enlighted Priest),” 1984 drama, 2 hours and 49 minutes. Directed by Jun’ya Sato. Starring Kinya Kitaoji, Go Kato, Tetsuro Tamba and Hisaya Morishige. A portrayal of the life of Kukai, a famous Japanese monk, who founded the Shingon school of Buddhism. “Mabuta no Haha (In Search of Mother),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hiroki Matsukata and Michiyo Kogure. A wandering gambler Chutaro travels throughout the country in search of his mother who abandoned him when he was 5 years old. “Morgan Keibu to Nazo no Otoko (Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery),” 1961 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Hideo Sekikawa. Starring John Bromfield and Koji Tsuruta. Detective Morgan and the Japanese police cooperate to unveil the truth of the mysterious death of Morgan’s friend in Arizona. “Ninkyo Kiso Garasu (Chivalrous Nature),” 1965 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka. Shinta is a wanderer who finds himself falsely accused of a crime. “Second Virgin (Second Virginity),” 2011 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Hiroshi Kurosaki. Starring Kyoka Suzuki and Hiroki Hasegawa. Forty-five-year-old Rui Nakamura is a highly successful publisher. During the course of work, she encounters a 28-year-old married man Kou Suzuki who aggressively pursues her. Unexpectedly, Rui starts to fall in love with the younger married man. “Shin Abashiri Bangaichi Saihate no Nagaremono (New Prison Walls of Abashiri 3),” 1969 drama, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Ken Takakura. Katsuji takes revenge on evil Tamaru who forcefully took control of the fishery business run by Katsuji’s friend. “Shorinji Kenpo (The Killing Machine),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Sonny Chiba and Yutaka Nakajima. “Mr Soh”, who is based on the true life founder of Shorinji Kempo, devotes himself to spreading the arts. A righteous man with a cold stare and fists of steel, he returns to a lawless post-war Japan from Manchuria in 1946. He protects the weak, defends the poor and knocks some good sense into friends and enemies alike. “Toyama no Kinsan Gozonji Irezumi Hangan (Official with a Tattoo),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 34 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Satomi Oka. Kinnosuke of Toyama sets out on a private mission to clear his father’s name for a crime he did not commit. “Truck Yarou Goiken Muyo (Truck Rascals: No One Can Stop Me),” 1975 action/drama, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa. The first of many movies featuring the lighthearted adventures of two truck drivers. Tojiro and his best friend Kinjo take to the road on their cargo trucks impressing each other with their skills in driving fast and evading the police while transporting commodities throughout the country. Chance encounters with people along the way help them to come to terms with events clouding their past and offer them a shot at redemption. “Ukyounosuke Junsatsuki (On Patrol),” 1963 samurai film, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Yasuto Hasegawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kikuko Hojo and Shiro Osaka. Following the assassination of his father, the orphan Ukyou is raised by a group of ninja. Desperate for justice, he learns the art of ninjutsu in hopes of one day avenging his father’s death.

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  • 08/19/14--02:59: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • “Rosy Day,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. Song-Jung Han is a novel writer. She is also a single mother who has raised three daughters: Da-Ae, Da-Jung and Da-In and struggles to let them marry good men. Starring Mi-Sook Kim, Hwang Woo Seul Hye, Se-Young Park and Woo-Ri Ko. “Temptation,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. A melodrama about a married man, Suk Hoon Cha, who receives a huge sum of money from a woman, Se Young Yoo to repay the huge debt he owes. Complications arise when the woman demands total submission from him, jeopardizing his relationship with his wife. Starring Sang Woo Kwon, Ji Woo Choi, Jung Jin Lee, and Ha Sun Park. “Give Me Gold,” Monday and Tuesday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “One Well-Raised Daughter,” Monday-Thursday at 10:25 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. A family has owned a soy sauce company for hundreds of years. Parents in the current generation family only have daughters. To inherit their company “Bull Soy Sauce,” the fourth daughter is raised as a boy and eventually disguises herself as a man. Starring Han-byul Park, Tae-kon Lee, Eun-woo Jung and Se-in Yoon. “It’s Okay This is Love,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:45 p.m. Based in a mental clinic, this drama portrays the life and love of modern day people. Love can sprout from the most unexpected places and in the most crowded minds. Jae Yul Jang is a famous mystery novelist and popular radio deejay who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When he meets Hae Soo Ji, a first-year psychiatry fellow at the hospital where he is being treated, they help each other work through their deep-rooted emotional issues. But how will Dong Min Jo, Hae Soo’s senior colleague and first love, and Pul Ip Lee, Jae Yul’s girlfriend, feel about their growing closeness? Starring In Sung Jo, Hyo Jin Gong, Kwang Soo Lee and Dong Il Sung. “Gu Family Book,” Wednesday and Thursday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Kang Chi Choi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature (or human werefox half-breed), who goes through in order to become human and a story of Kang Chi’s journey of struggling in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human. Kang Chi Choi is the son of Wol Ryung Gu, the guardian spirit (werefox) of Jiri Mountain, and Seo Hwa Yoon, his human mother. He was raised by the Park family after having been picked up from the river. Due to customary restrictions of the era he is adopted by manager Choi instead, however Moo Sol Park takes on the role of being Kang Chi’s main father figure. Kang Chi is an outspoken character who’s full of curiosity. He realizes that he’s a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life. Yeo Wool Dam is a master of martial arts and archery. Yeo Wool is an upright character who really values the Three Bonds and Five Relationships in Confucianism, and becomes an instructor at a martial arts center at a young age. Starring Seung Ki Lee, Suzy Bae, Yun Suk Yoo, Yoo Bi Lee, Joon Sung, Sung Jae Lee, and Sung Ha Jo. “Endless Love,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. A period drama about Korean politics and financial situation in the 1970-1990s, as seen through the life of a woman. After a traumatic past of witnessing her mother’s death, In Ae Seo grows up as ambitious, and sharp-minded woman who knows how to grab people’s hearts, while still holding hope to one day avenge her mother. Since childhood, her life has been entangled with two opposite-personalities brothers from poor fisherman family, Kwang Hoon Han and Kwang Chul Han. Starring Jung Eum Hwang, Soo Young Ryu and Kyung Ho Jung. “Only My Love,” Friday-Sunday at 9:25 p.m./ re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. Eun-Jung was raised by a mother who shined shoes for a living. She marries Sung-Jae, but falls into trouble after her husband and mother-in-law commit a crime. Eun-Jung loses everything and has to work her way up from the very bottom to become a success. Starring Min-Young Lee and Jae-Hee Song.

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  • 09/22/14--02:50: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • “Rosy Day,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. Song-Jung Han is a novel writer. She is also a single mother who has raised three daughters: Da-Ae, Da-Jung and Da-In and struggles to let them marry good men. Starring Mi-Sook Kim, Hwang Woo Seul Hye, Se-Young Park and Woo-Ri Ko. “Temptation,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. A melodrama about a married man, Suk Hoon Cha, who receives a huge sum of money from a woman, Se Young Yoo to repay the huge debt he owes. Complications arise when the woman demands total submission from him, jeopardizing his relationship with his wife. Starring Sang Woo Kwon, Ji Woo Choi, Jung Jin Lee, and Ha Sun Park. “Give Me Gold,” Monday and Tuesday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “Only Love,” Monday-Thursday at 10:25 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. Tae-yang Kim is a physician and Yoo-ri Choi is a broadcasting producer. Jae-min Choi is a dandy-ish executive at a clothing company and Saet-byul Kim is an unwed mother. Woo-joo Kim is much younger than Mi-rae Hong. As these three couples fall in love, they explore issues of age difference, blood ties and adoption, and wealth and poverty. Starring: Ha-joon Seo, Se-mi Im, Bo-ra Nam, Jong-hoon Yoon and Ye-won Kim. “It’s Okay This is Love,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:45 p.m. Based in a mental clinic, this drama portrays the life and love of modern day people. Love can sprout from the most unexpected places and in the most crowded minds. Jae Yul Jang is a famous mystery novelist and popular radio deejay who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When he meets Hae Soo Ji, a first-year psychiatry fellow at the hospital where he is being treated, they help each other work through their deep-rooted emotional issues. But how will Dong Min Jo, Hae Soo’s senior colleague and first love, and Pul Ip Lee, Jae Yul’s girlfriend, feel about their growing closeness? Starring In Sung Jo, Hyo Jin Gong, Kwang Soo Lee and Dong Il Sung. “Gu Family Book,” Wednesday and Thursday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Kang Chi Choi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature (or human werefox half-breed), who goes through in order to become human and a story of Kang Chi’s journey of struggling in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human. Kang Chi Choi is the son of Wol Ryung Gu, the guardian spirit (werefox) of Jiri Mountain, and Seo Hwa Yoon, his human mother. He was raised by the Park family after having been picked up from the river. Due to customary restrictions of the era he is adopted by manager Choi instead, however Moo Sol Park takes on the role of being Kang Chi’s main father figure. Kang Chi is an outspoken character who’s full of curiosity. He realizes that he’s a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life. Yeo Wool Dam is a master of martial arts and archery. Yeo Wool is an upright character who really values the Three Bonds and Five Relationships in Confucianism, and becomes an instructor at a martial arts center at a young age. Starring Seung Ki Lee, Suzy Bae, Yun Suk Yoo, Yoo Bi Lee, Joon Sung, Sung Jae Lee, and Sung Ha Jo. “Endless Love,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. A period drama about Korean politics and financial situation in the 1970-1990s, as seen through the life of a woman. After a traumatic past of witnessing her mother’s death, In Ae Seo grows up as ambitious, and sharp-minded woman who knows how to grab people’s hearts, while still holding hope to one day avenge her mother. Since childhood, her life has been entangled with two opposite-personalities brothers from poor fisherman family, Kwang Hoon Han and Kwang Chul Han. Starring Jung Eum Hwang, Soo Young Ryu and Kyung Ho Jung. “Only My Love,” Friday-Sunday at 9:25 p.m./ re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. Eun-Jung was raised by a mother who shined shoes for a living. She marries Sung-Jae, but falls into trouble after her husband and mother-in-law commit a crime.  Eun-Jung loses everything and has to work her way up from the very bottom to become a success. Starring Min-Young Lee and Jae-Hee Song.

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  • 09/22/14--02:51: Kiku
  • “Broken Vow (Filipino drama),” Sunday at 5 p.m. Roberto Sebastian falls in love with a country girl, Melissa Santiago. On their wedding day, Roberto learns Melissa was raped and is now pregnant. He cannot live with this, so he abandons her. With her perfect world shattered, Melissa attempts to take her own life only to be saved by Felix Castro. Their love blooms and Felix vows to win Melissa’s trust. But Roberto contemplates reuniting with Melissa. Will she give him a second chance? “Losing Heaven” (Filipino drama w/ English subtitles), Sunday at 6 p.m. Ellery and Bridgitte have been best friends since childhood. The best friends become sisters when Bridgitte’s parents die and she is adopted by Ellery’s dad. Their lives and relationship as best friends/sisters continue until Jonas enters their lives. Starring Carla Abellana, Michelle Madrigal and Mike Tan. “Strategist Kanbe,” Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday at 8 p.m. The 2014 Taiga drama, “Strategist Kanbe,” is about the life story of Yoshitaka Kuroda, otherwise known as Kanbei Kuroda, who was the chief strategist for Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Yoshitaka was born on Dec. 22, 1546, and was a daimyo (lord) during the late Sengoku through early Edo periods. (The Sengoku period is often referred to as the warring period and was a time of great social, political and military upheaval.) Kanbe was a brilliant military strategist and faithful to Toyotomi. Starring Junichi Okada, Miki Nakatani, Kyoheo Shibata, Nao Toda and Raita Ryu. “Office in the Sky,” Sunday at 8 p.m. Rika Inaba dreamed about being a reporter from the time she was a child and works in her dream job as a director at the Teito TV Network. However, her aggressive style of interviewing causes her to be transferred against her will to become the co-director of an evening information program.  In her new assignment, Rika is put in charge of a special feature focused on the Self Defense Forces and uniformed personnel. Angry at having her dream destroyed, Rika is determined to make a comeback as a reporter, and searches constantly for whatever scoop may be found in the military. “Mysteries of Asia,” Sunday at 9 p.m. Asia is a mix of ancient cultures and fast-growing technology. This program explores cities across Asia, visiting famous landmarks and the hot new nightspots. “Doko ga TV,” Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Pali Ka‘aihue and Sachiko Uchida bring their popular show about all things Japan to KIKU. This family-fun show showcases the best of Japan‘s history, food, lifestyle, people, attractions and pop culture that so many people in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland find interesting. “Soko ga Shiritai,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. The wildly popular docu-tainment/info-logue that takes you all over Japan seeking out everything from customs, to food and all things interesting. Satisfy your need to know! “King of the House,” Monday at 8 p.m. Yosuke Kurumisawa is a popular news anchorman, also known as KING. His interviews are very engaging and he is able to keep his emotional center while  fighting for justice. Kurumisawa has great support from his viewers but prefers to keep his personal life private. At home, he is just your average husband and a father to three children. “Doubles,” Monday at 9 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Detectives Yamashita and Tashiro are transferred into Division 0. They both have conflicting views and different personalities. But what they have in common are their sense of righteousness and their compassion for others. They may risk their lives in their fast-paced investigation, but this magnificent duo will always catch the bad guys in the end. “Mission to Kill (Hissatsu Shigotonin),” Tuesday at 9 p.m. Shigotonin refers to a team of hired assassins. In this samurai drama consisting of multiple series and specials, police are left to unravel crimes committed by hired assassins. What becomes obvious is that the real criminals are not just the assassins, but the people who hired them. Starring Noriyuki Higashiyama, Masahiro Matsuoka, Emi Wakui and Makoto Fujita. “Mystery Theater,” Wednesday, from 8-10 p.m. “Hidamari no Ki,” Thursday at 8 p.m. It is 1855, the year following the Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States and Japan. A 26-year-old samurai, Manjiro Ibuya, has succeeded his father and tries to make a name for himself by training more seriously than everyone else. His efforts irritate the other samurai. “Investigator Mariko 7,” Thursday at 9 p.m. Crimes today utilize increasingly clever tricks and techniques. The police and crime laboratories must respond to these crimes quickly and with scientific knowledge. The lab must deal with such diverse tasks as analysis of hair, blood type, DNA, voice pattern and handwriting, as well as polygraphs, the reconstruction of facial features, and superimposing.  The lab forms the main stage for this drama, which follows a female lab agent as she goes about her work. Mariko Sakaki, the main character, practices forensic medicine at the crime laboratory of the Kyoto Prefecture Police Department. “Ultraman Leo,” Friday at 6:30 p.m. In the tradition of “Kikaida,” KIKU-TV brings sci-fi, live-action hero drama back to Hawai‘i television! “Ultraman Leo” was produced and first aired in the mid-1970s, and was the seventh show in the Ultra series about warriors from other planets who help defend Earth against monsters and alien invaders. “Ninja Sarurobi III,” Friday at 8 p.m.; repeats on Saturday at 7 p.m. In the 1650’s, a young man decides his own fate as he struggles to find his path in life. Sasuke III, grandson of the legendary ninja Sarutobi Sasuke, has lost his way in the world of peaceful living-he is, in effect, a ninja on moratorium. In an unexpected turn of events in which he becomes tangled in a secret plot, he is entrusted with the care of Oici, the daughter of a chief retainer, on her way to Kyoto. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m.; repeats on Saturday a 8 p.m. Although Japan is a relatively small country geographically, each prefecture has its own traditions, dialects, and . . . foods!!! This program takes us to the secret places throughout Japan known to the people of the area and introduces us to things unique to each place.

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  • 09/22/14--02:52: NGN Programs
  • Note: For the month of October, there are no new programs on NGN (Digital Ch. 677) NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles. PREMIERE TITLES OF THE MONTH Oct. 3: “Bokyo Komoriuta (Lullaby for a Tough Guy),” 1972 action, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Ken Takakura and Ryo Ikebe. A ruffian joins the ranks of the emperor’s guards. Oct. 10: “Abare Kaido (Turbulent Highways),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kotaro Satomi. Danjuro, a popular kabuki actor from a yakuza family beats the evil. Oct. 17: “Mamushi to Aodaisho (The Viper and General),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Tamio Kawachi. The viper brothers fight against a big yakuza family. Oct. 25: “Kaidan Hebionna (Snake Woman’s Curse),” 1968 horror film, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Seizaburo Kawazu and Shingo Yamashiro. Chobei, the wealthy landlord of a countryside village in the early Meiji period, incurs a ghostly wrath after he causes a poor farmer to die. After Chobei enslaves the farmer’s wife and daughter in his household, he kills a snake and finds himself slowly going mad, glimpsing rotting corpses and deathly spirits all around him. Even his son Takeo cannot escape and begins to notice that his new bride has certain characteristics like scales and green skin! Can Chobei fulfill the promise of the Snake Woman’s curse before the spirits of the dead come to claim him? Oct. 31: “Heitai Gokudo (Enlisted Yakuza),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro. A gang leader Shimamura is forced to join the army in 1937 and fight in China. NGN3 MOVIE OF THE MONTH “Milocrorze (Milocrorze – A Love Story),” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Yoshimasa Ishibashi. Starring Takayuki Yamada. A mish-mash of past and present. Tamon, a childish man, meets and falls in love with his ideal woman, only to see her die soon after. His attempt to rediscover his short-lived happiness leads him on an adventure across multiple dimensions, becoming a one-eyed ronin, a sexist love counselor, and a blond-haired foreigner along the way. “Milocrorze – A Love Story” is a head-spinning jumble of zany skits and quasi-philosophical musings, united by the theme of obsessive love. NGN3 COMMUNITY FAVORITE “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Bokyo-hen (Tora-san’s Runaway),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi and Chieko Baisho. Tora-san, an eccentric and resourceful tramp, is always cheerful. He believes he has a serious disease and returns to Hokkaido, his family’s origin. He lives in the home of his uncle and sister, causing chaos and trouble as usual. Tora-san agrees to go with her to an interview with the family of one of her suitors. But that is without counting Tora-san’s terrible clumsiness. His cheeky humor, for instance, is not fully appreciated by the family. The wedding is canceled and Tora-san takes to the road again. NGN3 Movies (in alphabetical order) “Fukuzawa Yukichi (The Passage to Japan),” 1991 historical drama, 2 hours and 3 minutes. Directed by Shinichiro Sawai. Starring Kyohei Shibata, Toru Nakamura and Yoko Minamino. Portraying the extraordinary life of Yukichi Fukuzawa, founder of Keio University and a great visionary of his time. “Gokudo no Onnatachi Saigo no Tatakai (Gangster Ladies: The Final Battle),” 1990 drama, 1 hour and 56 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Shima Iwashita and Rino Katase. Two wives of gangsters come together to avenge the deaths of their men. “Gonin no Abaremono (Five Ronin),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kotaro Satomi. Story of five easygoing Yakuza who come together to save the lives of young innocent girl Oichi from an evil vassal. “Jigokudo Reikai Tsushin (Jigokudo Spiritual Press),” 1996 horror film, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu. Starring Suzunosuke Tanaka and Ryuta Otake. Upon rescuing a friend who is being held captive by a wicked classmate and his gang of bullies, 11-year-olds Tetsushi, Yuusuke, and Ryoji unexpectedly find themselves entwined in a supernatural battle against the forces of hell. Armed with courage, wit, and three magical charms given to them by a mysterious hermit, they set out to thwart the evil in a quest, which takes them to the depths of hell and brings them to a final battle with the god of death himself. “Kaidan Bancho Sarayashiki (The Ghost in the Well),” 1957 drama, 45 minutes. Directed by Toshikaze Kono. Starring Hibari Misora and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Hibari Misora stars as Okiku, who returns from the grave to seek vengeance against the lover that murdered her. “Kimi no Na wa (Always in My Heart, Part 3),” 1953 drama, 2 hours and 5 minutes. Directed by Hideo Oba. Starring Keiko Kishi and Keiji Sada. Machiko and Haruki’s drama continues. Machiko is not allowed to see Haruki. They finally meet again, but Haruki departs to Europe. Third and final part. “Mottomo Kiken na Yugi (The Most Dangerous Game),” 1978 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Renji Ishibashi. Shohei Narumi is an assassin. He is hired to recover a kidnap victim who is an influential figure of the financial world. After a gun battle he recovers the kidnap victim, only for the victim to be killed. He challenges a plot of the business world alone and fights a valiant battle. “Nihon no Don Kanketsu-hen (Japan’s Don Emerges),” 1978 action film, 2 hours and 11 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Toshiro Mifune and Chiezo Kataoka. Double-crosses and back stabbings while the biggest yakuza bosses battle for the title of “Godfather of Japan” between eastern and western families. Violent story and an all-star cast, a must see! “Ninja Hicho Fukuro no Shiro (Samurai Spies),” 1963 samurai/action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Minoru Oki. After surviving an attack that nearly destroyed his entire clan, Juzo, one of the most skilled Iga ninja, sets out on a quest for vengeance. Convinced that the assassination of the current Shogun, Hideyoshi, will avenge his clan, his mission becomes complicated when a rival Koga ninja, Gohei, is dispatched to stop him. “Oedo Shichininshu (Seven from Edo),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Hashizo Okawa, Sentaro Fushimi. When Katsukawa, a low ranking vassal, learns his superior, Tatewaki, has hatched a plan to greedily expand his territory, he and his comrades decide to take matters into their own hands. “Oshidori Dochu (Happily Tied to the Road),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Kyoko Aoyama. Hanjiro, a wandering gambler, saves sisters with no one to depend on. “Quartet!” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 58 minutes. Directed by Junichi Mimura. Starring Ayame Goriki and Shigeki Hosokawa. A junior high school boy, who wants to become a violinist, forms a family quartet to try to connect the family back together. Shot during the Great East Japan Earthquake, local volunteers supported the completion of the film. “Railways ~Ai wo Tsutaerarenai Otonatachi e~ (Crossroads),” 2011 drama, 2 hours and 3 minutes. Directed by Masatoshi Kurakata. Starring Tomokazu Miura and Kimiko Yo. Railway driver Toru Takishima has devoted to his work every day, but now he is 59 years old and has only a month to go till retirement. One day, his wife Sawako, who has always supported him as a faithful housewife, declares that she will work again as a nurse. Toru doesn’t understand her desire to go back to work. They argue over the matter and Sawako leaves their home and later asks for a divorce. This emotionally inspiring film is for all those standing at that crossroads of life. “Roppongi Banana Boys,” 1989 comedy, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Starring Nakamura Toru and Shimizu Kojiro. A stylish light comedy about the “Banana boys”— two boys who were born and raised in Roppongi who are still growing up. “Shin Abashiri Bangaichi Daishinrin no Ketto (New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri),” 1970 action film, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Jo Shishido. Prisoner Katsuji must fend for himself and his prison mates in the fierce battle involving a family feud. “Shinobi no Manji (Ninja’s Mark),” 1968 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Isao Natsuyagi and Hiroko Sakuramachi. An erotic Jidaigeki about the struggles that break out among ninjas in Edo castle. “Smuggler – Omae no Mirai o Hakobe (Smuggler),” 2011 action film, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki and Masatoshi Nagase. Ryosuke is a failed actor who falls into debt to the mob and must now work for them. His job is to smuggle or dispose of bodies. When Ryosuke takes part in transporting an assassin, he soon finds himself having to use all of his acting skills to stay alive. “Truck Yaro Bakuso Ichibanboshi (The Wild Trucker),” 1975 action drama, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara, Kinya Abe Shingo Yamashiro, Naoko Ken and Kunie Tanaka. The comical adventures of two long-distance truck drivers, Momojiro and Kinzo, continue. Momojiro and Eizo help bring home the father of two young children in time to celebrate New Year’s together. “Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Jigoku no Sarayashiki (Case of A Young Lord),” 1956 jidaigeki, 57 minutes. Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Yumiko Hasegawa and Michiko Hoshi. A master swordsman guards a mercer’s heirloom, a precious plate given by the Shogun, against bandits.

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  • 09/22/14--02:53: NGN3 October Movie Schedule
  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1 Midnight – Eleven Samurai 1:40 a.m. – Seven from Edo 3:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 5:40 a.m. – Happiliy Tied to the Road 7:10 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 8:40 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 10:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 12:30 p.m. – Samurai Spies 2:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3:10 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 4:50 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 6:20 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 8:30 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 10 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 10:50 p.m. – Five Ronin THURSDAY, OCT. 2 12:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 2:40 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 4:30 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 6:10 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 7:40 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 9:10 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 11:20 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 1:30 p.m. – Seven from Edo 3:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 5:10 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 7 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 8:30 p.m. – Samurai Spies 10:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 11:10 p.m. – The Wild Trucker FRIDAY, OCT. 3 12:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 2:20 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 3:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 5 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 7:10 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 8:40 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 10:20 a.m. – Seven from Edo Noon – The Most Dangerous Game 1:30 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 3:20 p.m. – Seven from Edo 5 p.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 6:40 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 8:10 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 9:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 11:50 p.m. – Samurai Spies SATURDAY, OCT. 4 1:30 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 3:20 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 5 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 7:20 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 8:50 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 11 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 12:30 p.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 2:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 4:10 p.m. – Five Ronin 5:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 8 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 9:40 p.m. – Samurai Spies 11:20 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press SUNDAY, OCT. 5 1:10 a.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 2:40 a.m. – Samurai Spies 4:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5:20 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 6:50 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 9 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 10 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 11:40 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 1:10 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 2:40 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 3:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 5:20 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 7 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 8 p.m. – Quartet! 10 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 11:30 p.m. – The Wild Trucker MONDAY, OCT. 6 1:10 a.m. – Five Ronin 2:40 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 4:20 a.m. – Seven from Edo 6 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 8 a.m. – Samurai Spies 9:40 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 11:50 a.m. – Quartet! 1:50 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 3:20 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 4:50 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 6:30 p.m. – Crossroads 8:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 11 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road TUESDAY, OCT. 7 12:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 1:30 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 3:10 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 4 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 5:50 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 7:20 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 9:10 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 10:50 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 11:40 a.m. – Crossroads 1:50 p.m. – Five Ronin 3:20 p.m. – Seven from Edo 5 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 7 p.m. – Smuggler 9 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 10:40 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 12:10 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 2:20 a.m. – Five Ronin 3:50 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 6:10 a.m. – Samurai Spies 7:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 8:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 10:40 a.m. – Smuggler 12:40 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 2:20 p.m. – Seven from Edo 4 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 4:50 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 6:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 9 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 10:30 p.m. – The Wild Trucker THURSDAY, OCT. 9 12:10 a.m. – Five Ronin 1:40 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 3:10 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 5 a.m. – Samurai Spies 6:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 7:40 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 9:10 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 11:20 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 1:10 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 2:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 4:40 p.m. – Samurai Spies 6:20 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 7:50 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 9:30 p.m. – Seven from Edo 11:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle FRIDAY, OCT. 10 1:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2:10 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 3:50 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 6 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 7:30 a.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 9 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 10:40 a.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 12:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 1:20 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 3:10 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 4:50 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 6:20 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 8:30 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 10:10 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 11:40 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road SATURDAY, OCT. 11 1:10 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 2:40 a.m. – Five Ronin 4:10 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 6:30 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 8:10 a.m. – Seven from Edo 9:50 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 Noon – The Passage to Japan 2:10 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 3:40 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 5:30 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 7:10 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 8 p.m. – Crossroads 10:10 p.m. – Five Ronin 11:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges SUNDAY, OCT. 12 2 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 3:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 5:30 a.m. – Samurai Spies 7:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 8:10 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 9:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 11:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 1:40 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 3:20 p.m. – Crossroads 5:30 p.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 8:50 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 10:20 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 11:50 p.m. – The Passage to Japan MONDAY, OCT. 13 2 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 3:30 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 5:20 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 7 a.m. – Samurai Spies 8:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 9:40 a.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 11:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 2:10 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 4 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 5:30 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 7:10 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 8:50 p.m. – Seven from Edo 10:30 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game TUESDAY, OCT. 14 Midnight – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 1:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 3:50 a.m. – Samurai Spies 5:30 a.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 7 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 8:40 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 10:30 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 12:10 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 1:50 p.m. – Samurai Spies 3:30 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 5:40 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 7:50 p.m. – Quartet! 9:50 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 11:20 p.m. – Turbulent Highways WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 1 a.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 2:30 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 4:50 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 6:20 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 7:50 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 11 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 12:40 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 2:50 p.m. – Quartet! 4:50 p.m. – Five Ronin 6:20 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 8:40 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 10:10 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 11:40 p.m. – Samurai Spies THURSDAY, OCT. 16 1:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2:20 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 3:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 5 a.m. – Seven from Edo 6:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 8:40 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 10:30 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 12:10 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 1 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 2:50 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 4:30 p.m. – Crossroads 6:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 8:30 p.m. – Smuggler 10:30 p.m. – Samurai Spies FRIDAY, OCT. 17 12:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 1:10 a.m. – Seven from Edo 2:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 4:50 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 7 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 8:30 a.m. – Crossroads 10:40 a.m. – Five Ronin 12:10 p.m. – Smuggler 2:10 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 3:50 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 5:20 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 6:50 p.m. – The Viper and General 8:30 p.m. – Samurai Spies 10:10 p.m. – Five Ronin 11:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges SATURDAY, OCT. 18 2 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 3:40 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 4:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5:30 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 7:10 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 9:10 a.m. – The Viper and General 10:50 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 12:20 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 2:30 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 4 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 5:50 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 8 p.m. – Quartet! 10 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges SUNDAY, OCT. 19 12:20 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 1:50 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 3:30 a.m. – Seven from Edo 5:10 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 6:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 8:20 a.m. – Quartet! 10:20 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 11:50 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 1:20 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 2:50 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 4:30 p.m. – Seven from Edo 6:10 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 7:50 p.m. – Samurai Spies 9:30 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 11:40 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game MONDAY, OCT. 20 1:10 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 3:30 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 5 a.m. – Seven from Edo 6:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 8:40 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 10:10 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press Noon – Milocrorze: A Love Story 1:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2:40 p.m. – Smuggler 4:40 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 6:20 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 8 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 9:30 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 11 p.m. – The Passage to Japan TUESDAY, OCT. 21 1:10 a.m. – Samurai Spies 2:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3:50 a.m. – The Viper and General 5:30 a.m. – Samurai Spies 7:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 9 a.m. – Smuggler 11 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord Noon – The Wild Trucker 1:40 p.m. – Crossroads 3:50 p.m. – Five Ronin 5:20 p.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 6:50 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 8:30 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 9:20 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 11:10 p.m. – Five Ronin WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22 12:40 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges    3 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 4:40 a.m. – Five Ronin 6:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 8 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 9:40 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 11:20 a.m. – Crossroads 1:30 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 2:20 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 4:10 p.m. – Five Ronin 5:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 8 p.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 9:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 11:40 p.m. – The Wild Trucker THURSDAY, OCT. 23 1:20 a.m. – Five Ronin 2:50 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 4:30 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 5:20 a.m. – Samurai Spies 7 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 8 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 10 a.m. – The Viper and General 11:40 a.m. – Seven from Edo 1:20 p.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 3 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 4:30 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 6:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 7:40 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 9:20 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 11:10 p.m. – Turbulent Highways FRIDAY, OCT. 24 12:50 a.m. – The Viper and General 2:30 a.m. – Samurai Spies 4:10 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 6:20 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 7:50 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 9:20 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 10:50 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 1 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 3:10 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 4:40 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 6:30 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 8:10 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 10:30 p.m. – Eleven Samurai SATURDAY, OCT. 25 12:10 a.m. – Seven from Edo 1:50 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 3:40 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 5:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 7:40 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 9:10 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 11:50 a.m. – The Viper and General 1:30 p.m. – Samurai Spies 3:10 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 4:40 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 6:10 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 8 p.m. – Smuggler 10 p.m. – Seven from Edo 11:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle SUNDAY, OCT. 26 1:40 a.m. – Samurai Spies 3:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4:20 a.m. – Five Ronin 5:50 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 7:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 8:30 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 10:10 a.m. – Smuggler 12:10 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 1:50 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 3:30 p.m. – Crossroads 5:40 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 7:10 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 9:20 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 11:40 p.m. – Happily Tied to the Road MONDAY, OCT. 27 1:10 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 2:50 a.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 4:20 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 6:10 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 7:50 a.m. – Crossroads 10 a.m. – Five Ronin 11:30 a.m. – Roppongi Banana Boys 1 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 2:40 p.m. – Seven from Edo 4:20 p.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 6 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 8 p.m. – The Viper and General 9:40 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 11:10 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press TUESDAY, OCT. 28 1 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 2:40 a.m. – Seven from Edo 4:20 a.m. – Ghost in the Well 5:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 7 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 8 a.m. – The Wild Trucker 9:40 a.m. – Tora-san’s Runaway 11:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies 4: The Final Battle 1:20 p.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 3:30 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 5:40 p.m. – The Wild Trucker 7:20 p.m. – Five Ronin 8:50 p.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 10:20 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29 12:10 a.m. – Samurai Spies 1:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2:50 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 5:10 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 6:40 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 8:30 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 10:10 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 11:40 a.m. – Always in My Heart, Part 3 1:50 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 3:30 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 5:50 p.m. – The Passage to Japan 8 p.m. – Quartet! 10 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 11:40 p.m. – Seven from Edo THURSDAY, OCT. 30 1:20 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 2:50 a.m. – The Passage to Japan 5 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 6:30 a.m. – Ninja’s Mark 8 a.m. – Quartet! 10 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 11:30 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 1:10 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 2 p.m. – Five Ronin 3:30 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 5:10 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri 7 p.m. – Smuggler 9 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 10:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 11:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri FRIDAY, OCT. 31 1:30 a.m. – Eleven Samurai 3:10 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 5:30 a.m. – Happily Tied to the Road 7 a.m. – The Most Dangerous Game 8:30 a.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press 10:20 a.m. – Smuggler 12:20 p.m. – Eleven Samurai 2 p.m. – Ninja’s Mark 3:30 p.m. – Milocrorze: A Love Story 5:10 p.m. – Samurai Spies 6:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 7:50 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 9:20 p.m. – Ghost in the Well 10:10 p.m. – Jigokudo Spiritual Press

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  • 09/22/14--02:55: NGN Programs
  • Note: For the month of October, there are no new programs on NGN (Digital Ch. 677) NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles. PREMIERE TITLES OF THE MONTH Oct. 3: “Bokyo Komoriuta (Lullaby for a Tough Guy),” 1972 action, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Ken Takakura and Ryo Ikebe. A ruffian joins the ranks of the emperor’s guards. Oct. 10: “Abare Kaido (Turbulent Highways),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kotaro Satomi. Danjuro, a popular kabuki actor from a yakuza family beats the evil. Oct. 17: “Mamushi to Aodaisho (The Viper and General),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Tamio Kawachi. The viper brothers fight against a big yakuza family. Oct. 25: “Kaidan Hebionna (Snake Woman’s Curse),” 1968 horror film, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Seizaburo Kawazu and Shingo Yamashiro. Chobei, the wealthy landlord of a countryside village in the early Meiji period, incurs a ghostly wrath after he causes a poor farmer to die. After Chobei enslaves the farmer’s wife and daughter in his household, he kills a snake and finds himself slowly going mad, glimpsing rotting corpses and deathly spirits all around him. Even his son Takeo cannot escape and begins to notice that his new bride has certain characteristics like scales and green skin! Can Chobei fulfill the promise of the Snake Woman’s curse before the spirits of the dead come to claim him? Oct. 31: “Heitai Gokudo (Enlisted Yakuza),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro. A gang leader Shimamura is forced to join the army in 1937 and fight in China. NGN3 MOVIE OF THE MONTH “Milocrorze (Milocrorze – A Love Story),” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Yoshimasa Ishibashi. Starring Takayuki Yamada. A mish-mash of past and present. Tamon, a childish man, meets and falls in love with his ideal woman, only to see her die soon after. His attempt to rediscover his short-lived happiness leads him on an adventure across multiple dimensions, becoming a one-eyed ronin, a sexist love counselor, and a blond-haired foreigner along the way. “Milocrorze – A Love Story” is a head-spinning jumble of zany skits and quasi-philosophical musings, united by the theme of obsessive love. NGN3 COMMUNITY FAVORITE “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Bokyo-hen (Tora-san’s Runaway),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi and Chieko Baisho. Tora-san, an eccentric and resourceful tramp, is always cheerful. He believes he has a serious disease and returns to Hokkaido, his family’s origin. He lives in the home of his uncle and sister, causing chaos and trouble as usual. Tora-san agrees to go with her to an interview with the family of one of her suitors. But that is without counting Tora-san’s terrible clumsiness. His cheeky humor, for instance, is not fully appreciated by the family. The wedding is canceled and Tora-san takes to the road again. NGN3 Movies (in alphabetical order) “Fukuzawa Yukichi (The Passage to Japan),” 1991 historical drama, 2 hours and 3 minutes. Directed by Shinichiro Sawai. Starring Kyohei Shibata, Toru Nakamura and Yoko Minamino. Portraying the extraordinary life of Yukichi Fukuzawa, founder of Keio University and a great visionary of his time. “Gokudo no Onnatachi Saigo no Tatakai (Gangster Ladies: The Final Battle),” 1990 drama, 1 hour and 56 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Shima Iwashita and Rino Katase. Two wives of gangsters come together to avenge the deaths of their men. “Gonin no Abaremono (Five Ronin),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kotaro Satomi. Story of five easygoing Yakuza who come together to save the lives of young innocent girl Oichi from an evil vassal. “Jigokudo Reikai Tsushin (Jigokudo Spiritual Press),” 1996 horror film, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Hiroyuki Nasu. Starring Suzunosuke Tanaka and Ryuta Otake. Upon rescuing a friend who is being held captive by a wicked classmate and his gang of bullies, 11-year-olds Tetsushi, Yuusuke, and Ryoji unexpectedly find themselves entwined in a supernatural battle against the forces of hell. Armed with courage, wit, and three magical charms given to them by a mysterious hermit, they set out to thwart the evil in a quest, which takes them to the depths of hell and brings them to a final battle with the god of death himself. “Kaidan Bancho Sarayashiki (The Ghost in the Well),” 1957 drama, 45 minutes. Directed by Toshikaze Kono. Starring Hibari Misora and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Hibari Misora stars as Okiku, who returns from the grave to seek vengeance against the lover that murdered her. “Kimi no Na wa (Always in My Heart, Part 3),” 1953 drama, 2 hours and 5 minutes. Directed by Hideo Oba. Starring Keiko Kishi and Keiji Sada. Machiko and Haruki’s drama continues. Machiko is not allowed to see Haruki. They finally meet again, but Haruki departs to Europe. Third and final part. “Mottomo Kiken na Yugi (The Most Dangerous Game),” 1978 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Renji Ishibashi. Shohei Narumi is an assassin. He is hired to recover a kidnap victim who is an influential figure of the financial world. After a gun battle he recovers the kidnap victim, only for the victim to be killed. He challenges a plot of the business world alone and fights a valiant battle. “Nihon no Don Kanketsu-hen (Japan’s Don Emerges),” 1978 action film, 2 hours and 11 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Toshiro Mifune and Chiezo Kataoka. Double-crosses and back stabbings while the biggest yakuza bosses battle for the title of “Godfather of Japan” between eastern and western families. Violent story and an all-star cast, a must see! “Ninja Hicho Fukuro no Shiro (Samurai Spies),” 1963 samurai/action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Minoru Oki. After surviving an attack that nearly destroyed his entire clan, Juzo, one of the most skilled Iga ninja, sets out on a quest for vengeance. Convinced that the assassination of the current Shogun, Hideyoshi, will avenge his clan, his mission becomes complicated when a rival Koga ninja, Gohei, is dispatched to stop him. “Oedo Shichininshu (Seven from Edo),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Hashizo Okawa, Sentaro Fushimi. When Katsukawa, a low ranking vassal, learns his superior, Tatewaki, has hatched a plan to greedily expand his territory, he and his comrades decide to take matters into their own hands. “Oshidori Dochu (Happily Tied to the Road),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Kyoko Aoyama. Hanjiro, a wandering gambler, saves sisters with no one to depend on. “Quartet!” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 58 minutes. Directed by Junichi Mimura. Starring Ayame Goriki and Shigeki Hosokawa. A junior high school boy, who wants to become a violinist, forms a family quartet to try to connect the family back together. Shot during the Great East Japan Earthquake, local volunteers supported the completion of the film. “Railways ~Ai wo Tsutaerarenai Otonatachi e~ (Crossroads),” 2011 drama, 2 hours and 3 minutes. Directed by Masatoshi Kurakata. Starring Tomokazu Miura and Kimiko Yo. Railway driver Toru Takishima has devoted to his work every day, but now he is 59 years old and has only a month to go till retirement. One day, his wife Sawako, who has always supported him as a faithful housewife, declares that she will work again as a nurse. Toru doesn’t understand her desire to go back to work. They argue over the matter and Sawako leaves their home and later asks for a divorce. This emotionally inspiring film is for all those standing at that crossroads of life. “Roppongi Banana Boys,” 1989 comedy, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Starring Nakamura Toru and Shimizu Kojiro. A stylish light comedy about the “Banana boys”— two boys who were born and raised in Roppongi who are still growing up. “Shin Abashiri Bangaichi Daishinrin no Ketto (New Prison Walls of Abashiri: High Stakes at Abashiri),” 1970 action film, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Jo Shishido. Prisoner Katsuji must fend for himself and his prison mates in the fierce battle involving a family feud. “Shinobi no Manji (Ninja’s Mark),” 1968 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Norihumi Suzuki. Starring Isao Natsuyagi and Hiroko Sakuramachi. An erotic Jidaigeki about the struggles that break out among ninjas in Edo castle. “Smuggler – Omae no Mirai o Hakobe (Smuggler),” 2011 action film, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki and Masatoshi Nagase. Ryosuke is a failed actor who falls into debt to the mob and must now work for them. His job is to smuggle or dispose of bodies. When Ryosuke takes part in transporting an assassin, he soon finds himself having to use all of his acting skills to stay alive. “Truck Yaro Bakuso Ichibanboshi (The Wild Trucker),” 1975 action drama, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara, Kinya Abe Shingo Yamashiro, Naoko Ken and Kunie Tanaka. The comical adventures of two long-distance truck drivers, Momojiro and Kinzo, continue. Momojiro and Eizo help bring home the father of two young children in time to celebrate New Year’s together. “Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Jigoku no Sarayashiki (Case of A Young Lord),” 1956 jidaigeki, 57 minutes. Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Yumiko Hasegawa and Michiko Hoshi. A master swordsman guards a mercer’s heirloom, a precious plate given by the Shogun, against bandits.

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  • 09/22/14--02:59: Television Program Guide
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  • 10/20/14--15:55: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • “Rosy Day,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. Song-Jung Han is a novel writer. She is also a single mother who has raised three daughters: Da-Ae, Da-Jung and Da-In and struggles to let them marry good men. Starring Mi-Sook Kim, Hwang Woo Seul Hye, Se-Young Park and Woo-Ri Ko. “Secret Door,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. This drama series follows the conflict between King Yeongjo and Crown Prince Sado. King Yeongjo pursues strong royal authority, while Crown Prince Sado insists on equality for all. Starring Suk-Kyu Han and Je-Hoon Lee. “Only Love,” Monday-Thursday at 10:25 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. Tae-yang Kim is a physician and Yoo-ri Choi is a broadcasting producer. Jae-min Choi is a dandy-ish executive at a clothing company and Saet-byul Kim is an unwed mother. Woo-joo Kim is much younger than Mi-rae Hong. As these three couples fall in love, they explore issues of age difference, blood ties and adoption, and wealth and poverty. Starring: Ha-joon Seo, Se-mi Im, Bo-ra Nam, Jong-hoon Yoon and Ye-won Kim. “My Lovely Girl,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:45 p.m. Hyun-wook (Rain) is the composer and producer of an entertainment company (ANA). After losing his girlfriend in an accident, he then meets and falls in love with his girlfriend’s younger sister, Se-na, who dreams of becoming a music producer. Starring Ji-hoon Jung, Krystal Jung and Ye-ryun Cha. “Gu Family Book,” Wednesday and Thursday at 9:25 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. A melodrama epic about the great deal of trouble Kang Chi Choi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature (or human werefox half-breed), who goes through in order to become human and a story of Kang Chi’s journey of struggling in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human. Kang Chi Choi is the son of Wol Ryung Gu, the guardian spirit (werefox) of Jiri Mountain, and Seo Hwa Yoon, his human mother. He was raised by the Park family after having been picked up from the river. Due to customary restrictions of the era he is adopted by manager Choi instead, however Moo Sol Park takes on the role of being Kang Chi’s main father figure. Kang Chi is an outspoken character who’s full of curiosity. He realizes that he’s a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life. Yeo Wool Dam is a master of martial arts and archery. Yeo Wool is an upright character who really values the Three Bonds and Five Relationships in Confucianism, and becomes an instructor at a martial arts center at a young age. Starring Seung Ki Lee, Suzy Bae, Yun Suk Yoo, Yoo Bi Lee, Joon Sung, Sung Jae Lee, and Sung Ha Jo. “Endless Love,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. A period drama about Korean politics and financial situation in the 1970-1990s, as seen through the life of a woman. After a traumatic past of witnessing her mother’s death, In Ae Seo grows up as ambitious, and sharp-minded woman who knows how to grab people’s hearts, while still holding hope to one day avenge her mother. Since childhood, her life has been entangled with two opposite-personalities brothers from poor fisherman family, Kwang Hoon Han and Kwang Chul Han. Starring Jung Eum Hwang, Soo Young Ryu and Kyung Ho Jung. “Only My Love,” Friday-Sunday at 9:25 p.m./ re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. Eun-Jung was raised by a mother who shined shoes for a living. She marries Sung-Jae, but falls into trouble after her husband and mother-in-law commit a crime. Eun-Jung loses everything and has to work her way up from the very bottom to become a success. Starring Min-Young Lee and Jae-Hee Song.

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  • 10/20/14--15:56: KIKU Channel 9
  • “Broken Vow (Filipino drama),” Sunday at 5 p.m. Roberto Sebastian falls in love with a country girl, Melissa Santiago. On their wedding day, Roberto learns Melissa was raped and is now pregnant. He cannot live with this, so he abandons her. With her perfect world shattered, Melissa attempts to take her own life only to be saved by Felix Castro. Their love blooms and Felix vows to win Melissa’s trust. But Roberto contemplates reuniting with Melissa. Will she give him a second chance? “Losing Heaven” (Filipino drama w/ English subtitles), Sunday at 6 p.m. Ellery and Bridgitte have been best friends since childhood. The best friends become sisters when Bridgitte’s parents die and she is adopted by Ellery’s dad. Their lives and relationship as best friends/sisters continue until Jonas enters their lives. Starring Carla Abellana, Michelle Madrigal and Mike Tan. “Strategist Kanbe,” Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday at 8 p.m. The 2014 Taiga drama, “Strategist Kanbe,” is about the life story of Yoshitaka Kuroda, otherwise known as Kanbei Kuroda, who was the chief strategist for Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Yoshitaka was born on Dec. 22, 1546, and was a daimyo (lord) during the late Sengoku through early Edo periods. (The Sengoku period is often referred to as the warring period and was a time of great social, political and military upheaval.) Kanbe was a brilliant military strategist and faithful to Toyotomi. Starring Junichi Okada, Miki Nakatani, Kyoheo Shibata, Nao Toda and Raita Ryu. “Fat Detective 2,” Sunday at 8 p.m. Season 2! Taro Hanazawa has been on the police force for 20 years, but while all of the other recruits in his class have been promoted, Taro still works at the neighborhood koban (community police station). It’s not because he’s a bad cop; on the contrary, Taro is an excellent police officer.  But Taro weighs nearly 250 pounds, which makes it difficult for him to chase down criminals, and even harder for his superiors to take him seriously. That is . . . until Chief of Investigation First Division Reiko Nishikori observes Taro’s keen police skills in action and taps him to join her squad.  Will Taro be able to keep up with the other detectives? Or will his investigative skills leave the other detectives chasing after him? “Doctors,” Sunday at 9 p.m. A story about a surgeon who is very kind to his patients but has controversial ways of punishing his co-workers when they do not act responsibly. “Doko ga TV,” Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Pali Ka‘aihue and Sachiko Uchida bring their popular show about all things Japan to KIKU. This family-fun show showcases the best of Japan‘s history, food, lifestyle, people, attractions and pop culture that so many people in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. mainland find interesting. “Soko ga Shiritai,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. The wildly popular docu-tainment/info-logue that takes you all over Japan seeking out everything from customs, to food and all things interesting. Satisfy your need to know! “The Vulture,” Monday at 8 p.m. This drama is set in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when the bubble economy collapsed. It depicts the ambitions, struggles, and hopes of those individuals in corporate acquisitions. “853,” Monday at 9 p.m. 853 refers to the precinct where Detective Shinnosuke Kamo used to work. But this was before he accidentally shot a criminal in his custody. After that incident, Detective Kamo is reassigned to a smaller, rural jurisdiction.   For 10 years, he keeps his nose to the grind, continuing to do great investigative work despite the demotion to a smaller police precinct. Until one day, he is called back to put his detective skills to work again in the 853. “Mission to Kill (Hissatsu Shigotonin),” Tuesday at 9 p.m. Shigotonin refers to a team of hired assassins. In this samurai drama consisting of multiple series and specials, police are left to unravel crimes committed by hired assassins. What becomes obvious is that the real criminals are not just the assassins, but the people who hired them. Starring Noriyuki Higashiyama, Masahiro Matsuoka, Emi Wakui and Makoto Fujita. “Hidamari no Ki,” Thursday at 8 p.m. It is 1855, the year following the Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States and Japan. A 26-year-old samurai, Manjiro Ibuya, has succeeded his father and tries to make a name for himself by training more seriously than everyone else. His efforts irritate the other samurai. “Investigator Mariko 11,” Thursday at 9 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m. Crimes today utilize increasingly clever tricks and techniques. The police and crime laboratories must respond to these crimes quickly and with scientific knowledge. The lab must deal with such diverse tasks as analysis of hair, blood type, DND, voice pattern and handwriting, as well as polygraphs, the reconstruction of facial features, and superimposing.  The lab forms the main stage for this drama, which follows a female lab agent as she goes about her work. Mariko Sakaki, the main character, practices forensic medicine at the crime laboratory of the Kyoto Prefecture Police Department. “Ultraman Leo,” Friday at 6:30 p.m. In the tradition of “Kikaida,” KIKU-TV brings sci-fi, live-action hero drama back to Hawai‘i television! “Ultraman Leo” was produced and first aired in the mid-1970s, and was the seventh show in the Ultra series about warriors from other planets who help defend Earth against monsters and alien invaders. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m.; repeats on Saturday at 8 p.m. Although Japan is a relatively small country geographically, each prefecture has its own traditions, dialects, and . . . foods!!! This program takes us to the secret places throughout Japan known to the people of the area and introduces us to things unique to each place. “Partners 9,” Saturday at 7 p.m. Season 9! Detective, Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Takeru Kanbe, is cool and confident. 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  • 10/20/14--15:57: NGN3 November Movie Schedule
  • SATURDAY, NOV. 1 Midnight – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 1:40 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 3:30 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 5:10 a.m. – Music Box 7 a.m. – The Viper and General 8:40 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 10:20 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 11:50 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 1:20 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 3 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 4:40 p.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 6:20 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 8 p.m. – Life Back Then 10:20 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love SUNDAY, NOV. 2 12:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 1:50 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 3:50 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 5:20 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 6:50 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 8:20 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 10 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 11:30 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 1:10 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 2:40 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action 4:10 p.m. – Life Back Then 6:30 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 8:10 p.m. – Music Box 10 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 11:30 p.m. – The King and His Vassals MONDAY, NOV. 3 1:10 a.m. – The Viper and General 2:50 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 5:20 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 7 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 9 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 11:30 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 1:10 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 2:40 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 5:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 6:10 p.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 8:10 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 10 p.m. – The Viper and General 11:40 p.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy TUESDAY, NOV. 4 1:20 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 3 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 4:40 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 7:10 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 8:50 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 10:30 a.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 12:30 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 2 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 3:30 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 5 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 6:40 p.m. – Music Box 8:30 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 10 p.m. – A Story From Echigo WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5 Midnight – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 2:30 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 5 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 6 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 7:40 a.m. – Music Box 9:30 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 11 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 12:30 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 1:30 p.m. – A Story From Echigo 3:30 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 5:20 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 7:50 p.m. – Free and Easy 5 9:30 p.m. – The Viper and General 11:10 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action THURSDAY, NOV. 6 12:40 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 2:20 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 4 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 5:40 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 7:20 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 8:50 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 10:30 a.m. – Free and Easy 5 12:10 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 1:40 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action 3:10 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 4:50 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 6:40 p.m. – Dendera 8:40 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 10:20 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 11:50 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy FRIDAY, NOV. 7 1:20 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 3 a.m. – Music Box 4:50 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 6:20 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 8 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 9:40 a.m. – Dendera 11:40 a.m. – The Viper and General 1:20 p.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 3 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 4:30 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 6:10 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 7:40 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 9:20 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 11:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 SATURDAY, NOV. 8 12:50 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 2:30 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 4:10 a.m. – Music Box 6 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 7:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 8:30 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 10:30 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy Noon – 53 Stages of Action 1:30 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 3:10 p.m. – The Viper and General 4:50 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 6:30 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 8 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 9:40 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 11:10 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village SUNDAY, NOV. 9 12:50 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 2:20 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 4:10 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 6:40 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 8:20 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 10 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 11:30 a.m. – Ninja Kids! 1:10 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 3:40 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 5:20 p.m. – A Story From Echigo 7:20 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 9:50 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 11:40 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run MONDAY, NOV. 10 2:10 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 3:50 a.m. – The Viper and General 5:30 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 7:10 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 9 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 10:40 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 12:20 p.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 2 p.m. – Dendera 4 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action 5:30 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 7:10 p.m. – Life Back Then 9:30 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love TUESDAY, NOV. 11 Midnight – Turbulent Highways 1:40 a.m. – Music Box 3:30 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 5:30 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 8 a.m. – Dendera 10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 12:40 p.m. – A Story From Echigo 2:40 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 5:10 p.m. – Life Back Then 7:30 p.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 9:30 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 11:20 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 12:50 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 2:30 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 4:10 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 5:40 a.m. – The Viper and General 7:20 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 9 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 10:40 a.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 12:40 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 3:10 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 4:50 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 7:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 8:20 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 9:50 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 11:30 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 THURSDAY, NOV. 13 1:20 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 3:50 a.m. – Music Box 5:40 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 7:10 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 8:40 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 10:10 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 11:50 a.m. – The Viper and General 1:30 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 3:10 p.m. – Music Box 5 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 6:30 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 8:10 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 9:50 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 11:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 FRIDAY, NOV. 14 12:20 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 2:20 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 4:10 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 6:40 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 8:10 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 9:50 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 11:30 a.m. – The Viper and General 1:10 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 2:50 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 4:20 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 6 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 7:30 p.m. – Detective Doberman 9:10 p.m. – Music Box 11 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy SATURDAY, NOV. 15 12:30 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 2 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 4:30 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 6:10 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 7:40 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 9:10 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 10:40 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 12:20 p.m. – Music Box 2:10 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 3:40 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 5:30 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 8 p.m. – Dendera 10 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:40 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy SUNDAY, NOV. 16 1:20 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 3:10 a.m. – The Viper and General 4:50 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 6:30 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 8:10 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 9:50 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 11:30 a.m. – Dendera 1:30 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 3:10 p.m. – Free and Easy 5 4:50 p.m. – A Story From Echigo 6:50 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 9:20 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 11:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 MONDAY, NOV. 17 12:50 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 2:30 a.m. – Detective Doberman 4:10 a.m. – The Viper and General 5:50 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 7:30 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 9 a.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 10:40 a.m. – Free and Easy 5 12:20 p.m. – The Viper and General 2 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 3:40 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 5:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 6:20 p.m. – A Story From Echigo 8:20 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 10:50 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel TUESDAY, NOV. 18 12:30 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 2 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 3:40 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 5:10 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 6:50 a.m. – Music Box 8:40 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 10:10 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 12:10 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 2:40 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 4:20 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 5:50 p.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 7:30 p.m. – Dendera 9:30 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 11:10 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19 12:40 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 3:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 4:10 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 5:40 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 7:10 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 8:50 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 10:40 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 12:10 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 1:50 p.m. – Dendera 3:50 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 5:30 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action 7 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 8:40 p.m. – Detective Doberman 10:20 p.m. – Music Box THURSDAY, NOV. 20 12:10 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 1:40 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 3:20 a.m. – The Viper and General 5 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 6:40 a.m. – Music Box 8:30 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:40 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 1:20 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 3:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 4:50 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 6:20 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 7:50 p.m. – Life Back Then 10:10 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 11:50 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village FRIDAY, NOV. 21 1:30 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 4:40 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 6:20 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 8:10 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 10:40 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 12:20 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 1:50 p.m. – Life Back Then 4:10 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 6:40 p.m. – A Story From Echigo 8:40 p.m. – Red Soil Near Fuji 10:20 p.m. – The King and His Vassals SATURDAY, NOV. 22 Midnight – The Viper and General 1:40 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3:10 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 4:50 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 6:30 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 8:20 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:40 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 2:10 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 3:50 p.m. – Red Soil Near Fuji 5:30 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 8 p.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 10 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 11:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 SUNDAY, NOV. 23 12:50 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 2:50 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 4:20 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 5:50 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 8:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 9:20 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 11 a.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 1 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 2:40 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 4:10 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 5:50 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 7:20 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 9 p.m. – The Viper and General 10:40 p.m. – Music Box MONDAY, NOV. 24 12:30 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 2 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 4 a.m. – Red Soil Near Fuji 5:40 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 7:20 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 9 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 10:30 a.m. – Ninja Kids! 12:10 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 1:40 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 3:20 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 5:50 p.m. – Life Back Then 8:10 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action 9:40 p.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 11:20 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 TUESDAY, NOV. 25 1:10 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 3:40 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 6:10 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 7:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 8:50 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 10:50 a.m. – Life Back Then 1:10 p.m. – Fifth Street Duel 2:50 p.m. – Free and Easy 5 4:30 p.m. – The Viper and General 6:10 p.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 7:40 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 9:20 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11 p.m. – The King and His Vassals WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26 12:40 a.m. – The Viper and General 2:20 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 4 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 5:40 a.m. – Detective Doberman 7:20 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 9 a.m. – Free and Easy 5 10:40 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 12:20 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 2:10 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 3:40 p.m. – 53 Stages of Action 5:10 p.m. – Detective Doberman 6:50 p.m. – Music Box 8:40 p.m. – Dendera 10:40 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza THURSDAY, NOV. 27 12:20 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 1:50 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 3:30 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 5 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 6:30 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 8:10 a.m. – Music Box 10 a.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 11:40 a.m. – Dendera 1:40 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 4:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 5:10 p.m. – The Viper and General 6:50 p.m. – Daimonji Conspiracy 8:30 p.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 10:30 p.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 FRIDAY, NOV. 28 12:20 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 2 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 3:30 a.m. – Red Soil Near Fuji 5:10 a.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 7:40 a.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 9:20 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 10:50 a.m. – Lullaby for a Tough Guy 12:30 p.m. – Welcome Home, Hayabusa 2:30 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 4 p.m. – Ninja Kids! 5:40 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 8:10 p.m. – Contemporary Tales of Chivalry 2 9:40 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love SATURDAY, NOV. 29 12:10 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 1:50 a.m. – Music Box 3:40 a.m. – Snake Woman’s Curse 5:10 a.m. – Golden Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 7 a.m. – Run, Genta, Run 9:30 a.m. – Ninja Kids! 11:10 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 12:40 p.m. – Red Soil Near Fuji 2:20 p.m. – Genji: A Thousand Year Love 4:50 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 6:20 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 8 p.m. – Free and Easy 5 9:40 p.m. – The Viper and General 11:20 p.m. – Life Back Then SUNDAY, NOV. 30 1:40 a.m. – Fifth Street Duel 3:20 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy 4:50 a.m. – 53 Stages of Action 6:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 7:20 a.m. – A Story From Echigo 9:20 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 11 a.m. – Free and Easy 5 12:40 p.m. – Trials of an Okinawa Village 2:20 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3:50 p.m. – Run, Genta, Run 6:20 p.m. – Life Back Then 8:40 p.m. – Turbulent Highways 10:20 p.m. – Detective Doberman

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  • “Smuggler,” airs Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:35 p.m. Ryosuke is a failed actor who falls into debt to the mob and must now work for them. His job is to smuggle or dispose of bodies. When Ryosuke takes part in transporting an assassin, he soon finds himself having to use all of his acting skills to stay alive. Fully subtitled in English. “Space Battleship Yamato,” airs Friday, Nov. 7, at 7:35 p.m. The story is set in the year 2199. The Gamilas, a mysterious alien enemy, has been decimating the Earth to unlivable and irradiated conditions for the past five years. Humankind now lives underground to escape the radiation, but with only a year until extinction. One day while roaming the surface of Earth, former pilot Susumu Kodai (Takuya Kimura) comes across a capsule sent from the planet Iskandar that reveals there is technology that has the power to eradicate the radiation from Earth. A chosen crew of Space battleship Yamato takes off on the long trip to Iskandar with hopes to save the Earth. Fully subtitled in English. “First Class,” premieres on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:35 p.m. Chinami (Erika Sawajiri) works at a fabric shop, dreaming of one day working in the fashion industry. By accident, she begins work in the editing section for a fashion magazine. Chinami believes her new job may open doors for her to new opportunities, but it turns out her new job is like working in a war zone with daily fights and competitiveness between the women who work there. Can Chinami survive in such a cutthroat environment? Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – ST (Scientific Task Force),” premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:35 p.m. (Special on Tuesdays, Nov. 11 and 18; series starts on Tuesday, Nov. 25) Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s scientific task force has its fair share of oddballs, but senior analyst — and senior weirdo — Samon Akagi takes the cake. He is a genius forensic investigator with an unerring instinct of precisely analyzing any crime scene to the most miniscule details by a mere glance. Luckily, he works just fine behind the scenes, until he’s forced to lead an investigation on a grisly high-profile murder. When Detective Yurine is assigned to the case, he’s not only got to solve the crime, but is also challenged with managing Akagi and his team of eccentrics. Fully subtitled in English. “Hirugao – Love Affairs in the Afternoon,” premieres on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:35 p.m. Life is simple for Sawa (Ueto Aya), a young housewife, but when the adulteress Rikako moves into her neighborhood, so does a new world of sophistication and sex. Through an incident, she begins to have an affair with a handsome teacher named Yuichi — and discovers her own desires for extramarital passions. “Hirugao” follows the lives of these women, what lies beyond the affair and the consequences they suffer from committing such immoral act. What do married women in the modern world desire? Fully subtitled in English. “Jishaku Otoko,” Friday, Nov. 14 and 21, at 7:35 p.m. “If you participate in the weekend farming experience over there, you’ll find your partner in marriage in mysterious ways.” As a result of this rumor, Oba Farm has become a power spot for searching for marriage partners. Its owner Sosuke is an oddball; a science guy who is deeply attached to the vegetables he produces and his beloved cow Ushiko. He declares, “People are all classified into N and S. Like a magnet, those that are alike will repel while those that are opposite will hit it off.” Sosuke is called the “Jishaku Otoko (magnet man)” and revered as the god of marriage hunting. Fully subtitled in English. “Chiso Hyakkei,” premieres on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8:30 p.m. Actor Takenori Murano visits different towns to introduce special “chiso (feast)” from each town that is very unique to the region. Fully subtitled in English. “Akumu-chan Special,” airs Friday, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, at 7:35 p.m. What would you do if all of your dreams had a way of coming true . . . including nightmares? In this special beautiful teacher Ayami joins J-pop group “Momoiro Clover Z,” to form the group “Kimoclo.” They perform the drama’s theme song. Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. Movies are shown at various times. Check your digital on-screen guide for movie schedules, using either the GUIDE or INFO buttons (up to one week ahead). Or call NGN, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 538-1966 for inquiries or to request an e-mail of NGN 3 programming information. All movies are in Japanese language with full English subtitles. PREMIERE TITLES OF THE MONTH Nov. 7: “Nihon Jokyoden Gekito Himeyuri Misaki (Trials of an Okinawa Village),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Junko Fuji and Bunta Sugawara. A female of a trucking company has run-ins with evil yakuza during the American occupation of Okinawa. Her hometown is threatened by usurers, gangsters and indirectly by American GI influences. She must battle a yakuza organization with her employees to help settle things. Nov. 14: “Doberman Deka (Detective Doberman),” 1977 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Sonny Chiba and Hiroki Matsukata. A naive detective from Okinawa comes to Tokyo to track down a missing girl from his village and gets involved in a scandal in show business. Nov. 21: “Chiyari Fuji (Red Soil Near Fuji),” 1955 samurai film, 1 hour and 34 minutes. Directed by Tomu Uchida. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Ryunosuke Tsukigata. A lord’s spearsman travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet people and encounter great injustice. Nov. 28: “Showa Zankyoden Karajishi Botan (Contemporary Tales of Chivalry 2),” 1966 action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Mita. Hidejiro is a wandering yakuza with a ‘karashi botan’ (Chinese lion and peony) tattoo. Owing a favor to the Soda Family, he kills the boss of the rival Sakaki Family. When the Soda attacks the Sakaki and double-crosses him, with sword in hand, Hidejiro seeks brutal retribution. NGN3 MOVIE OF THE MONTH “Antoki no Inochi (Life Back Then),” 2011 drama, 2 hours and 11 minutes. Directed by Takahisa Zeze. Starring Masaki Okada and Nana Eikura. Kyohei has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult, he works for a company that specializes in cleaning out the homes of recently deceased individuals. When sorting through the personal belongings of the deceased, he’s forced to face the concept of life and death. With his new job Kyohei meets co-worker Yuki. She has also experienced a traumatizing event as a teen and has also shut herself away from the world. These two young people form a bond as they go through the homes and gradually open up to each other. NGN3 COMMUNITY FAVORITE “Shingo Bangai Shobu (Fifth Street Duel),” 1964 samurai film, 1 hour and 36 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Ryohei Uchida, Junko Fuji, Hiroki Matsukata and Kunie Tanaka. Shingo’s long-awaited peaceful life comes to a halt when his rival Hikojiro suddenly appears and demands a final duel. NGN3 Movies (in alphabetical order) “Abare Kaido (Turbulent Highways),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kotaro Satomi. Danjuro, a popular kabuki actor from a yakuza family beats the evil force. “Aoi Unabara (The Deep Blue Sea),” 1957 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Kobayashi Tsuneo. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Jun Usami. To fulfill a friend’s dying wish, a young sailor Kenji takes on the task of delivering an heirloom to his friend’s daughter, Harumi, who has been adopted by another family. When he arrives, Kenji soon discovers that Harumi and her adopted family are the targets of an evil gang boss. In an attempt to help them, he decides to take matters into his own hands. “Bokyo Komoriuta (Lullaby for a Tough Guy),” 1972 action film, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Ken Takakura and Ryo Ikebe. A ruffian joins the ranks of the emperor’s guards. “Dendera,” 2011 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Daisuke Tengan. Starring Ruriko Asaoka and Mitsuko Baisho. Fifty elderly women are abandoned to die on a snow-covered mountain, but instead work together to build their own village named “Dendera.” Some want to live the final years of their lives out in peace, while others want revenge against the villagers who left them to die. “Echigo Tsutsuishi Oyashirazu (A Story from Echigo),” 1964 drama, 1 hour and 51 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Imai. Starring Yoshiko Sakuma and Rentaro Mikuni. Based on a famous novel by Tsutomu Mizukami. Beautiful Oshin falls as a victim of Tomekichi, a man who is envious of Oshin’s husband Gonkichi. “Hadakakko (Run, Genta, Run),” 1961 drama, 2 hours and 27 minutes. Directed by Tomotaka Tasaka. Starring Toshitaka Ito, Michiyo Kogure and Rentaro Mikuni. A touching story about a young boy, Genta, who bravely takes on life’s challenges in hopes of finding a better life for himself and his sickly mother. “Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no Daimonji (The Daimonji Consipiracy),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Ichiakwa Utaemon and Azuma Chiyonosuke. Saotome Mondonosuke, a master swordsman and loyal vassal, goes on a mission to find a missing princess. “Heitai Gokudo (Enlisted Yakuza),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro. Gang leader Shimamura is forced to join the army in 1937 and fight in China. “Iemitsu to Hikoza to Isshin Tasuke (The King and His Vassals),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura. Fishmonger Tasuke and Shogun Iemitsu swap their identities in pretence for the protection of Iemitsu. “Kaidan Hebionna (Snake Woman’s Curse),” 1968 horror film, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Seizaburo Kawazu and Shingo Yamashiro. Chobei, the wealthy landlord of a countryside village in the early Meiji period, incurs a ghostly wrath after he causes a poor farmer to die. After Chobei enslaves the farmer’s wife and daughter in his household, he kills a snake and finds himself slowly going mad, glimpsing rotting corpses and deathly spirits all around him. Even his son Takeo cannot escape and begins to notice that his new bride has certain characteristics like scales and green skin! Can Chobei fulfill the promise of the Snake Woman’s curse before the spirits of the dead come to claim him? “Mamushi to Aodaisho (The Viper and General),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Tamio Kawachi. The viper brothers fight against a big yakuza family. “Nihatsume wa Jigoku Ikidaze (The Second Bullet is Marked),” 1960 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Ken Takakura. Tsunokichi and Ken face off against a rival yakuza in Kyushu. “Nintama Rantaro (Ninja Kids),” 2011 comedy, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Directed by Takashi Miike. Starring Seishiro Kato and Hiroki Matsukata. A family-oriented comedy film directed by Takashi Miike about the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy. Rantaro comes from a family of bad ninjas and has been sent off to Ninja school to break the streak of unsuccessful ninjas in the family. During the summer, they are challenged by a group of rival ninjas which culminates in a race to ring a bell on top of a mountain. “Oabare Gojusantsugi (53 Stages of Action),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinya Kitaoji and Hiroki Matsukata. Matsukichi, a worker at a fish market, tries to settle the business between two competitors on his turf. “Okaeri, Hayabusa (Welcome Home, Hayabusa),” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 54 minutes. Directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara and Tomokazu Miura. Kento Ohashi is a novice ion engine developer. He works on a team that is planning to launch the unmanned Hayabusa spacecraft. His father Isao was the leader of a previously failed space mission. Now, Kento pursues his and his father’s dreams while experiencing the unexpected surprises that come with working on a spacecraft. “Orugoru (Music Box),” 1989 action drama, 1 hour and 46 minutes Directed by Mitsuo Kurotsuchi. Starring Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, Nobuko Sendo and Sho Aikawa. Yuji, a retired yakuza, is forced back into the gangster life when and old enemy threatens the safety of his beloved son, Ren. “Ougon Kujaku-jo (Golden Peacock Castle),” 1961 samurai action film, 50 minutes. Directed by Masaharu Matsuda. Starring Kotaro Satomi, Shingo Yamashiro and Mitsuko Nagai. A group of pirates led by the evil Gondaiyu and his wizard, Genkuro, capture the Golden Peacock Castle and massacre the peaceful clan that lives there. The few survivors that manage to escape plot their revenge and wait for the timing to be right for an attack. “Ougon Kujaku-jo Dai-Nibu (Golden Peacock Castle, Part 2),” 1961 samurai action film, 56 minutes. Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Totsuben Sawamura, Kotaro Satomi and Shingo Yamashiro. The struggles of the Golden Peacock Castle Clan continues as they seek to reclaim their home and prevent the evil Gondaiyu from taking their most prized treasures. “Sennen no Koi Genji Monogatari (Genji-A Thousand Year Love),” 2001 historical fictional drama, 2 hours and 23 minutes. Directed by Tonkou Horikawa. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Takako Tokiwa and Yuki Amami. Toei’s big budget modern remake of the classic Genji Monotgatari — a tale of a wealthy playboy, Genji, and the numerous women in his life. Starring Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe. “Tsuri Baka Nisshi 5 (Free and Easy 5),” 1992 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Tomio Kuriyama. Starring Toshiyuki Nishida and Rentaro Mikuni. Hama-chan and Michiko’s son, Koitaro, is now one year old. When Michiko leaves home to attend a school reunion and her mother is unable to care for the baby, Hama-chan is forced to take Koitaro to work and the baby soon gets lost, creating all manner of havoc at the construction firm he works for. “Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Beranme Katsujinken (Case of A Young Lord, Part 2),” 1956 jidaigeki, 52 minutes. Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Yumiko Hasegawa. A master swordsman must retrieve the mercer’s stolen heirloom in time to present it to the Shogun. “Yagyu Bugeicho Kengo Midaregumo (The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Koukichi Uchidate. Starring Jushiro Konoe and Hiroki Matsukata. Yagyu Jubei must protect the Yagyu scroll that holds the secret of the infamous assassination plotted by the Tokugawa government 30 years ago.

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