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  • 04/22/16--17:15: KBFD — Korean Programming
  • “My Daughter, Sawol,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Sa Wol grew up in the orphanage with her two best friends, Oh Wol and Hye Sang. Min Ho Oh comes to adopt Hye Sang, thinking she is his biological daughter. However, on the day the orphanage collapses, Hye Sang finds out the true daughter is Sa Wol. She traps the orphanage manager (her true father) and Oh Wol in the collapsing building and sighs in relief believing they have died. But when Sa Wol is brought into her new family, Hye Sang spends the next 25 years tormenting her and burying the truth. As her web of lies grows, it becomes harder to maintain, and eventually two true friends and their families will be reunited. Starring In-Hwa Jun, Jin-Hee Baek, Hyun-Min Yoon, Se-Young Park, Sang-Woo Do and Ha-Yoon Song. “Daebok,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. “Returned & Revealed,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. Geum-Bok is ashamed of her mother who works as a street cleaner. Her mother, as a single mother, has worked hard to support Geum-Bok. Geum-Bok’s feelings for for her mother begin to change. On their first trip, Geum-Bok’s mother disappears and Geum-Bok is now all alone. Starring Da-Eun Shin, Elijah Lee, Jin-Woo Kim, Eun-Woo Jung and Mi-Sun Jeon. “Come Back Alive,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. A man is worked to death, but he comes back to the living world in the attractive body of another man for a limited amount of time. Hae-Joon Lee is a perfect man with good looking appearance. He works as a section chief in the women’s apparel section at a department store. His body is actually possessed by the spirit of Kim Young-Soo Ki who was worked to death. Nan Hong is a beautiful woman, but her spirit is possessed by tough guy. Da-Hye Shin is a beautiful housewife, but her husband suddenly dies. She falls into a love triangle with Hae-Joon Lee and a promising store employee. Starring: Rain, Min-Jung Lee, Yeon-Seo Oh, Su-Ro Kim and In-Kwon Kim. “Between Family,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “Maids,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Set during the Joseon Period. In-Yeob Kook is the only child in a noble family. She is famous for her beauty and stylish appearance. Due to an incident, her status falls to the lower class. As she struggles through her misfortune, she becomes stronger. Servant Moo-Myeong is the most attractive servant in Hanyang, but he is also a mysterious man who hides his real identity and pretends to be a servant. Starring Yoo-Mi Jung and Ji-Ho Oh. “Mrs. Cop 2,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. Choi Young-Jin is a female detective squad chief. She also raises her daughter Ha-Eun. At work, she deals with brutal crimes with her senior detective Park Jong-Ho and squad members Min Do-Young, Han Jin-Woo, Jo Jae-Deok and Lee Se-Won. Starring Hee-Ae Kim, Min-Jong Kim, Da-Hee Lee Ho-Jun Son, Jung-Do Heo and Gi-Kwang Lee. “Marrying My Daughter Twice,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m.

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    “My Prince (Yomiuri TV),” premieres on Monday, May 23, at 8 p.m. Takako Hara has a history of failed romances and is resigned to a life of loneliness. At only 32,  she is convinced she will be alone the rest of the her life. That is, until Koutarou Ozu comes to teach at her school. Although Takako is seven years older than Koutaro, she finds herself falling for him. What happens when she learns he is already engaged to be married? “Doctors 2 (TV Asahi),” premieres on Sunday, May 29, at 8 p.m. “Doctors 2” is a continuation of “Doctors,” which aired last year. Tamaki Dogami, the director of Dogami Hospital, announces her retirement and names her nephew, Dr. Suguru Moriyama, as her successor. This upsets the doctors and nurses who distrust Suguru and his self-centered ways. “Losing Heaven,” Sunday at 5 p.m. Bridgette and Ellery are childhood best friends, and their bond becomes even stronger when Bridgette’s parents are killed, leaving her an orphan. Ellery’s father adopts Bridgette, making them sisters. The best friends/sisters grow up and attain careers they love. Everything is going well until Bridgette meets Jonas. Instantly, she falls in love with him, but he only has eyes for Ellery. After Ellery meets him, they fall in love and marry. Their happiness is shattered when they learn Ellery cannot conceive. Bridgette steps in and offers to be a surrogate mom through in-vitro, and births a daughter. Ellery gets into a car accident and is in a coma. Bridgette convinces Jonas to annul his marriage to Ellery for the sake of the baby and marry her. But what happens to the best friends/sisters if Ellery regains consciousness? “Chasing Moments,” Sunday at 6 p.m. A thrilling story about love and intertwined relationships. Alex and Cindy find love and inspiration in each other’s arms. However, when Cindy leaves to study abroad, though devastated, Alex decides he must continue his life and pursue his dreams of becoming a photo journalist. Janice, an older woman, works as an editor-in-chief at a famous tabloid, but her successful career is not mirrored in her personal life. Despite her age gap and social differences their special friendship grows into an unlikely romance. Things get more complicated when Alex learns that Janice is Cindy’s mother! “Sanada Maru (NHK),” Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. “Sanada Maru” is the 55th Taiga drama from NHK. The story about the life of the last great commander in the Warring States period, Yukimura  Sanada, whose real name was Genjiro Nobushige Sanada. Curious and adventure-loving, Nobushige Sanada tore through the the Warring States period and eventually became a legendary commander who even awed the ruler Ieyasu Tokugawa. He completed the construction of Sanada Maru, which is the last and strongest fortress to defend the most vulnerable gate of the castle during the Siege of Osaka. “The Concierge (TBS),” Sunday at 8 p.m. “The Concierge” centers around the daily challenges that go on in the lives of the concierge staff at a luxury hotel. Seeking to fulfil every guest’s request, the concierge staff must sometimes go to the ends of the earth. “Behind the Noren 2 (Fuji),” Sunday at 9 p.m. The showdown between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law at a traditional Japanese inn continues in this second series. But this time, “the spirit of good service” bypasses international boundaries as some of the main characters venture to Taiwan. “Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more! “Soko ga 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! “Doctors 3 (TV Asahi),” Monday at 8 p.m. “Doctors 3” is a continuation of “Doctors 1 and 2,” which is the popular Doctors series about Kousuke Sagara who is a highly skilled surgeon working at a corrupt hospital. “Beauty and the Fellow (NHK),” Monday at 9 p.m. A competent, but aloof beautiful woman. A handsome, but unmotivated young man. Will they propel each other to success in the entertainment industry . . . and beyond? It’s a girl-meets-boy tale with a twist. The girl, Ichiko, becomes an entertainment agent following an unexpected turn of events. That’s when she scouts the boy, a reluctant young actor named Ryo. Ichiko struggles to transform Ryo into a superstar. And even though he’s disinterested initially, he gradually begins to enjoy acting. Together, the pair navigates the unfamiliar and sometimes choppy waters of show business, rising to the pinnacle of fame. They share the same fate, despite the constant friction. Soon, their professional bond morphs into an emotional one, and sparks fly. “Beauty and the Fellow” is a heartfelt and captivating story of an entertainment power duo in search of success, but destined for love. “Kumokiri Nizaemon (NHK),” Tuesday at 9 p.m. Nizaemon Kumokiri is the greatest bandit of all time. He has a gang of highly skilled thieves who target the wealthy, without ever killing or injuring anyone. They are active throughout the Edo, Tokaido, Nakasendo and Kansai regions. When the Shogunate appoints Shikibu Abe as the new chief of the public security force, it sets off a fierce battle of will pride between Nizaemon and Shikibu. “Angels and Demons (TVA),” Thursday at 8 p.m. Hikari Makita is a police officer with pure motives and ineffective results. Her trusting personality often results in her being deceived by suspects, which gets her relegated to trivial tasks in the cold case resource department. That is, until Ryunosuke Chajima shows up. Ryunosuke is a clever attorney who is somehow involved in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s newly formed Cold Case Anonymous Investigation Unit. This unit tackles unsolved cases by offering leniency to suspects for information. Ryunosuke somehow gets Hikari assigned to the new unit, but what is his motive? “Downtown Rocket  (TBS),” Thursday at 9 p.m. “Downtown Rocket” is about a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan’s version of NASA) who is pursuing his lifelong dream to develop a rocket engine. Pursuit of this dream causes Ryohei Tsukuda to single-mindedly focus all of his family-owned manufacturing company’s efforts on developing the engine, at the expense of all other projects. One day, Ryohei receives an offer to buy his patent for more than $17 billion. Will Ryohei sell or continue to follow his dream? “Partners 11 (TVA),” Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. The 11th season of this popular detective series. Detective, Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His new partner is Toru Kai. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. and 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.

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    NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. 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 May 6: “Shokei Yugi (Execution Play),” 1979 action film, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Lily. Shohei Narumi, a deadly freelance assassin, gets set up by a mysterious woman. Abducted and tortured, Narumi is forced to take on a difficult job. The target is a veteran killer who is as good as him. May 13: “Gokudo no Onnatachi Kejime (Yakuza Ladies: Decision),” 1998 action film, 1 hour and 56 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Shima Iwashita and Rino Katase. Kasuga’s husband gets arrested for a murder of his beloved protégé. She and her family investigate and find out he was trapped by greedy Nagoshi, the boss of their rival yakuza family. She has to make a decision to revenge Nagoshi. MOVIE OF THE MONTH May 7: “Zakurozaka no Adauchi (Snow on the Blades),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu. Starring Kiichi Nakai and Hiroshi Abe. Kingo Shimura serves his lord Naosuke Ii, Shogun’s chief minister. One day in 1860 Kingo fails his duty to protect him when Ii is killed by ronins from the Mito Domain. He is not allowed to kill himself and receives a secret order to exact revenge. However, all but one of the assassins die before Kingo can reach them. Still, Kingo presses on and travels for 13 years to find the last enemy. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “893 (Yakuza) Gurentai (Yakuza Hooligans),” 1966 action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Ichiro Araki. A bunch of young, angry and penniless misfits are full of great vitality. They aren’t quite up to joining the yakuza and and execute a variety of petty scams. After being approached by a yakuza and asked to become a spy for them, they are now planning to take 10 million yen from the yakuza. “Be Free!,” 1986 drama, 1 hour and 34 minutes. Directed by Shinichi Nakada. Starring Kenji Haga and Kazue Ito. Adventures of a young high school teacher and his oddball students. “Benikujaku Dai-ippen Nachi no Kotengu/ Dai-nihen Norio ni Mateki (Crimson Peacock 1 & 2),” 1954 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 53 minutes. Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Koji Arima. Entrusted by Roman saint, the brave soldiers guard the key to the treasures of Crimson Peacock from malicious pirates. “Beranme Tantei Musume (Tokyo Girl Detective),” 1959 drama, 1 hour and 22 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Hibari Misora and Isao Kimura. Woman private eye Emiko goes undercover to reveal the truth of a murder case. “Capone no Shatei Yamato Damashii (Brothers of Capones 2),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Ryuji Harada. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Minoru Oki. A man returns from Chicago pretending to be a subject of Al Capone. “Hibari Minyo no Tabi Beranme Nakanorisan (Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san),” 1961 drama, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Masamitsu Igayama. Starring Hibari Misora and Ken Takakura. Daughter of a lumber shop in Edo strives to protect her family business from the competitor. “Inazuma Touge no Ketto (Showdown at Lightning Pass),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Shinjiro Ebara. A story about a spear master’s spiritual and martial discipline. “Kantsubaki (A Midwinter Camellia),” 1992 drams, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Nishida Toshiyuki, MInamino Yoko, Takashima Masahiro and Katase Rino. A bittersweet love story between Iwago, a yakuza, and a beautiful young geisha named Botan. “Ken to Mary Ameagari no Yozora ni (Ken and Mary: The Asian Truck Express),” 2013 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Kenta Fukasaku. Starring Naoto Takenaka and Hu Bing. A former hardcore rocker in his youth, Ken Katakura has now become a bitter salaryman after his wife dies. While traveling to Malaysia with the intention of stopping his daughter’s wedding, Ken’s plans change when the plane is forced to make an emergency landing. Ken is stranded on the opposite side of the island and grudgingly accepts help from “Mary,” a goofy, charismatic Chinese truck driver who has all the right intentions but seems to cause more harm than good. “Kenka Gasa (Fighting Disposition),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Ryutaro Otomo. With the help of famous yakuza Jirocho, brave and quick tempered Eijiro takes revenge on the death of his close friend. “Kita no Zeronen (Year One in the North),” 2004 film, 2 hours and 53 minutes. Directed by Isao Yukisada. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa and Toshiro Yanagiba. In 1871, the Inada Clan of Awaji is ordered to emigrate to Hokkaido by the new Meiji government. In hopes of building new lives in a new world, the people of the Awaji Clan begin carving a settlement out of the wilderness, led by the leader of the group Komatsubara Hideaki, his wife Shino and daughter Tae. The clansmen soon realize the harsh reality of living in the rugged land of Hokkaido: bitter, long winters make it impossible to grow crops for their food. The devastating news of the sinking of the second group of emigrants’ boat and loss of everyone aboard as well as the abolishment of clans by the Meiji government only adds to their despair and isolation. When all hope seems to be lost, Hideaki decides to leave the town for Sapporo on business with the promise to return in few months time. Shino, along with her young daughter Tae, faithfully wait for her husband’s return but to no avail, and come to the realization that in order to survive they must make it on their own. “Little Forest – Fuyu/Haru (Little Forest: Winter/Spring),” 2015 drama, 2 hours. Directed by Junichi Mori. Starring Ai Hashimoto and Takahiro Miura. Ichiko continues to live self-sufficiently, taking advantage of local seasonal ingredients for the meals she prepares for herself. The film depicts both the blessings and harshness of nature as Ichiko continues surviving on her own through the changing seasons and concludes as she embraces the limitations of the winter season and the ultimate triumph of spring. “Oedo Kenka Matoi (Cantankerous Edo),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Hibari Misora. A former samurai becomes the town fire chief. “Otoko no Shobu Byakko no Tetsu (Tetsu, the White Tiger),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Hideo Murata and Saburo Kitajima. A railroad line brings changing times to a community. “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Funto-hen (Tora-san the Good Samaritan),” 1971 comedy/drama, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi and Chieko Baisho. The seventh installment of the series of “Tora-san.” Tora-san returns to his hometown and is reconciled with his mother, who has left him behind since he was born. He then starts his life as a wanderer again, and meets Hanako, an innocent but unintelligent girl who works in a textile mill. Tora-san intends to help her back to her hometown, but Hanako ends up working in the dumpling shop of Tora-san’s uncle. “Seiha (Domineering),” 1982 drama, 2 hours and 23 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Toshiro Mifune and Bunta Sugawara. The aftermath of the death of the biggest yakuza family. “Shin Abashiri bangaichi Arashi Yobu Shiretoko Misaki (New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Tatsuya Mihashi. Former inmate Katsuji gets involved in the horse gambling business while lending a helping hand to a ranch operator. “Shundo (Bushido),” 2013 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Mikami. Starring Takehiro Hira and Go Wakabayashi. During the reign of the 8th shogun, Tokugawa Yoshimune, the western part of Japan suffered a severe famine in the year 1732. Three years later, a sword instructor Jyuzo Matsumiya is sent on a mysterious mission by the shogunate, culminating with an epic sword battle in the snow. “Tabi ni Deta Gokudo (Yakuza on Foot),” 1969 action film, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Junya Sato. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro. An Osaka gangster Shimamura just got married. His new bride, Mineko is also involved in drug-trafficking, and when she goes to China to make a deal, things get botched pretty badly. Shimamura must travel to save her and recoup his employers’ losses. “Toyama no Kinsan Sakura Hangan (Sakura Official),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Starring Chiezo Kataqoka and Koji Truruta. Magistrate Kinshiro investigates a series of unsolved deaths that are connected to a mysterious monk. Umon Torimonocho Janomegasa no Onna (Woman Under the Umbrella),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Ryutaro Otomo and Eitaro Shindo. A mysterious woman with an umbrella interferes with Umon’s pursuit of Tomokichi, a fugitive known to have hidden stolen treasures. “Waru no Sin’eitai (Troops of Darkness),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. Starring Tsunehiko Watase and Jerry Fujio. A fledgling yakuza goes all out to gain acceptance from a gang. “Yagyu Bugeicho Katame Suigetsu no Ken (The Yagyu Military Art: Yagyu List),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Yasuto Hasegawa. Starring Jushiro Kone and Hiroki Matsukata. Jubei must stop evil plot of Lord Hayatonosho who secretly plans to overthrow the Shogunate. “Yakuza Keibatsushi (Lynching),” 1969 action film, 1 hour and 36 minutes. Directed by Teruo Ishii. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Ryutaro Otomo. A story of yakuza lynching during Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods. “Yoru no Kayo Series: Onna no Michi (A Woman’s Road),” 1973 drama, 1 hour and 20 minutes. Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. Starring Tatsuo Umemiya and Yutaka Nakajima. Poor Yoko knows she is getting played and used by a playboy, but she loves him with all her heart and soul.

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  • 04/22/16--17:39: NGN3 May Movie Schedule
  • SUNDAY, MAY 1 Midnight – Yakuza Hooligans 1:30 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 3 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 4:40 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 6:10 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 7:40 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 9 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 10:30 a.m.– Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san Noon – Cantankerous Edo 1:30 p.m. – Troops of Darkness 3 p.m. – Lynching 4:40 p.m. – Be Free! 6:20 p.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 7:50 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 9:50 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 11:30 p.m. – The Bad Boss MONDAY, MAY 2 1 p.m. – Year One in the North 3:50 a.m. – Sakura Official 5:30 a.m. – Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 7 a.m. – Domineering 9:30 a.m. – Be Free! 11:10 a.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 12:40 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 2:10 p.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 4:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 6:10 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 7:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 9:30 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 11:10 p.m. – Troops of Darkness TUESDAY, MAY 3 12:40 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 2:10 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 3:40 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 5:10 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 6:40 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 8:10 a.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 9:40 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 11:20 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 12:40 p.m. – Lynching 2:20 p.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 4:20 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 5:50 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 7:30 p.m. – Bushido 9:20 p.m. – Domineering 11:50 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 1:20 a.m. – Sakura Official 3 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 4:50 a.m. – The Bad Boss 6:20 a.m. – Year One in the North 9:10 a.m. – Bushido 11 a.m. – The Bad Boss 12:30 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 2 p.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 3:30 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 5 p.m. – Woman’s Road 6:20 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 8 p.m. – Domineering 10:30 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo THURSDAY, MAY 5 Midnight – Troops of Darkness 1:30 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 3:30 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 5 a.m. – Troops of Darkness 6:30 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 8 a.m. – Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 9:30 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 11:10 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 12:40 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 2:10 p.m. – A Woman’s Road 3:30 p.m. – Lynching 5:10 p.m. – Domineering 7:40 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 9:10 p.m. – Sakura Official 10:50 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape FRIDAY, MAY 6 12:40 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 2:20 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 3:50 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 5:20 a.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 6:50 a.m. – Lynching 8:30 a.m. – Be Free! 10:10 a.m. – Year One in the North 1 p.m. – Sakura Official 2:40 p.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 4:10 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 6:20 p.m. – Troops of Darkness 7:50 p.m. – Execution Play 9:30 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 11 p.m. – A Midwinter Camellia SATURDAY, MAY 7 1 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 2:50 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 4:30 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 6 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 7:30 a.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 9 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 10:40 a.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 12:50 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo 2:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 4 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 5:30 p.m. – Domineering 8 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 10:10 p.m. – Be Free! 11:50 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 SUNDAY, MAY 8 1:50 a.m. – The Bad Boss 3:20 a.m. – Year One in the North 6:10 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 7:40 a.m. – Troops of Darkness 9:10 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 10:40 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 12:40 p.m. – Be Free! 2:20 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 4:20 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 6:30 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 8:10 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 9:40 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 11:10 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans MONDAY, MAY 9 12:40 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 2:10 a.m. – Midwinter Camellia 4:10 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 5:40 a.m. – Lynching 7:20 a.m. – Be Free! 9 a.m. – Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 10:30 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 12:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 2:10 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 3:40 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 5:10 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 6:50 p.m. – Sakura Official 8:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 10:20 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 11:50 p.m. – A Woman’s Road TUESDAY, MAY 10 1:10 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 2:50 a.m. – The Bad Boss 4:20 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 6:10 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 7:50 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 9:10 a.m. – Lynching 10:50 a.m. – Be Free! 12:30 p.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 2 p.m. – The Bad Boss 3:30 p.m. – Year One in the North 6:20 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 7:50 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 9:20 p.m. – Execution Play 11 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 12:30 a.m. – Year One in the North 3:20 a.m. – Sakura Official 5 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 7 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 8:30 a.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 10 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 Noon – Brothers of Capone 2 1:30 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo 3 p.m. – Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 4:30 p.m. – Domineering 7 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 9:10 p.m. – Year One in the North THURSDAY, MAY 12 Midnight – Yakuza Hooligans 1:30 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 3 a.m. – Domineering 5:30 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 7 a.m. – Sakura Official 8:40 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 10:30 a.m. – Domineering 1 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 3:10 p.m. – A Woman’s Road 4:30 p.m. – Lynching 6:10 p.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 8:10 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 9:40 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 11:50 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo FRIDAY, MAY 13 1:20 a.m. – The Bad Boss 2:50 a.m. – Year One in the North 5:40 a.m. – Domineering 8:10 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 9:40 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 11:10 a.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 1:20 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 2:50 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 4:30 p.m. – Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 6 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 7:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 9:40 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 11:10 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass SATURDAY, MAY 14 12:50 a.m. – The Bad Boss 2:20 a.m. – Execution Play 4 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 5:30 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 7:20 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 9 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 11 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 12:30 p.m. – Lynching 2:10 p.m. – Be Free! 3:50 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 5:30 p.m. – Domineering 8 p.m. – Bushido 9:50 p.m. – The Bad Boss 11:20 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective SUNDAY, MAY 15 12:50 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 2:50 a.m. – Year One in the North 5:40 a.m. – Sakura Official 7:20 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 9 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 10:30 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 12:10 p.m. – Bushido 2 p.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 3:30 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 5:40 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 7:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 9:10 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo 10:40 p.m. – Troops of Darkness MONDAY, MAY 16 12:10 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 1:40 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 3 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 4:40 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 6:10 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 7:40 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 9:10 a.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 11:20 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 12:50 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 2:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 4:20 p.m. – Troops of Darkness 5:50 p.m. – Execution Play 7:30 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 9 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 10:30 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san TUESDAY, MAY 17 Midnight – Showdown at Lightning Pass 1:40 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 3 a.m. – Lynching 4:40 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 6:40 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 8:10 a.m. – Domineering 10:40 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 12:10 p.m. – Be Free! 1:50 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 3:50 p.m. – Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 5:20 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 7 p.m. – Sakura Official 8:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 10:30 p.m. – The Bad Boss WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Midnight – Year One in the North 2:50 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 4:20 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 5:50 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 7:30 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 9 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 10:40 a.m. – Domineering 1:10 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 2:40 p.m. – A Woman’s Road 4 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 6 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 7:30 p.m. – Bushido 9:20 p.m. – The Bad Boss 10:50 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo THURSDAY, MAY 19 12:20 a.m. – Troops of Darkness 1:50 a.m. – Lynching 3:30 a.m. – Be Free! 5:10 a.m. – Year One in the North 8 a.m. – Sakura Official 9:40 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 11:20 a.m. – Bushido 1:10 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 2:40 p.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 4:40 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 6:40 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 8:10 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 10:20 p.m. – Year One in the North FRIDAY, MAY 20 1:10 a.m. – The Bad Boss 2:40 a.m. – Year One in the North 5:30 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 7 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 8:30 a.m. – Sakura Official 10:10 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape Noon – Domineering 2:30 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 4:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 6:20 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 7:50 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 9:20 p.m. – A Woman’s Road 10:40 p.m. – Be Free! SATURDAY, MAY 21 12:20 a.m. – Crimson Peacock Part 1 & 2 2:20 a.m. – Domineering 4:50 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 6:20 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 7:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 9:50 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 11:50 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 1:20 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 3 p.m. – The Bad Boss 4:30 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 6:20 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 8 p.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 9:30 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 11:30 p.m. – Lynching SUNDAY, MAY 22 1:10 a.m. – Be Free! 2:50 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 4:10 a.m. – Lynching 5:50 a.m. – Be Free! 7:30 a.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 9 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 10:30 a.m. – Troops of Darkness Noon – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 1:30 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 3:10 p.m. – Year One in the North 6 p.m. – Sakura Official 7:40 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 9:10 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 10:40 p.m. – Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman MONDAY, MAY 23 12:10 a.m. – Domineering 2:40 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 4:10 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 5:40 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 7:10 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 9:10 a.m. – Execution Play 10:50 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 12:20 p.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 1:50 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 4 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 6 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 7:30 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 9 p.m. – A Woman’s Road 10:20 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 11:50 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger TUESDAY, MAY 24 1:20 a.m. – Lynching 3 a.m. – Be Free! 4:40 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 6:30 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 8:10 a.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 10:20 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 11:50 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 1:50 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 3:20 p.m. – Bushido 5:10 p.m. – The Bad Boss 6:40 p.m. – Domineering 9:10 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 10:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 12:40 a.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 2:10 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 3:40 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 5:40 a.m. – Troops of Darkness 7:10 a.m. – Execution Play 8:50 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 10:30 a.m. – Bushido 12:20 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 1:50 p.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 3:30 p.m. – Be Free! 5:10 p.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 6:40 p.m. – The Bad Boss 8:10 p.m. – Year One in the North 11 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo THURSDAY, MAY 26 12:30 a.m. – Troops of Darkness 2 a.m. – Year One in the North 4:50 a.m. – Sakura Official 6:30 a.m. – Execution Play 8:10 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 9:40 a.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 11:10 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 1:10 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 2:40 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 4:10 p.m. – A Woman’s Road 5:30 p.m. – Lynching 7:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 9:10 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 10:40 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan FRIDAY, MAY 27 12:20 a.m. – Domineering 2:50 a.m. – Sakura Official 4:30 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 6:20 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 7:50 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 9:20 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 10:50 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 12:10 p.m. – Fighting Disposition 1:40 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 3:10 p.m. – Troops of Darkness 4:40 p.m. – Execution Play 6:20 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 8:30 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 10:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 SATURDAY, MAY 28 12:10 a.m. – Yakuza Hooligans 1:40 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 3:10 a.m. – Troops of Darkness 4:40 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 6 a.m. – Lynching 7:40 a.m. – Snow on the Blades 9:50 a.m. – Year One in the North 12:40 p.m. – The Bad Boss 2:10 p.m. – Year One in the North 5 p.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 6:30 p.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 8 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 10:10 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo 11:40 p.m. – Lynching SUNDAY, MAY 29 1:20 a.m. – Be Free! 3 a.m. – Year One in the North 5:50 a.m. – Sakura Official 7:30 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 9 a.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 11 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 12:30 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 2:40 p.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 4:30 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 6:10 p.m. – A Midwinter Camellia 8:10 p.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 9:40 p.m. – Yakuza on Foot 11:20 p.m. – Fighting Disposition MONDAY, MAY 30 12:50 a.m. – Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san 2:20 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 4 a.m. – Domineering 6:30 a.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective 8 a.m. – Sakura Official 9:40 a.m. – New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Stormy Cape 11:30 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 1 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 3 p.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 4:30 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 1 & 2 6:30 p.m. – Domineering 11:10 p.m. – Yakuza Hooligans TUESDAY, MAY 31 12:40 a.m. – Brothers of Capone 2 2:10 a.m. – Yakuza on Foot 3:50 a.m. – Fighting Disposition 5:20 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 6:50 a.m. – A Woman’s Road 8:10 a.m. – Be Free! 9:50 a.m. – Ken & Mary: The Asian Truck Express 11:20 a.m. – Execution Play 1 p.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 2:30 p.m. – Cantankerous Edo 4 p.m. – Troops of Darkness 5:30 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 7:40 p.m. – Year One in the North 10:30 p.m. – Tokyo Girl Detective

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  • 05/30/16--03:01: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • “My Daughter, Sawol,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Sa Wol grew up in the orphanage with her two best friends, Oh Wol and Hye Sang. Min Ho Oh comes to adopt Hye Sang, thinking she is his biological daughter. However, on the day the orphanage collapses, Hye Sang finds out the true daughter is Sa Wol. She traps the orphanage manager (her true father) and Oh Wol in the collapsing building and sighs in relief believing they have died. But when Sa Wol is brought into her new family, Hye Sang spends the next 25 years tormenting her and burying the truth. As her web of lies grows, it becomes harder to maintain, and eventually two true friends and their families will be reunited. Starring In-Hwa Jun, Jin-Hee Baek, Hyun-Min Yoon, Se-Young Park, Sang-Woo Do and Ha-Yoon Song. “The Royal Gambler,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. Dae-Gil and King Yeongjo enter a match. Dae-Gil bets his life and King Yeongjo bets the entire Kingdom of Joseon on the outcome. Dae-Gil is the best gambler in the Joseon era. He holds deep resentment inside, but is also cool on the exterior. King Yeongjo is a man who never lowers his head without a convincing reason. Meanwhile, Dam-Seo exists solely to take revenge upon the king. Starring Keun-Suk Jang, Jin-Goo Yeo, Kwang-Leol Jeon, Min-Soo Choi and Ji-Yeon Lim. “Returned & Revealed,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. Geum-Bok is ashamed of her mother who works as a street cleaner. Her mother, as a single mother, has worked hard to support Geum-Bok. Geum-Bok’s feelings for for her mother begin to change. On their first trip, Geum-Bok’s mother disappears and Geum-Bok is now all alone. Starring Da-Eun Shin, Elijah Lee, Jin-Woo Kim, Eun-Woo Jung and Mi-Sun Jeon. (From June 16: Three Witches) “The Entertainer,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. Suk-Ho Shin worked for the biggest entertainment company as a director, but he is now the CEO of a new and tiny entertainment company. He gathers people to form a band. Through various incidents, Suk-Ho becomes a real and successful manager. Starring: Ji Sung, Hyeri, Min-Hyuk Kang and Jung-An Chae. “Between Family,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “Fugitive,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. During the Korean War, a vast amount of money disappeared. Now, some 60 years later, the money has reappeared, leading to a frantic chase across the globe. Jin Yi is a seemingly innocent woman who has hidden motives for approaching Ji Woo. Her plans are complicated by an unexpected romance developing between them, as well as the numerous pursuers hot on their trail. Kieko is a famous Japanese singer who also gets tangled up in a relationship with this man. Little do they know that her father Hiroki, apart from being a business man, is a powerful Yakuza. In this love triangle, who will finally win the love of Ji Woo? Starring Na Young Lee, Bi/Rain, Takako Uehara and Naoto Takenaka. “Pretty Ugly,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. A love story of two sisters and two men. The older sister has everything, including a beautiful appearance, and the younger sister only has a warm heart. One of the men lives on a rooftop apartment and the other man comes from a wealthy family. Starring Min Namgung, Minah, Joo-Wan On, Hyo-Rim Seo, Hyung-Kyung Oh and Hyeon Woo. “Marrying My Daughter Twice,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m.  

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  • 05/30/16--03:02: KIKU
  • “Toyama no Kinsan (Toei),” premieres on Tuesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. “Toyama no Kinsan” will bring back many memories for long-time KIKU viewers. The original series was very popular and ran on KIKU for many years. This new remake stars Ken Matsudaira, who will also bring back memories for KIKU viewers. He was the star of “Abarenbo Shogun,” another very popular series that ran on KIKU for many years. Kinsan is a magistrate officer who protects the common people and is tough on criminals. Similar to Abarenbo Shogun, he moves through life everyday incognito, until he discovers crime and confronts the offender. Kinsan’s symbol is a tattoo of flowering sakura on his shoulder. When he lowers his kimono and criminals see his tattoo, they confess and the case is closed! “Save Our Town (TBS) – Napoleon no Mura,” premieres on Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m. A story about a soon-to-be-deserted village and a change that takes place in the people of the village. Eiji Asai is an officer with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. He requests a transfer to the division in charge of the village of Kagura. Kagura has been experiencing financial difficulties, and its mayor has requested the town be dissolved. But Eiji has other ideas. He wants to revive the village with a festival. But first, he needs to revive the attitudes of the townspeople. “Losing Heaven,” Sunday at 5 p.m. Bridgette and Ellery are childhood best friends, and their bond becomes even stronger when Bridgette’s parents are killed, leaving her an orphan. Ellery’s father adopts Bridgette, making them sisters. The best friends/sisters grow up and attain careers they love. Everything is going well until Bridgette meets Jonas. Instantly, she falls in love with him, but he only has eyes for Ellery. After Ellery meets him, they fall in love and marry. Their happiness is shattered when they learn Ellery cannot conceive. Bridgette steps in and offers to be a surrogate mom through in-vitro, and births a daughter. Ellery gets into a car accident and is in a coma. Bridgette convinces Jonas to annul his marriage to Ellery for the sake of the baby and marry her. But what happens to the best friends/sisters if Ellery regains consciousness? “Chasing Moments,” Sunday at 6 p.m. A thrilling story about love and intertwined relationships. Alex and Cindy find love and inspiration in each other’s arms. However, when Cindy leaves to study abroad, though devastated, Alex decides he must continue his life and pursue his dreams of becoming a photo journalist. Janice, an older woman, works as an editor-in-chief at a famous tabloid, but her successful career is not mirrored in her personal life. Despite her age gap and social differences their special friendship grows into an unlikely romance. Things get more complicated when Alex learns that Janice is Cindy’s mother! “Sanada Maru (NHK),” Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. “Sanada Maru” is the 55th Taiga drama from NHK. The story about the life of the last great commander in the Warring States period, Yukimura Sanada, whose real name was Genjiro Nobushige Sanada. Curious and adventure-loving, Nobushige Sanada tore through the the Warring States period and eventually became a legendary commander who even awed the ruler Ieyasu Tokugawa. He completed the construction of Sanada Maru, which is the last and strongest fortress to defend the most vulnerable gate of the castle during the Siege of Osaka. “Doctors 2 (TV Asahi),” Sunday at 8 p.m. “Doctors 2” is a continuation of “Doctors,” which aired last year. Tamaki Dogami, the director of Dogami Hospital, announces her retirement and names her nephew, Dr. Suguru Moriyama, as her successor. This upsets the doctors and nurses who distrust Suguru and his self-centered ways. “Behind the Noren 2 (Fuji),” Sunday at 9 p.m. The showdown between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law at a traditional Japanese inn continues in this second series. But this time, “the spirit of good service” bypasses international boundaries as some of the main characters venture to Taiwan. “Mac & Chiz,” premieres June 6, Monday-Friday at 4 p.m. Macario “Mac” Vasquez (Derek Ramsay) and Chiz Espinosa (Empoy Marquez) are fraternal twins from opposing ends of the spectrum. Mac is the handsome yet timid CEO of an upscale restaurant. Chiz is happy-go-lucky, over confident with the ladies, and operates a small eatery. What happens when these two lives intertwine in their pursuit of love and success? “Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more! “Soko ga 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! “My Prince (Yomiuri TV),” Monday at 8 p.m. Takako Hara has a history of failed romances and is resigned to a life of loneliness. At only 32, she is convinced she will be alone the rest of the her life. That is, until Koutarou Ozu comes to teach at her school. Although Takako is seven years older than Koutaro, she finds herself falling for him. What happens when she learns he is already engaged to be married? “Beauty and the Fellow (NHK),” Monday at 9 p.m. A competent, but aloof beautiful woman. A handsome, but unmotivated young man. Will they propel each other to success in the entertainment industry . . . and beyond? It’s a girl-meets-boy tale with a twist. The girl, Ichiko, becomes an entertainment agent following an unexpected turn of events. That’s when she scouts the boy, a reluctant young actor named Ryo. Ichiko struggles to transform Ryo into a superstar. And even though he’s disinterested initially, he gradually begins to enjoy acting. Together, the pair navigates the unfamiliar and sometimes choppy waters of show business, rising to the pinnacle of fame. They share the same fate, despite the constant friction. Soon, their professional bond morphs into an emotional one, and sparks fly. “Beauty and the Fellow” is a heartfelt and captivating story of an entertainment power duo in search of success, but destined for love. “Angels and Demons (TVA),” Thursday at 8 p.m. Hikari Makita is a police officer with pure motives and ineffective results. Her trusting personality often results in her being deceived by suspects, which gets her relegated to trivial tasks in the cold case resource department. That is, until Ryunosuke Chajima shows up. Ryunosuke is a clever attorney who is somehow involved in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s newly formed Cold Case Anonymous Investigation Unit. This unit tackles unsolved cases by offering leniency to suspects for information. Ryunosuke somehow gets Hikari assigned to the new unit, but what is his motive? “Downtown Rocket (TBS),” Thursday at 9 p.m. “Downtown Rocket” is about a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan’s version of NASA) who is pursuing his lifelong dream to develop a rocket engine. Pursuit of this dream causes Ryohei Tsukuda to single-mindedly focus all of his family-owned manufacturing company’s efforts on developing the engine, at the expense of all other projects. One day, Ryohei receives an offer to buy his patent for more than $17 billion. Will Ryohei sell or continue to follow his dream? “Partners 11 (TVA),” Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. The 11th season of this popular detective series. Detective, Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His new partner is Toru Kai. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. and 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.

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  • 05/30/16--03:03: NGN3 Movie Schedule
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Midnight – Execution Play 1:40 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 4:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 6:20 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 7:50 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 9:10 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 10:50 a.m. – Red Cherry 12:20 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 2:10 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 3:50 p.m. – Company Executives 6 p.m. Foreign Gambling Corps 7:40 p.m. – Epic Crash 9:20 p.m. Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 11:50 p.m. – Fine Man THURSDAY, JUNE 2 1:20 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 3:30 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 5:10 a.m. – Grand Contest 6:50 a.m. – Three Gamblers 8:20 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 10 a.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 12:30 p.m. – House of Gamblers 2:30 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 4:20 p.m. – Fine Man 5:50 p.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 7:30 p.m. – Restoration Fire 9 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 10:20 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 FRIDAY, JUNE 3 12:10 a.m. – Execution Play 1:50 a.m. – Company Executives 4 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 6 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 8:40 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 10 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 11:30 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 1:10 p.m. – Epic Crash 2:50 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 5 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:30 p.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 8:40 p.m. – Champion of Death 10:10 p.m. – Execution Play 11:50 p.m. – Three Little Geisha SATURDAY, JUNE 4 1:10 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 2:50 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 4:40 a.m. – House of Gamblers 6:40 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 8:20 a.m. – Grand Contest 10 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 12:10 p.m. – Red Cherry 1:40 p.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 3:20 p.m. – Restoration Fire 4:50 p.m. – Fine Man 6:20 p.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 8 p.m. – The Little House 10:20 p.m. – Raised in a Palace SUNDAY, JUNE 5 12:10 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 1:30 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 3:10 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 4:50 a.m. – Company Executives 7 a.m. – Grand Contest 8:40 a.m. – Three Gamblers 10:10 a.m. – Restoration Fire 11:40 a.m. – Three Little Geisha 1 p.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 2:30 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 4:10 p.m. – The Little House 6:30 p.m. – The Ako Retainers 9:10 p.m. – Company Executives 11:20 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision MONDAY, JUNE 6 1:20 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 3 a.m. – Fine Man 4:30 a.m. – Three Little Geisha 5:50 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 7:30 a.m. – Execution Play 9:10 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 11:50 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 1:30 p.m. – Grand Contest 3:10 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 5:10 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 8:40 p.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 10:10 p.m. – Red Cherry 11:40 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 TUESDAY, JUNE 7 1:30 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 3:10 a.m. – Epic Crash 4:50 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 7 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 8:40 a.m. – Grand Contest 10:20 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 12:20 p.m. – House of Gamblers 2:20 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 4:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 6 p.m. – Champion of Death 7:30 p.m. – The Ako Retainers 10:10 p.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 11:30 p.m. – Epic Crash WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 1:10 a.m. – Red Cherry 2:40 a.m. – Three Gamblers 4:10 a.m.– The Dump Truck Rascal 6:20 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 8:10 a.m. – House of Gamblers 10:10 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 11:50 a.m. – Restoration Fire 1:20 p.m. – Execution Play 3 p.m. – The Ako Retainers 5:40 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 7:50 p.m. – Red Cherry 9:20 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 11 p.m. – Company Executives THURSDAY, JUNE 9 1:10 a.m. – House of Gamblers 3:10 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 5 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 6:30 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 8:10 a.m. – Epic Crash 9:50 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case Noon – Raised in a Palace 1:50 p.m. – House of Gamblers 3:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 5:50 p.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 7:20 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 9 p.m. – Epic Crash 10:40 p.m. – Restoration Fire FRIDAY, JUNE 10 12:10 a.m. – Three Little Geisha 1:30 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 3:10 a.m. – Grand Contest 4:50 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 6:10 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 7:50 a.m.– Fine Man 9:20 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 11 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 12:50 p.m. – Champion of Death 2:20 p.m. – Grand Contest 4 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 6 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 8 p.m. – Operation Summit 9:50 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 11:30 p.m. – Fine Man SATURDAY, JUNE 11 1 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 2:40 a.m. – Restoration Fire 4:10 a.m. – Red Cherry 5:40 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 7:30 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 9:30 a.m. – Three Gamblers 11 a.m. – Company Executives 1:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 3:10 p.m. – Grand Contest 4:50 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:20 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 8 p.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 10:30 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 11:50 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps SUNDAY, JUNE 12 1:30 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 3:40 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 5:20 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 8 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 9:20 a.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 11:50 a.m. – Fine Man 1:20 p.m. – Three Gamblers 2:50 p.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 5 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 6:40 p.m. – Grand Contest 8:20 p.m.– Three Little Geisha 9:40 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 11:20 p.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives MONDAY, JUNE 13 12:50 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 2:30 a.m. – Company Executives 4:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 6:40 a.m. – Restoration Fire 8:10 a.m. – Three Little Geisha 9:30 a.m. – Fine Man 11 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 12:40 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 2:20 p.m. – Company Executives 4:30 p.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 5:50 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 7:30 p.m. – The Little House 9:50 p.m. – The Ako Retainers TUESDAY, JUNE 14 12:30 a.m. – Execution Play 2:10 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 4:50 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 6:30 a.m. – Restoration Fire 8 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 9:50 a.m. – House of Gamblers 11:50 a.m. – The Little House 2:10 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 4 p.m. – Three Gamblers 5:30 p.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 7:40 p.m. – Epic Crash 9:20 p.m.– The Snow White Murder Case 11:30 p.m. – The Ako Retainers WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 2:10 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 3:30 a.m. – Champion of Death 5 a.m. – Execution Play 6:40 a.m. – House of Gamblers 8:40 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 10:30 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 12:40 p.m. – Red Cherry 2:10 p.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 4:20 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 6 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 7:40 p.m. – Epic Crash 9:20 p.m. – Red Cherry 10:50 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 THURSDAY, JUNE 16 12:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 2:40 a.m. – Operation Summit 4:30 a.m. – Execution Play 6:10 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 8:50 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 10:40 a.m. – Champion of Death 12:10 p.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 1:30 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 3:10 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 5:10 p.m. – Three Gamblers 6:40 p.m. – Red Cherry 8:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 10 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 11:40 p.m. – Company Executives FRIDAY, JUNE 17 1:50 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 3:30 a.m. – Epic Crash 5:10 a.m. – Grand Contest 6:50 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 8:50 a.m. – Fine Man 10:20 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers Noon – The Dump Truck Rascal 2:10 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 3:50 p.m. – Grand Contest 5:30 p.m. – The Little House 7:50 p.m. – House of Gamblers 9:50 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 11:40 p.m. – Restoration Fire SATURDAY, JUNE 18 1:10 a.m. – Three Little Geisha 2:30 a.m. – Operation Summit 4:20 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 5:50 a.m. – Company Executives 8 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 10 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 11:40 a.m. – Grand Contest 1:20 p.m. – The Little House 3:40 p.m. – The Ako Retainers 6:20 p.m. – Epic Crash 8 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 10:10 p.m. – The Ako Retainers SUNDAY, JUNE 19 12:50 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 2:10 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 3:40 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 5:20 a.m. – Three Gamblers 6:50 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 9 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 11:10 a.m. – Red Cherry 12:40 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 2 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 3:40 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 5:30 p.m. – House of Gamblers 7:30 p.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 9:10 p.m. – Restoration Fire 10:40 p.m. – Execution Play MONDAY, JUNE 20 12:20 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 3 a.m. – Champion of Death 4:30 a.m. – Execution Play 6:10 a.m. – Operation Summit 8 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 9:30 a.m. – Company Executives 11:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 1:40 p.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 3 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 4:40 p.m. – The Ako Retainers 7:20 p.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 8:40 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 10:20 p.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer TUESDAY, JUNE 21 12:50 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 2:30 a.m. – Company Executives 4:40 a.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 6:10 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 7:50 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 9:30 a.m. – Epic Crash 11:10 a.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 1:40 p.m. – Fine Man 3:10 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 4:30 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 6:10 p.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 8:20 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 10 p.m. – Epic Crash 11:40 p.m. – Red Cherry WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 1:10 a.m. – Fine Man 2:40 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 4:20 a.m. – Three Gamblers 5:50 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 8 a.m. – House of Gamblers 10 a.m.– Raised in a Palace 11:50 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 1:30 p.m. – Grand Contest 3:10 p.m. – Restoration Fire 4:40 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 6 p.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 7:40 p.m. – Restoration Fire 9:10 p.m. – The Little House 11:30 p.m. – Raised in a Palace THURSDAY, JUNE 23 1:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 3:20 a.m. – Operation Summit 5:10 a.m. – Red Cherry 6:40 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 8:30 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 10:10 a.m. – Epic Crash 11:50 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 2 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 3:40 p.m. – Grand Contest 5:20 p.m. – The Little House 7:40 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 9:30 p.m. – Champion of Death 11 p.m. – House of Gamblers FRIDAY, JUNE 24 1 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 2:50 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 5:30 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 6:50 a.m. – Epic Crash 8:30 a.m. – Red Cherry 10 a.m. – Three Gamblers 11:30 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 1:40 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 3:20 p.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 5:50 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 7:40 p.m. – House of Gamblers 9:40 p.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 11:20 p.m. – Restoration Fire SATURDAY, JUNE 25 12:50 a.m. – Execution Play 2:30 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 5:10 a.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer 6:30 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 8:10 a.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 10:40 a.m. – Fine Man 12:10 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 1:30 p.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 3:10 p.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 4:40 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 6:20 p.m. – Grand Contest 8 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 10 p.m. – Company Executives SUNDAY, JUNE 26 12:10 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 2:10 a.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 3:50 a.m. – Company Executives 6 a.m. – Fine Man 7:30 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 9:10 a.m. – Restoration Fire 10:40 a.m. – Three Little Geisha Noon – Samurai Pirates 2 p.m. – Three Gamblers 3:30 p.m. – Red Cherry 5 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 6:50 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 8:30 p.m. – Grand Contest 10:10 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 11:50 p.m. – Fine Man MONDAY, JUNE 27 1:20 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 3:10 a.m. – House of Gamblers 5:10 a.m. – Execution Play 6:50 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 9:30 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 11:10 a.m.– Restoration Fire 12:40 p.m. – Operation Summit 2:30 p.m. – The Yakuza Code Still Lives 4 p.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 5:40 p.m. – Grand Contest 7:20 p.m. – Epic Crash 9 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 11:10 p.m. – Glorious Standard Bearer TUESDAY, JUNE 28 12:30 a.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 2:10 a.m. – Raised in a Palace 4 a.m. – House of Gamblers 6 a.m. – Red Cherry 7:30 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 9:20 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 11:30 a.m. – Red Cherry 1 p.m. – A Yakuza Goes Home 2:40 p.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 5:10 p.m. – Champion of Death 6:40 p.m. – Execution Play 8:20 p.m. – Scarier Than the Devil 10 p.m. – Company Executives WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 12:10 a.m. – Three Little Geisha 1:30 a.m. – Foreign Gambling Corps 3:10 a.m. – Fine Man 4:40 a.m. – Gamblers and Racketeers 6:20 a.m. – Three Gamblers 7:50 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 10 a.m. – Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer 12:30 p.m. – Fine Man 2 p.m. – Grand Contest 3:40 p.m. – Three Gamblers 5:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 7 p.m. – Champion of Death 8:30 p.m. – Restoration Fire 10 p.m. – Three Little Geisha 11:20 p.m. – The Little House THURSDAY, JUNE 30 1:40 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 4:20 a.m. – The Dump Truck Rascal 6:30 a.m. – Shimane Prison Riot 8:10 a.m. – Company Executives 10:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 12:20 p.m. – House of Gamblers 2:20 p.m. – Raised in a Palace 4:10 p.m. – Grand Contest 5:50 p.m. – The Little House 8:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Decision 10:10 p.m. – Operation Summit

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  • 05/30/16--03:04: NGN — Digital Channel 677
  • PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Ikkyu-san/Ikkyu-san 2,” premieres on Monday, June 6, at 7:35 p.m. The mischievous adventures of the historical Zen monk Ikkyu as a child are featured in this live-action drama special. Staying at the Ankoku Temple, clever and witty Ikkyu often relies in his wisdom in order to solve the many problems he encounters. From being a playmate for the shogun’s young nephew to helping Shinemon with a sudden matchmaking, Ikkyu’s mischievous adventures continue! Fully subtitled in English. “Mentai Wide,” premieres on Monday, June 6, at 8:30 p.m. Follow along as the “Ikinari Shokudo” team drop in unexpectedly to the best places to eat around Fukuoka in the popular FBS infotainment show, “Mentai Wide.” Watch as the intrepid reporters, armed with only their taxi driver’s recommendation, try to get permission to film inside restaurants and present Fukuoka’s tastiest cheap eats. Fully subtitled in English. “Toto Nee-Chan,” premieres on Friday, June 10, at 7:15 p.m. The 94th drama serial is about a girl Tsuneko who struggles to protect her mother and two sisters, following her deceased father’s lesson of: “How precious a normal life is.” It is 1930. Inquisitive and energetic Tsuneko is the eldest of three daughters and the family lives in harmony. When Tsuneko is 11 years old, her father Takezo dies of tuberculosis, and her life drastically changes. She becomes ‘Toto Nee-chan,’ a paternal figure to her mother Kimiko and two younger sisters. Watching how women around her have not been able to live freely because they are female, Tsuneko wants a job that allows her “to be there for women’s lives.” Right after the war, she launches a lifestyle magazine created for the sake of females. The magazine becomes a must-read book for every woman living through the high economic growth period. Fully subtitled in English. “Jishaku Otoko 2015,” air Fridays, June 17 and 24, at 7:35 p.m. “Jishaku Otoko” is back. One look is all it takes for Sosuke to know a person’s lifestyle, personality, upbringing, and job. With this superhuman talent, he finds the perfect match. Because he brings people together, he is known as “Jishaku Otoko” (Mr. Love Chemistry). What does it mean to “love” and “be in a relationship?” Is there a shortcut to “happiness? “Jishaku Otoko,” who is considered to be the god of marriage, and four women in their 20s to 60s come together to share their views on love and marriage while searching for answers to these questions in this heartwarming and funny love comedy. Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. 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 June 3: “Kenka Karate Kyokushinken (Champion of Death),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. Starring Sonny Chiba and Yumi Takigawa. Based on the true-life story of Mas Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin karate in Japan. Mas is a martial arts champion who wants to leave the competitive world for a quieter life. But after he becomes involved in the death of an underworld figure, he finds himself on the run from thugs determined to take revenge against him. June 10: “Jingi Naki Tatakai Chojo Sakusen (Operation Summit),” 1974 action film, 1 hour and 41 minutes. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Tatsuo Umemiya. The war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima escalates despite police pressure. It’s 1964, and with the Tokyo Olympics turning the eyes of the world to Japan, lawmen have set out to keep the Yakuza out of sight. While dozens of low-level mobsters are thrown into jail, crime lord Takeda tries to keep a lid on things. But when a low-level guy kills a high-ranking Yakuza figure in a moment of anger, an explosion seems imminent. MOVIE OF THE MONTH June 4: “Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House),” 2014 drama, 2 hours and 16 minutes. Directed by Yoji Yamada. Starring Takako Matsu and Haru Kuroki. In 1922, a young woman named Taki arrives as a maid to work for the family who resides in a small western-style house. The Hirai family consists of a toy company executive Masaki, his beautiful wife Tokiko, and their 5-year-old son Ryoichi. One day a young co-worker named Shoji visits Masaki. Over time, Taki quietly observes as a fleeting love affair develops between Shoji and Tokiko. Sixty years later, her version of events is finally revealed. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “Ako Roshi (The Ako Retainers),” 1961 samurai film, 2 hours and 31 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Hashizo Okawa, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Kotaro Satomi, Ryutaro Otomo and Utaemon Ichikawa. Toei’s 10th anniversary film, featuring an all-star cast from the golden movie era of the 1960s. A famous story of the 47 loyal samurai. When Lord Asano is unjustly executed, his loyal retainers strike back for revenge. “Aoi no Abarenbo (Fine Man),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Daisuke Yamazaki. Starring Kinya Kitaoji and Midori Isomura. A young son of a master of the Kuwana clan gets disowned for his rebellious behavior. After he goes from the mountains to the ocean defeating the evil, he becomes a fine man. “Bakuto Gaijin Butai (Foreign Gambling Corps),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Hideo Murota. A gangster gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo and carves out a new niche in Okinawa. “Bakuto Ikka (House of Gamblers),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 56 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Ken Takakura and Junko Fuji. Two prominent families battle a fierce turf war in the midst of a gambling ban during the Meiji Era. “Bakuto Tai Tekiya (Gamblers and Racketeers),” 1964 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Hiroki Matsukata. A gambler gets caught up in a conflict between street racketeers. “Benikujaku Dai-sanpen Tsuki no Hakkotsujo (Crimson Peacock, Part 3),” 1955 film, 53 minutes. Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Adventures revolving the key to the treasure of Crimson Peacock continue. Bewitched by the ally of evil Ikkaku, Kumi pursues Kojiro to take his life. Benikujaku Da-yonhen Kenmou Ukinemaru (Crimson Peacock, Part 4),” 1955 jidaigeki, 53 minutes. Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Exciting adventures for the quest of the Crimson Peacock treasures continue. Ukinemaru’s mystical flute saves Kojiro and Kazekozo from the evil magic of Ikkau. “Bodo Shimane Keimusho (A Shimane Prison Riot),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Kunie Tanaka. In 1948, a man incites prisoners of Shimane Prison to the biggest riot in jail history. “Dump Wataridori (The Dump Truck Rascal),” 1981 drama, 2 hours and 5 minutes. Directed by Ikuo Sekimoto. Starring Toshio Kurosawa and Tatsuo Umemiya. Depicting the turbulent life of truck driver Takashi, his fellow drivers, and the women he meets. “Gincho Nagaremono Mesuneko Bakuchi (Red Cherry),” 1972 action film, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Masukazu Izuka. Starring Mieko Kaji and Shinichi Chiba. Nami returns to Tokyo to find Hoshiden, the man who killed her father 13 years ago. Seeking revenge, Nami is now on the hunt. She once again becomes a hostess at a Ginza club, while searching every alley and gambling spot for Hoshiden, with the help of Ryuji. “Gokudo Kamagasaki ni Kaeru (A Yakuza Goes Home),” 1970 action film, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro. A yakuza returns to his hometown and takes on another gang. “Gokudo no Onnatachi Kejime (Yakuza Ladies: Decision),” 1998 action film, 1 hour and 56 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Shima Iwashita and Rino Katase. Kasuga’s husband gets arrested for a murder of his beloved protégé. She and her family investigate and find out he was trapped by greedy Nagoshi, the boss of their rival yakuza family. She has to make a decision to revenge Nagoshi. “Hanafubuki Tekka Matoi (Glorious Standard Bearer),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 12 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hitomi Nakahara. A fireman exposes the corrupt activities of merchants. “Hiroshima Jingi Hitojichi Dakkai Sakusen (The Yakuza Code Still Lives),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Yuji Makiguchi. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Akira Kobayashi. A yakuza tries to prey on companies for funds. “Ishin no Kagaribi (Restoration Fire),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Ryunosuke Tsukigata. The story of Shinsengumi and one of its deputy leaders Hijikata Toshizo. “Kenka Taiheiki (Epic Crash),” 1958 film, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Kotaro Satomi. A justice-seeking samurai fights BAKUFU (government) soldiers. “Kuruwa Sodachi (Raised in a Palace),” 1964 drama, 1 hour and 46 minutes. Directed by Junya Sato. Starring Yoshiko Mita and Tatsuo Umemiya. A young girl trains to become a geisha — hoping to become an entertainer, not a prostitute. However, she was forced to become a mistress and then goes to prison for a murder she didn’t commit. “Mori no Ishimatsu Oni Yori Kowai (Scarier Than the Devil),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 36 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Koji Tsuruta. A stage director who directs a “Mori no Ishimatsu” play time travels and becomes “Mori no Ishimatsu” himself. “Onsen Osana Geisha (Three Little Geisha),” 1973 drama, 1 hour and 11 minutes. Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Setsuko Tanabe and Rumiko Sawa. A young girl works as a geisha to earn money for travel. “Ooshobu (Grand Contest),” 1965 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes Directed by Umetsugu Inoue. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Hashizo Okawa. The story of a vagabond, master less samurai and magistrate, who form an unusual friendship. “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. “Setouchi Kaizoku Monogatari (Samurai Pirates),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 57 minutes. Directed by Kenichi Omori. Starring Kyoka Shibata and Masaki Izawa. The beautiful Seto Inland Sea is home to the legendary treasure of the samurai pirates, undiscovered for 400 years. When a modern dispute threatens her community, Kaede, an enterprising 12-year-old, leads three classmates on a perilous voyage to a secret island, to expose the legacy of Takeyoshi Murakami, her ancestor and the hero of the samurai pirates. But is the legend real? “Shasou (Company Executive),” 1989 drama, 2 hours and 9 minutes. Directed by Toshio Masuda. Starring Ken Ogata and Yukiyo Toake. A fierce succession battle ignites at a newspaper company when the president passes away. “Shirayukihime Satsujin Jiken (The Snow White Murder Case),” 2014 drama, 2 hours and 6 minutes. Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. Starring Mao Inoue and Go Ayano. A beautiful cosmetics company worker named Noriko was brutally murdered and found burnt to a crisp in the woods of a national park. Soon, a tabloid television program is broadcast featuring interviews with various people including co-workers, family members and former classmates. Rumors pointing Miki, her meek, unassuming and “plain” co-worker, as the prime suspect begin to multiply and spread at a staggering rate thanks to the intense media attention and the rapid sharing of information and gossip on the internet. “Shokei Yugi (Execution Play),” 1979 action film, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Lily. Shohei Narumi, a deadly freelance assassin, gets set up by a mysterious woman. Abducted and tortured, Narumi is forced to take on a difficult job. The target is a veteran killer who is as good as him. “Tenchi Meisatsu (Tenchi the Samurai Astronomer),” 2012 jidaigeki drama, 2 hours and 21 minutes. Directed by Yojiro Takita. Starring Junichi Okada and Aoi Miyazaki. In the early 17th century, Santetsu Yasui was a successful Go player who often performed demonstrations for the Shogun. In addition to mastering Go, Santetsu was also versatile in the arts of mathematics, surveying, and astronomy. With his knowledge for all three subjects, he was ordered by his clan chief to observe the North Star from vantage points throughout Japan for an accurate survey. During his travels he began to realize that the calendar Japan had used for centuries was fundamentally flawed. When Yasui returned, he began shouldering the monumental task of identifying and correcting those errors. But undertaking such a task was considered a direct threat to the Imperial authorities administering the calendar.

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  • 05/30/16--03:04: NGN Programs
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  • 06/27/16--03:02: KBFD Korean Programming
  • “My Daughter, Sawol,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Sa Wol grew up in the orphanage with her two best friends, Oh Wol and Hye Sang. Min Ho Oh comes to adopt Hye Sang, thinking she is his biological daughter. However, on the day the orphanage collapses, Hye Sang finds out the true daughter is Sa Wol. She traps the orphanage manager (her true father) and Oh Wol in the collapsing building and sighs in relief believing they have died. But when Sa Wol is brought into her new family, Hye Sang spends the next 25 years tormenting her and burying the truth. As her web of lies grows, it becomes harder to maintain, and eventually two true friends and their families will be reunited. Starring In-Hwa Jun, Jin-Hee Baek, Hyun-Min Yoon, Se-Young Park, Sang-Woo Do and Ha-Yoon Song. “The Royal Gambler,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. Dae-Gil and King Yeongjo enter a match. Dae-Gil bets his life and King Yeongjo bets the entire Kingdom of Joseon on the outcome. Dae-Gil is the best gambler in the Joseon era. He holds deep resentment inside, but is also cool on the exterior. King Yeongjo is a man who never lowers his head without a convincing reason. Meanwhile, Dam-Seo exists solely to take revenge upon the king. Starring Keun-Suk Jang, Jin-Goo Yeo, Kwang-Leol Jeon, Min-Soo Choi and Ji-Yeon Lim. “Three Witches,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. “Wanted,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. The son of one of Korea’s top actresses is kidnapped. The actress struggles to carry out a mission on a live reality show in following the kidnapper’s demands. Starring Kim Ah Joong Kim, Ji Hyun Woo, and Tae Woong Uhm. “Between Family,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “The Fugitive Joseon,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Choi Won, a doctor who works for the royal family, becomes involved with the plot to poision King Injong and is now a fugitive. He tries to save his daughter who has an incurable disease. Choi Won has raised his daughter alone since his wife passed away. Starring Dong-Wook Lee, Yoo-Bin Kim, Ji-Hyo Song, Seul-Ong Im and Ji-Young Park. “Pretty Ugly,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. A love story of two sisters and two men. The older sister has everything, including a beautiful appearance, and the younger sister only has a warm heart. One of the men lives on a rooftop apartment and the other man comes from a wealthy family. Starring Min Namgung, Minah, Joo-Wan On, Hyo-Rim Seo, Hyung-Kyung Oh and Hyeon Woo. “Marrying My Daughter Twice,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. A woman treats her son-in-law like her real son. The son-in-law meets a woman and marries her which causes conflicts. Starring Ha-Jun Seo, Jin-Sung Yang, Sun-Cheon Park, Seung-Jo Jang and Yong-Woo Kil.

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  • 06/27/16--03:03: KIKU
  • “The Imposter,” premieres on Sunday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Lara and Sara are conjoined twins who, after being separated, are adopted by two different aunts. Aunty Betty takes Lara, so her mean daughter Vanessa would have a playmate. But living in their cruel household forces Lara to run away, and she eventually finds a kind Samaritan who takes her in. Meanwhile, Sara is adopted by another aunt, whose abusive husband disfigures her face. After plastic surgery to restore her face, Sara realizes the surgeon has made her look exactly like her cousin Vanessa. Only then does she learn that the surgeon and Vanessa are lovers, and the surgery was a plot to create Vanessa’s body double, freeing the couple to travel abroad and spend money stolen from Vanessa’s husband. “Doctor X 3,” premieres on Sunday, July 17, at 9 p.m. The third season about Michiko Daimon, a freelance doctor who was dispatched to a university hospital which lost a number of doctors all at once due to harsh work conditions. While visiting an island, Michiko treats injured passengers after a luxury liner gets into an accident. Among the injured passengers, she finds Ryonosuke who is an ex-hospital director, and treats his wound. Later, Ryonosuke is hospitalized at the National Center for Advanced Medical Care. He has suffered from a cardiac tumor and hepatocellular carcinoma. At the conference for Ryonosuke’s upcoming surgery, two factions of the National Center for Advanced Medical Care have an intense argument over his surgery. Michiko suddenly appears at the warlike conference and tells them that Ryonosuke is her patient. “Losing Heaven,” Sunday at 5 p.m. Bridgette and Ellery are childhood best friends, and their bond becomes even stronger when Bridgette’s parents are killed, leaving her an orphan. Ellery’s father adopts Bridgette, making them sisters. The best friends/sisters grow up and attain careers they love. Everything is going well until Bridgette meets Jonas. Instantly, she falls in love with him, but he only has eyes for Ellery. After Ellery meets him, they fall in love and marry. Their happiness is shattered when they learn Ellery cannot conceive. Bridgette steps in and offers to be a surrogate mom through in-vitro, and births a daughter. Ellery gets into a car accident and is in a coma. Bridgette convinces Jonas to annul his marriage to Ellery for the sake of the baby and marry her. But what happens to the best friends/sisters if Ellery regains consciousness? “Sanada Maru (NHK),” Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. “Sanada Maru” is the 55th Taiga drama from NHK. The story about the life of the last great commander in the Warring States period, Yukimura Sanada, whose real name was Genjiro Nobushige Sanada. Curious and adventure-loving, Nobushige Sanada tore through the the Warring States period and eventually became a legendary commander who even awed the ruler Ieyasu Tokugawa. He completed the construction of Sanada Maru, which is the last and strongest fortress to defend the most vulnerable gate of the castle during the Siege of Osaka. “Doctors 2 (TV Asahi),” Sunday at 8 p.m. “Doctors 2” is a continuation of “Doctors,” which aired last year. Tamaki Dogami, the director of Dogami Hospital, announces her retirement and names her nephew, Dr. Suguru Moriyama, as her successor. This upsets the doctors and nurses who distrust Suguru and his self-centered ways. “Behind the Noren 2 (Fuji),” Sunday at 9 p.m. The showdown between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law at a traditional Japanese inn continues in this second series. But this time, “the spirit of good service” bypasses international boundaries as some of the main characters venture to Taiwan. “Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more! “Soko ga 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! “My Prince (Yomiuri TV),” Monday at 8 p.m. Takako Hara has a history of failed romances and is resigned to a life of loneliness. At only 32, she is convinced she will be alone the rest of the her life. That is, until Koutarou Ozu comes to teach at her school. Although Takako is seven years older than Koutaro, she finds herself falling for him. What happens when she learns he is already engaged to be married? “Pet Doctor (Yomiuri TV),” Monday at 9 p.m. As a veterinarian, Kentaro Shiba — or Shibaken (as he is known by everyone in town) – saves pets’ lives. But he is also known as a busybody because he worries equally about the pet’s owners. When he sees someone in trouble, he can’t leave them alone. He’ll do whatever he can to help them out. To some people, Shibaken is a little bit of a pain. But it’s because he cares as much about the owners of the pets as he does about the pets. “Toyama no Kinsan (Toei),” Tuesday at 9 p.m. “Toyama no Kinsan” will bring back many memories for long-time KIKU viewers. The original series was very popular and ran on KIKU for many years. This new remake stars Ken Matsudaira, who will also bring back memories for KIKU viewers. He was the star of “Abarenbo Shogun,” another very popular series that ran on KIKU for many years. Kinsan is a magistrate officer who protects the common people and is tough on criminals. Similar to Abarenbo Shogun, he moves through life everyday incognito, until he discovers crime and confronts the offender. Kinsan’s symbol is a tattoo of flowering sakura on his shoulder. When he lowers his kimono and criminals see his tattoo, they confess and the case is closed! “Save Our Town (TBS) – Napoleon no Mura,” Thursday at 8 p.m. A story about a soon-to-be-deserted village and a change that takes place in the people of the village. Eiji Asai is an officer with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. He requests a transfer to the division in charge of the village of Kagura. Kagura has been experiencing financial difficulties, and its mayor has requested the town be dissolved. But Eiji has other ideas. He wants to revive the village with a festival. But first, he needs to revive the attitudes of the townspeople. “Downtown Rocket (TBS),” Thursday at 9 p.m. “Downtown Rocket” is about a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan’s version of NASA) who is pursuing his lifelong dream to develop a rocket engine. Pursuit of this dream causes Ryohei Tsukuda to single-mindedly focus all of his family-owned manufacturing company’s efforts on developing the engine, at the expense of all other projects. One day, Ryohei receives an offer to buy his patent for more than $17 billion. Will Ryohei sell or continue to follow his dream? “Partners 11 (TVA),” Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. The 11th season of this popular detective series. Detective, Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His new partner is Toru Kai. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. and 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.

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  • 06/27/16--03:04: NGN July Movie Schedule
  • FRIDAY, JULY 1 Midnight – Champion of Death 1:30 a.m. – Thirteen Assassins 3:40 a.m. – Operation Summit 5:30 a.m. – The Mysterious Cape 7 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Part 5 8 a.m. – The Flower and the Dragon 9:40 a.m. – Bomber Bikers of Shonan 11:20 a.m. – Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 12:50 p.m. – Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 2:20 p.m. – Patience Has an End 4:10 p.m. – Howl the Wolf Man 5:40 p.m. – Giant Rumble 7:20 p.m. – Run, Truck Rascal, Run! 9:10 p.m. – Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 10:40 p.m. – Dragon Showdown SATURDAY, JULY 2 12:10 a.m. – Code Between Brothers: All New 1:40 a.m. – Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 3:10 a.m. – Tattoo of Love 4:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 5:40 a.m. – Devil’s Flute 8 a.m. – Thirteen Assassins 10:10 a.m. – Bomber Bikers of Shonan 11:50 a.m. – Devil’s Flute 2:10 p.m. – Crimson Peacock, Part 5 3:10 p.m. – Patience Has an End 5 p.m. – Dragon Showdown 6:30 p.m. – Hawk of the North 8 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 10:10 p.m. – Life of Hishakaku 11:50 p.m. – Handsome Disguise SUNDAY, JULY 3 1:20 a.m. – Hawk of the North 2:50 a.m. – Champion of Death 4:20 a.m. – Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 5:50 a.m. – Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 7:20 a.m. – Giant Rumble 9 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 10 a.m. – Handsome Disguise 11:30 a.m. – Life of Hishakaku 1:10 p.m. – Tattoo of Love 2:40 p.m. – New Year Trip 4:20 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 6:30 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 7:30 p.m. – The Flower and the Dragon 9:10 p.m. – Truck Yaro Kokyo Tokkyubin 11 p.m. – New Year Trip vMONDAY, JULY 4 12:40 a.m. – Operation Summit 2:30 a.m. – The Mysterious Cape 4 a.m. – Howl the Wolf Man 5:30 a.m. – Code Between Brothers: All New 7 a.m. – Hawk of the North 8:30 a.m. – Handsome Disguise 10 a.m. – Life of Hishakaku 11:40 a.m. – Giant Rumble 1:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2:20 p.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 3:50 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 5:20 p.m. — The Great Passage 7:40 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 9:10 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 11:20 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan TUESDAY, JULY 5 1 a.m. — Hawk of the North 2:30 a.m. — Champion of Death 4 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 5 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 7:20 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 8:50 a.m. — The Great Passage 11:10 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 12:40 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 2:10 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 3:40 p.m. — Patience Has an End 5:30 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 6:30 p.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 8:10 p.m. — Judge! 10 p.m. — Champion of Death 11:30 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 1 a.m. — Hawk of the North 2:30 a.m. — Patience Has an End 4:20 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 5:50 a.m. — Champion of Death 7:20 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 9:30 a.m. — Run, Truck Rascal, Run! 11:20 a.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 12:50 p.m. — Hawk of the North 2:20 p.m. — Judge! 4:10 p.m. — Devil’s Flute 6:30 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 7:30 p.m. — New Year Trip 9:10 p.m. — Operation Summit 11 p.m. — Life of Hishakaku THURSDAY, JULY 7 12:40 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 2:10 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 3:40 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 5:10 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 6:40 a.m. — Giant Rumble 8:20 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 10 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 11:30 a.m. — Operation Summit 1:20 p.m. — The Mysterious Cape 2:50 p.m. — Champion of Death 4:20 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 6:30 p.m. — Samurai Hustle 8:40 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 9:40 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 11:10 p.m. — Patience Has an End FRIDAY, JULY 8 1 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 2:40 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 4:10 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 5:40 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 7:10 a.m. — Hawk of the North 8:40 a.m. — Samurai Hustle 10:50 a.m. — Operation Summit 12:40 p.m. — The Mysterious Cape 2:10 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 3:40 p.m. — Giant Rumble 5:20 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 6:50 p.m. — New Year Trip 8:30 p.m. — Handsome Disguise 10 p.m. — Life of Hishakaku 11:40 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New SATURDAY, JULY 9 1:10 a.m. — Hawk of the North 2:40 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 3:40 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 6 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 7:30 a.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 9 a.m. — New Year Trip 10:40 a.m. — Operation Summit 12:30 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 1:30 p.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 3:10 p.m. — Devil’s Flute 5:30 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 6:30 p.m. — Dragon Showdown 8 p.m. — Three Sisters 9:50 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 11:30 p.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi SUNDAY, JULY 10 1 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 2:30 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 4 a.m. — Patience Has an End 5:50 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 7:20 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 8:50 a.m. — New Year Trip 10:30 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 12:10 p.m. — Run Truck Rascal, Run! 2 p.m. — Three Sisters 3:50 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 5:20 p.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 6:50 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 8:20 p.m. — Hawk of the North 9:50 p.m. — Judge! 11:40 p.m. — Giant Rumble MONDAY, JULY 11 1:20 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 2:20 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 4:30 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 6:10 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 7:10 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 8:50 a.m. — Judge! 10:40 a.m. — Champion of Death 12:10 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 1:40 p.m. — New Year Trip 3:20 p.m. — Giant Rumble 5 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 6 p.m. — Devil’s Flute 8:20 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 9:20 p.m. — Champion of Death 10:50 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins TUESDAY, JULY 12 1 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 2:30 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 4:10 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 5:50 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 7:20 a.m. — Patience Has an End 9:10 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 10:40 a.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 12:10 p.m. — Patience Has an End 2 p.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 3:30 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 5 p.m. — Samurai Hustle 7:10 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 9:20 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 10:50 p.m. — Giant Rumble WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 12:30 a.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 2 a.m. — Hawk of the North 3:30 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 5 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 6:30 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 8:10 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 9:40 a.m. — Hawk of the North 11:10 a.m. — Samurai Hustle 1:20 p.m. — Dragon Showdown 2:50 p.m. — Three Sisters 4:40 p.m. — Operation Summit 6:30 p.m. — The Mysterious Cape 8 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 10:10 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 11:50 p.m. — Handsome Disguise THURSDAY, JULY 14 1:20 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 3 a.m. — Champion of Death 4:30 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 6:40 a.m. — New Year Trip 8:20 a.m. — Operation Summit 10:10 a.m. — Three Sisters Noon — Code Between Brothers: All New 1:30 p.m. — Run, Truck Rascal, Run! 3:20 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 4:50 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 5:50 p.m. — Devil’s Flute 8:10 p.m. — The Mysterious Cape 9:40 p.m. — The Great Passage FRIDAY, JULY 15 Midnight — Operation Summit 1:50 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 3:20 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 4:20 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 6 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 7:40 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 9:10 a.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 10:40 a.m. — Patience Has an End 12:30 p.m. — The Great Passage 2:50 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 4:20 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 5:50 p.m. — Hawk of the North 7:20 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 8:50 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 10:20 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 11:20 p.m. — Devil’s Flute SATURDAY, JULY 16 1:40 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 3:20 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 4:50 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 6:20 a.m. — Giant Rumble 8 a.m. — New Year Trip 9:40 a.m. — Operation Summit 11:30 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 1:40 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 3:20 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 4:50 p.m. — New Year Trip 6:30 p.m. — Hawk of the North 8 p.m. — Judge! 9:50 p.m. — Devil’s Flute SUNDAY, JULY 17 12:10 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 1:10 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 2:40 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 4:10 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 5:50 a.m. — Run Truck Rascal, Run! 7:40 a.m. — Giant Rumble 9:20 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 10:20 a.m. — Patience Has an End 12:10 p.m. — Dragon Showdown 1:40 p.m. — Judge! 3:30 p.m. — Champion of Death 5 p.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 6:30 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 8 p.m. — Samurai Hustle 10:10 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 11:10 p.m. — Champion of Death MONDAY, JULY 18 12:40 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 2:50 a.m. — New Year Trip 4:30 a.m. — Operation Summit 6:20 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 7:20 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 9 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 11:20 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 12:20 p.m. — Samurai Hustle 2:30 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 4:40 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 6:10 p.m. — Patience Has an End 8 p.m. — Run, Truck Rascal, Run! 9:50 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 11:20 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord TUESDAY, JULY 19 12:20 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 2:40 a.m. — Patience Has an End 4:30 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 6 a.m. — Hawk of the North 7:30 a.m. — Champion of Death 9 a.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 10:30 a.m. — Hawk of the North Noon — Thirteen Assassins 2:10 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 3:50 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 5:20 p.m. — New Year Trip 7 p.m. — The Great Passage 9:20 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 10:50 p.m. — Operation Summit WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 12:40 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 2:10 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 3:50 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 5:20 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 7 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 8:30 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 10 a.m. — The Great Passage 12:20 p.m. — Giant Rumble 2 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 3 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 4:30 p.m. — Giant Rumble 6:10 p.m. — Handsome Disguise 7:40 p.m. — Life of Hishakaku 9:20 p.m. — Judge! 11:10 p.m. — Champion of Death THURSDAY, JULY 21 12:40 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 2:10 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 3:40 a.m. — Crimson Peacock Part 5 4:40 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 6:20 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 7:50 a.m. — New Year Trip 9:30 a.m. — Hawk of the North 11 a.m. — Judge! 12:50 p.m. — Champion of Death 2:20 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 4:30 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 6 p.m. — Hawk of the North 7:30 p.m. — Operation Summit 9:20 p.m. — The Mysterious Cape 10:50 p.m. — Handsome Disguise FRIDAY, JULY 22 12:20 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 2 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 3:40 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 5:10 a.m. — Giant Rumble 6:50 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 7:50 a.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 9:20 a.m. — Patience Has an End 11:10 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 12:40 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 2:10 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 3:40 p.m. — Giant Rumble 5:20 p.m. — Three Sisters 7:10 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 8:40 p.m. — Patience Has an End 10:30 p.m. — Dragon Showdown SATURDAY, JULY 23 Midnight — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 1:30 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 3 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 4:40 a.m. — Run Truck Rascal, Run! 6:30 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 7:30 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 9:50 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 11:20 a.m. — Three Sisters 1:10 p.m. — Devil’s Flute 3:30 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 4:30 p.m. — New Year Trip 6:10 p.m. — Operation Summit 8 p.m. — The Great Passage 10:20 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 11:50 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern SUNDAY, JULY 24 1:20 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 2:50 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 5 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 6:40 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 8:20 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 9:50 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 11:20 a.m. — The Great Passage 1:40 p.m. — Handsome Disguise 3:10 p.m. — Life of Hishakaku 4:50 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 6:20 p.m. — Hawk of the North 7:50 p.m. — Giant Rumble 9:30 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 10:30 p.m. — Patience Has an End MONDAY, JULY 25 12:20 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 1:50 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 3:20 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 4:50 a.m. — Run, Truck Rascal, Run! 6:40 a.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 8:10 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 9:40 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 11:10 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 1:30 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 2:30 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 4:40 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 6:20 p.m. — Hawk of the North 7:50 p.m. — Judge! 9:40 p.m. — New Year Trip 11:20 p.m. — Operation Summit TUESDAY, JULY 26 1:10 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 2:50 a.m. — Handsome Disguise 4:20 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 5:20 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 7:40 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 9:10 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 10:40 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 12:10 p.m. — Giant Rumble 1:50 p.m. — Judge! 3:40 p.m. — Champion of Death 5:10 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 6:40 p.m. — Patience Has an End 8:30 p.m. — Dragon Showdown 10 p.m. — Three Sisters 11:50 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 1:30 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 3 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 4 a.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 5:40 a.m. — Operation Summit 7:30 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 9 a.m. — Champion of Death 10:30 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 12:40 p.m. — Three Sisters 2:30 p.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 4 p.m. — Hawk of the North 5:30 p.m. — Champion of Death 7 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 8:30 p.m. — New Year Trip 10:10 p.m. — The Flower and the Dragon 11:50 p.m. — Run Truck Rascal, Run! THURSDAY, JULY 28 1:40 a.m. — Dragon Showdown 3:10 a.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 4:40 a.m. — Champion of Death 6:10 a.m. — Thirteen Assassins 8:20 a.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 10 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 11:30 a.m. — Life of Hishakaku 1:10 p.m. — Handsome Disguise 2:40 p.m. — The Mysterious Cape 4:10 p.m. — The Great Passage 6:30 p.m. — Thirteen Assassins 8:40 p.m. — Bomber Bikers of Shonan 10:20 p.m. — Run, Truck Rascal, Run! FRIDAY, JULY 29 12:10 a.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 1:40 a.m. — Giant Rumble 3:20 a.m. — Case of a Young Lord 4:20 a.m. — Tattoo of Love 5:50 a.m. — New Year Trip 7:30 a.m. — Operation Summit 9:20 a.m. — The Mysterious Cape 10:50 a.m. — The Great Passage 1:10 p.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 2:40 p.m. — Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin 4:10 p.m. — Patience Has an End 6 p.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 7:30 p.m. — Tattoo of Love 9 p.m. — Hawk of the North 10:30 p.m. — Samurai Hustle SATURDAY, JULY 30 12:40 a.m. — Devil’s Flute 3 a.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 4 a.m. — Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 5:30 a.m. — Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern 7 a.m. — Code Between Brothers: All New 8:30 a.m. — Hawk of the North 10 a.m. — Howl the Wolf Man 11:30 a.m. — Giant Rumble 1:10 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 2:10 p.m. — Devil’s Flute 4:30 p.m. — New Year Trip 6:10 p.m. — Operation Summit 8 p.m. — Samurai Hustle 10:10 p.m. — Case of a Young Lord 11:10 p.m. — Crimson Peacock, Part 5 SUNDAY, JULY 31 12:10 a.m. – The Flower and the Dragon 1:50 a.m. – Patience Has an End 3:40 a.m. – Dragon Showdown 5:10 a.m. – Handsome Disguise 6:40 a.m. – Life of Hishakaku 8:20 a.m. – Dragon Showdown 9:50 a.m. – Code Between Brothers: All New 11:20 a.m. – The Flower and the Dragon 1 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal, Run! 2:50 p.m. – Hawk of the North 4:20 p.m. – Champion of Death 5:50 p.m. – The Mysterious Cape 7:20 p.m. – Howl the Wolf Man 8:50 p.m. – Tattoo of Love 10:20 p.m. – New Year Trip

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  • PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Samurai Sensei,” premieres on Friday, July 1, at 7:35 p.m. In 1865, Hanpeita Takechi (Ryo Nishikido) belongs to political activist group Shishi. He is then imprisoned and ordered to kill himself for disrespecting the Lord. While committing seppuku, Hanpeita finds himself unwittingly transported to modern-day rural Japan. He has no idea how he got here. He is taken in by a kind-hearted elderly man who runs a cram school. Despite making little effort to conceal his disdain for the Westernization of his beloved homeland, Hanpeita finds himself slowly adapting to his new life while figuring ways to get back to his wife. Fully subtitled in English. “Platinum Age,” premieres on Monday, July 4, at 7:35 p.m. Three women who have each built a happy home in Shonan in Kanagawa are getting into their 60s. They face the various challenges including retirement, dementia and love affair with younger men. Three couples live everyday life as a parent, as a child, as a grandparent, and as a husband and his wife. They are now already 60 years old…, but only 60 years old. Fully subtitled in English. “Hayako Sensei, Kekkon Surutte Honto Desuka? (Are You Really Getting Married, Miss Hayako?), premieres on Wednesday, July 6, at 7:35 p.m. The protagonist Hayako Tasuki is an elementary school gym teacher. Always cheerful, big-hearted and open-minded by nature, she comes off as a wonderful woman with no flaws, but she also has goofy, quirky side to her and likes to be silly with kids. She’s generally content with her life, but as far as her love life is concerned, Hayako is rather indifferent: she just vaguely hopes to eventually get married someday with someone that she loves. However, after her father is hospitalized, she starts to think seriously about finding a partner for herself and decides to take steps towards getting married. Fully subtitled in English. “Shingo Torimonocho,” premieres on Thursday, July 7, at 7:35 p.m. Shingo is back! As an associate to magistrate’s office, Shingo rises up against evil to protect Edo’s modest people. Hard-boiled Jidaigeki staring Ryotaro Sugi. Fully subtitled in English. Mystery Hour – Shokatsu Damashii,” premieres on Tuesday, July 12, at 7:35 p.m. A young woman is discovered strangled to death at the boat pier in Tokyo. There are no signs of disturbed clothing and assault, and because the body was abandoned at a prominent spot, it shows that this was a premeditated crime by a criminal with the presence of mind. Joto Chuo Police Precinct’s detective Kunihiko Katsuragi rushed to the scene, and the fact that the body is barefoot weighs on his mind. The next morning he finds out the commander assigned this case is his son Toshifumi. Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Keiji no Shimei,” premieres on Tuesday, July 26, at 7:35 p.m. Hirotoshi Honda, a teacher of a prestigious private girl’s high school, is arrested on suspicion of violating the nuisance prevention ordinance for molestation on a train and sent to prosecutor Sakata. High school student Reina claims he touched her buttocks in the packed train but Honda denies the crime and calls it a fabrication and claims he was blackmailed by Reina on the train platform. Reina denies his allegation. Even for a misdemeanor, Sakata believes not pursuing the truth is like death as a prosecutor. Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. 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 July 1: “Truck Yaro Kokyo Tokkyubin (Run Truck Rascal, Run!),” 1979 action film, 1 hour and 50 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa. Momojiro and Jonathan go to Kochi on a ferry. On the ferry a singer called Yuka dropped her sheet music into the ocean. Momojiro helps her by diving in to collect the sheets for her and ends up falling in love. MOVIE OF THE MONTH July 2: Chokosoku! Sankin Kotai (Samurai Hustle),” 2014 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki and Kyoko Fukada. During the reign of the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Yunagaya Domain in the Tohoku region is small but has a gold mine. Sankin-kotai is a custom that requires the daimyo to visit the shogun in Edo. Masaatsu Naito of Yunagaya Domain receives an order to perform Sankin-kotai within five days; however, the time needed to visit Edo for Masaatsu is eight days. He also learns he received the order because a high ranking government official wants the gold mine. Masaatsu begins an unexpected operation to complete Sankin-kotai in the required time. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “Akuma ga Kitarite Fue wo Fuku (Devil’s Flute),” 1979 drama, 2 hour and 16 minutes. Directed by Kosei Saito. Starring Toshiyuki Nishida and Isao Natsuki. Famous detective Kindaichi solves a series of mysterious murder in a wealthy family. An excellent blend of intrigue and betrayal, set against the backdrop of wealth, this film is loaded with twists and turns and surprises at every corner. “Benikujaku Kanketsu-hen (Crimson Peacock, Part 5),” 1955 jidaigeki, 53 minutes. Directed by Ryo Hagiwara. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Chiyonosuke Azuma The final chapter of the adventure in search of the Crimson Peacock treasures. Will Kojiro and Ukinemaru succeed in defeating the evil Ikkaku and preserve the Crimson Peacock treasures? “Dokuganryu Masamune (The Hawk of the North),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Ryunosuke Tsukigata. A life of famous feudal lord Date Masamune is depicted. “Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage),” 2013 drama, 2 hours and 13 minutes. Directed by Yuya Ishii. Starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Aoi Miyazaki. Mitsuya Majime is an eccentric man in publishing company who has unique ability of words. He joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, “The Great Passage.” In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is overwhelmed with problems contending with an ocean of over 200,000 words by day. Will “The Great Passage” ever be completed? “Gorotsuki Mushuku (Patience Has an End),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 50 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Ken Takakura. Young coal miner Takeda leaves Kyushu in search of a better job in Tokyo, only to fall into the lucrative yet dangerous life of a yakuza. “Hana to Ryu (The Flower and the Dragon),” 1965 film, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Yoshiko Sakuma. A story of manly life and the beauty of conjugal love. “Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no Ryujin Misaki (The Mysterious Cape),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Hibari Misora. Ryujin Misaki, located at the edge of the Genkai Sea, is known as an isolation ward for leprosy patients. When Saotome, a sword master and guard of the Shogun, hears news of a doctor gone missing, he begins to suspect that things are not what they seem at Ryujin Misaki. Intent on discovering the truth, Saotome launches a private investigation. “Hibari Chiemi no Oshidori Senryogasa (Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hibari Misora and Chiemi Eri. Comedy duo Hibari Misora and Chiemi Eri teams up as Princess Kimi, who seeks adventure and true love in life, and her loyal servant Toshi. “Hibari Torimonocho Furisode Koban (Detective Hibari: Hidden Coin),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Kokichi Uchidate. Starring Hibari Misora, Kotaro Satomi, Chiyonosuke Azuma. A mysterious coin found at a murder scene stirs the curiosity of young actress Oshichi and her brother Hyoma who set out on a private investigation to unveil the secrets hidden behind the coin. “Irezumi Hantaro (Tattoo of Love),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka. Gambler Hantaro risks his life and reputation to save young Onaka from a shady lifestyle. “Jingi Naki Tatakai Chojo Sakusen (Operation Summit),” 1974 action film, 1 hour and 41 minutes. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Tatsuo Umemiya. The war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima escalates despite police pressure. It’s 1964, and with the Tokyo Olympics turning the eyes of the world to Japan, lawmen have set out to keep the Yakuza out of sight. While dozens of low-level mobsters are thrown into jail, crime lord Takeda tries to keep a lid on things. But when a high-ranking Yakuza figure is killed by a low-level guy in a moment of anger, an explosion seems imminent. “Jinsei Gekijo Hishakaku (Life of Hishakaku),” 1963 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Yoshiko Sakuma and Ken Takakura. After eloping with a prostitute named Otoyo, Hishakaku takes refuge in the Kogane family’s turf. Indebted to Boss Kogane for his kindness, Hishakaku swears to dedicate himself to protect the Koganes in time of crisis. Hishakaku’s humble life comes to a sudden halt when the Kogane family becomes involved in a fatal feud with their rival, and Hishakaku’s services are called upon. “Judge!” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Akira Nagai. Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki and Keiko Kitagawa. A major advertising festival is held in Los Angeles each year to determine the best television commercial in the world. Kiichiro Ota, rookie ad man at a big advertising company is asked by his arrogant boss to take his place as a judge on the festival jury. Meanwhile, a coworker also named Ota poses as his wife so that he can attend an open party which is held nightly. Knowing that he’ll get fired if his company doesn’t win the Grand Prix, he’s forced to resort to a variety of desperate tactics. “Jusannin no Shikaku (Thirteen Assassins),” 1963 samurai film, 2 hours and 6 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kotaro Satomi. A sadistic lord rapes a woman and murders both her and her husband, but the matter is quickly hushed up. Because he is the Shogun’s younger brother, he will soon be appointed to a high political position. To stop him from wreaking even more havoc, 13 assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill the evil lord. “Kairyu Daikessen (Dragon Showdown),” 1966 samurai/action/ninjutsu, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Tetsuya Yamauchi. Starring Hiroki Matsukata, Ryutaro Otomo and Tomoko Ogawa. In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne stolen by the treacherous Yuki Daijo and the evil wizard Oroki-maru. Miraculously, during the attack, young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of death by a magic bird. Ten years later, Ikazuki-maru, now a wizard himself, embarks on a quest for vengeance. “Kenka Karate Kyokushinken (Champion of Death),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. Starring Sonny Chiba and Yumi Takigawa. Based on the true life story of Mas Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin karate in Japan, portrayed by Sonny Chiba. Mas is a martial arts champion who wants to leave the competitive world for a quieter life. But after he becomes involved in the death of an underworld figure, he finds himself on the run from thugs determined to take revenge against him. “Kigeki Hatsumoude Ressha (New Year Trip),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Masaharu Segawa. Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi, Tamao Nakamura and Yoshiko Sakuma. A comedy about a good-natured train conductor Shinsaku helping his old friend Miwako find her missing brother. “Oodeiri (Giant Rumble),” 1964 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 34 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Hashizou Ookawa and Tetsuro Tanba. Three men’s lives are locked in a fight over territory . “Rokugatsudo no Sanshimai (Three Sisters),” 2013 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Sasabe. Starring Kazue Fukiishi and Yo Yoshida. The family-run Toraya sweet shop is in financial straits; meanwhile, all three daughters in the family are out of luck with love and struggling with problems in their private lives, too. Second-eldest daughter Namie has recently returned home from Tokyo after a failed marriage and is waiting for the divorce papers to come through. When her accountant husband Toru follows her to win her back, it seems that he might just be the missing link that can help save the family – in more ways than one. “Shin Kyodai Jingi (Code Between Brothers: All New),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Saburo Kitajim and Bunta Sugawara. The story of three brothers, the oldest of which inherits gang leadership. “Shonan Bakusozoku (Bomber Bikers of Shonan),” 1987 drama, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Daiki Yamada. Starring Yosuke Eguchi, Yuji Oda, Misa Shimizu and Riki Takeuchi. Based on the popular comic, “Shonan Bakusozoku” illustrates the lives of high school bike fanatics. “Umon Torimonocho Maboroshi Doro no Onna (Case of Umon: Woman of Magic Lantern),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Kotaro Satomi and Satomi Oka. Detective Umon’s services are called upon when ronin Yaichiro is killed with a peculiar weapon, a stone wrapped in a towel. “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. “Wolf Guy Moero Okamiotoko (Howl the Wolf-Man),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi. Starring Sonny Chiba and Hideo Murota. The wolf man uses karate to fight Phantom Tiger. “Yukinojo Henge (Handsome Disguise),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Chikage Awashima. A period piece about an actor who gets caught up in a tale of revenge.

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  • 07/25/16--03:04: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • “My Daughter, Sawol,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Sa Wol grew up in the orphanage with her two best friends, Oh Wol and Hye Sang. Min Ho Oh comes to adopt Hye Sang, thinking she is his biological daughter. However, on the day the orphanage collapses, Hye Sang finds out the true daughter is Sa Wol. She traps the orphanage manager (her true father) and Oh Wol in the collapsing building and sighs in relief believing they have died. But when Sa Wol is brought into her new family, Hye Sang spends the next 25 years tormenting her and burying the truth. As her web of lies grows, it becomes harder to maintain, and eventually two true friends and their families will be reunited. Starring In-Hwa Jun, Jin-Hee Baek, Hyun-Min Yoon, Se-Young Park, Sang-Woo Do and Ha-Yoon Song. “Doctors,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. Hye-jung Yoo was a wayward girl in high school with a prickly personality. Due to her many childhood scars, Hye-jung keeps her heart closed towards other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Ji-hong Hong, who plays a key role in transforming her life from a “hopeless” delinquent to a compassionate doctor. They part ways subsequently but meet again after 13 years, when Hye-jung Yoo becomes a doctor. Starring Shin-Hye Park and Rae-Won Kim. “Wanted,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. The son of one of Korea’s top actresses is kidnapped. The actress struggles to carry out a mission on a live reality show in following the kidnapper’s demands. Starring Kim Ah Joong Kim, Ji Hyun Woo, and Tae Woong Uhm. “Three Witches,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. “Between Family,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “Second to Last Love,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. “Second to Last Love” tells the story of Sang-Sik Ko and Min-Joo Kang. Sang-Sik is in his forties and still single. He works as the environmental facility section chief at city hall. Sang-Sik becomes involved with Min-Joo, who is also in her forties and still single. She works as a programming director at a broadcasting station. Starring Jin-Hee Ji, Hee-Ae Kim, Seul-Gi Kim, Soo-Min Lee and Stephanie Lee. “Marrying My Daughter Twice,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. A woman treats her son-in-law like her real son. The son-in-law meets a woman and marries her which causes conflicts. Starring Ha-Jun Seo, Jin-Sung Yang, Sun-Cheon Park, Seung-Jo Jang and Yong-Woo Kil.

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  • 07/25/16--03:05: KIKU
  • “Truth of Zero” (TV Asahi), premieres on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. Mao Matsumoto, who has an IQ of over 150, is a mysterious medical examiner. She has no family. And she knows neither love and fun nor so-called happiness. Nothing interests her except the corpses, and she believes in only forensic evidence. “Zenigata Heiji” (Toei), premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m. Like “Abarenbo Shogun,” “Mito Komon,” and “Toyama no Kinsan,” “Zenigata Heiji” is about an official working undercover to catch criminals. Heiji is an undercover policeman in the city of Edo. He possesses a superior skill of throwing coins. When a criminal is caught, Heiji throws coins at the offender and reveals his true identity. “The Concierge” (TBS), premiers on Monday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. “The Concierge” centers around the daily challenges that go on in the lives of the concierge staff at a luxury hotel. Seeking to fulfil every guest’s request, the concierge staff must sometimes go to the ends of the earth. “Losing Heaven,” Sunday at 5 p.m. Bridgette and Ellery are childhood best friends, and their bond becomes even stronger when Bridgette’s parents are killed, leaving her an orphan. Ellery’s father adopts Bridgette, making them sisters. The best friends/sisters grow up and attain careers they love. Everything is going well until Bridgette meets Jonas. Instantly, she falls in love with him, but he only has eyes for Ellery. After Ellery meets him, they fall in love and marry. Their happiness is shattered when they learn Ellery cannot conceive. Bridgette steps in and offers to be a surrogate mom through in-vitro, and births a daughter. Ellery gets into a car accident and is in a coma. Bridgette convinces Jonas to annul his marriage to Ellery for the sake of the baby and marry her. But what happens to the best friends/sisters if Ellery regains consciousness? “The Imposter,” Sunday at 6 p.m. Lara and Sara are conjoined twins who, after being separated, are adopted by two different aunts. Aunty Betty takes Lara, so her mean daughter Vanessa would have a playmate. But living in their cruel household forces Lara to run away, and she eventually finds a kind Samaritan who takes her in. Meanwhile, Sara is adopted by another aunt, whose abusive husband disfigures her face. After plastic surgery to restore her face, Sara realizes the surgeon has made her look exactly like her cousin Vanessa. Only then does she learn that the surgeon and Vanessa are lovers, and the surgery was a plot to create Vanessa’s body double, freeing the couple to travel abroad and spend money stolen from Vanessa’s husband. “Sanada Maru (NHK),” Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. “Sanada Maru” is the 55th Taiga drama from NHK. The story about the life of the last great commander in the Warring States period, Yukimura Sanada, whose real name was Genjiro Nobushige Sanada. Curious and adventure-loving, Nobushige Sanada tore through the the Warring States period and eventually became a legendary commander who even awed the ruler Ieyasu Tokugawa. He completed the construction of Sanada Maru, which is the last and strongest fortress to defend the most vulnerable gate of the castle during the Siege of Osaka. “Age Harassment” (TV Asahi), Sunday at 8 p.m. Emiri Yoshii has it all: brains, youth, and beauty. She lands a position in a top rated trading company and seems to be on the fast track for success. But she quickly realizes the old guard of the department she’s in is only paying lip service to equality in the workplace, and all they see is her youth and beauty. To make matters worse, she also becomes the target of jealousy from older female staff. Will Emiri be able to change the mentality of her company? “Doctor X 3,” Sunday at 9 p.m. The third season about Michiko Daimon, a freelance doctor who was dispatched to a university hospital which lost a number of doctors all at once due to harsh work conditions. While visiting an island, Michiko treats injured passengers after a luxury liner gets into an accident. Among the injured passengers, she finds Ryonosuke who is an ex-hospital director, and treats his wound. Later, Ryonosuke is hospitalized at the National Center for Advanced Medical Care. He has suffered from a cardiac tumor and hepatocellular carcinoma. At the conference for Ryonosuke’s upcoming surgery, two factions of the National Center for Advanced Medical Care have an intense argument over his surgery. Michiko suddenly appears at the warlike conference and tells them that Ryonosuke is her patient. “Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more! “Soko ga 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! “My Prince” (Yomiuri TV), Monday at 8 p.m. Takako Hara has a history of failed romances and is resigned to a life of loneliness. At only 32,  she is convinced she will be alone the rest of the her life. That is, until Koutarou Ozu comes to teach at her school. Although Takako is seven years older than Koutaro, she finds herself falling for him. What happens when she learns he is already engaged to be married? “Pet Doctor” (Yomiuri TV), Monday at 9 p.m. As a veterinarian, Kentaro Shiba — or Shibaken (as he is known by everyone in town) – saves pets’ lives. But he is also known as a busybody because he worries equally about the pet’s owners. When he sees someone in trouble, he can’t leave them alone. He’ll do whatever he can to help them out. To some people, Shibaken is a little bit of a pain. But it’s because he cares as much about the owners of the pets as he does about the pets. “Partners 11 (TVA),” Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. The 11th season of this popular detective series. Detective, Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His new partner is Toru Kai. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. and 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.

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    4:20 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 6 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 7:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 8:40 a.m. – SPEC: Heaven 10:50 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 12:30 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 2:50 p.m. – Target 4:30 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 6:10 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 7:40 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 9:10 p.m. – The Geisha 11:40 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man THURSDAY, AUG. 18 1:10 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 2:50 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 5 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 6:30 a.m. – The Paper Crane 8 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 9:50 a.m.– Work of the Fish Man 11:20 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 1 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 2:30 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 4:20 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 5:50 p.m. – Detective Duel 7:20 p.m.– The Evil Partnership 8:50 p.m. – The Seven Vows. Parts 1 & 2 11:10 p.m. – Target FRIDAY, AUG. 19 12:50 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 2:20 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 4 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 5:50 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 7:30 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 9 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 10:50 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 12:20 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 2:30 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 4 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 5:40 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 7:10 p.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 8:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 9:50 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 11:20 p.m. – The Geisha SATURDAY, AUG. 20 1:50 a.m. – The Paper Crane 3:20 a.m.– Run Truck Rascal Run! 5:10 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 7:30 a.m. – Target 9:10 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 10:50 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 12:20 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 1:50 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 3:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 4:20 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 6:30 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 8 p.m. – Bushido 9:50 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 11:20 p.m. – The Evil Partnership SUNDAY, AUG. 21 12:50 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 2:40 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 4:20 a.m. – The Geisha 6:50 a.m. – The Paper Crane 8:20 a.m. – Bushido 10:10 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 11:50 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 1:20 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life 3 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 4:50 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 6:30 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven 8:40 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 11 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 MONDAY, AUG. 22 12:30 a.m. – Detective Duel 2 a.m. – Target 3:40 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 5:10 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 6:50 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 8:20 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 11 a.m. – SPEC: Heaven 1:10 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 2:50 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 4:40 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 6:10 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 8:20 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 9:50 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 11:30 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 TUESDAY, AUG. 23 1 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 2:50 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 4:30 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 6 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 7:30 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 9 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 10:50 a.m. – The Geisha 1:20 p.m. – The Paper Crane 2:50 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 4:40 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 6:20 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 7:50 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 9:30 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 11 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24 1:20 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 3 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 4:50 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 6:30 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 8:10 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 9:40 a.m. – The Geisha 12:10 p.m. – The Paper Crane 1:40 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 3:30 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 5:50 p.m. – Target 7:30 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 9:30 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 11 p.m. – Unperishable Sword THURSDAY, AUG. 25 12:30 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 2:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 3:10 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 5:20 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 7:10 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 8:50 a.m. – Detective Duel 10:20 a.m. – Snow on the Blades 12:20 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 1:50 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life 3:30 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 5 p.m. – Bushido 6:50 p.m. – The Geisha 9:20 p.m. – The Paper Crane 10:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 11:50 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza FRIDAY, AUG. 26 2 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 3:30 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 5 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 6:30 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 8:10 a.m. – Bushido 10 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 11:40 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 1:30 p.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 3:10 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 4:40 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 6:10 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 7:50 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 9:20 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 11:40 p.m. – Target SATURDAY, AUG. 27 1:20 a.m. – Detective Duel 2:50 a.m. – Work of the Fish Man 4:20 a.m. – The Paper Crane 5:50 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 7:40 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 9:20 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 11:10 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 12:40 p.m. – Detective Duel 2:10 p.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 3:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 4:50 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 6:30 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 8 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 10 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 11:30 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza SUNDAY, AUG. 28 1:40 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 3:10 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 4:40 a.m. – The Geisha 7:10 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 8:50 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 10:30 a.m. – Detective Duel Noon – Snow on the Blades 2 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 3:50 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 5:30 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life 7:10 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 8:40 p.m. – Target 10:20 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 11:50 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man MONDAY, AUG. 29 1:20 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 3 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 4:30 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 6:50 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 9 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 10:30 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 12:10 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 1:40 p.m. – The Geisha 4:10 p.m. – The Paper Crane 5:40 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 7:10 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 8:40 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 10:30 p.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo TUESDAY, AUG. 30 12:10 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 1:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 2:50 a.m.– The Chivalrous Life 4:30 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 6 a.m. – Work of the Fish Man 7:30 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 9:10 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 10:40 a.m.– Detective Duel 12:10 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 2:30 p.m. – Target 4:10 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 5:40 p.m. – Bushido 7:30 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven 9:40 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 11:20 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31 12:50 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 2:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 3:30 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 5:40 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 7:10 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 8:40 a.m.– Bushido 10:30 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 12:10 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 1:50 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 3:20 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 4:50 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven 7 p.m. – The Paper Crane 8:30 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 10:20 p.m. – Target

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  • 07/25/16--03:08: NGN3 August Movie Schedule
  • MONDAY, AUG. 1 Midnight – Run Truck Rascal Run! 1:50 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 3:30 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 5 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 6:40 a.m. – The Geisha 9:10 a.m. – The Paper Crane 10:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 11:40 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 1:50 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 3:20 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 4:50 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 6:40 p.m.– Morning Breeze in Edo 8:20 p.m. – Bushido 10:10 p.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 11:50 p.m. – Noble Tasuke TUESDAY, AUG. 2 1:20 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 2:50 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 4:30 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 6 a.m.– The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 8:20 a.m. – Target 10 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 11:30 a.m. – Bushido 1:20 p.m. – Detective Duel 2:50 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 4:20 p.m. – The Paper Crane 5:50 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 7:40 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 9:50 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 11:20 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3 12:50 a.m. – The Geisha 3:20 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 5 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 6 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 7:40 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 9:10 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 10:50 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 12:20 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 2 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 3:50 p.m. – Target 5:30 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 7 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 8:50 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 10:20 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 11:50 p.m. – Detective Duel THURSDAY, AUG. 4 1:20 a.m. – Work of the Fish Man 2:50 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 4:30 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 6 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 8:20 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 9:50 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 11:40 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 1:10 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life 2:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 3:50 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 6 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 7:30 p.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 9:10 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 11:30 p.m. – Target FRIDAY, AUG. 5 1:10 a.m. – The Paper Crane 2:40 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 4:30 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 6 a.m. – The Geisha 8:30 a.m. – Breeze in Edo 10:10 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 11:40 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 1:20 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 3:10 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 4:40 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 7 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 8:40 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 10:10 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 11:40 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza SATURDAY, AUG. 6 1:20 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 3:10 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 4:50 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 6:40 a.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 8:20 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 9:50 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 11:20 a.m.– The Last True Yakuza 1:30 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 3 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 4:50 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 6:30 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 8 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven 10:10 p.m. – The Geisha SUNDAY, AUG. 7 12:40 a.m. – The Paper Crane 2:10 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 3:40 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 5:20 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 7 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 8:30 a.m. – Target 10:10 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 11:40 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 1:20 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 2:50 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 4:20 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven 6:30 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 8:10 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 10 p.m. – Snow on the Blades MONDAY, AUG. 8 Midnight – Work of the Fish Man 1:30 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 3:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 4:10 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 5:40 a.m. – Detective Duel 7:10 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 8:40 a.m. – The Chivalrous Life 10:20 a.m. – Detective Duel 11:50 a.m. – Snow on the Blades 1:50 p.m. – The Paper Crane 3:20 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 5:10 p.m. – The Geisha 7:40 p.m. – The Paper Crane 9:10 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 11:20 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage TUESDAY, AUG. 9 12:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 1:50 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 4 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 5:30 a.m. – The Geisha 8 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 9:30 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 11 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 12:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 1:40 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 3:10 p.m.– The Chivalrous Life 4:50 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 6:40 p.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 8:20 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 9:50 p.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 11:30 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10 1:10 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 2:40 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 4:10 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 5:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 8 a.m. – Target 9:40 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 11:20 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 12:50 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 2:30 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 4 p.m. – Unperishable Sword 5:30 p.m. – Bushido 7:20 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 8:50 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 11:10 p.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! THURSDAY, AUG. 11 1 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 2:40 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 4:10 a.m. – Detective Duel 5:40 a.m. – Work of the Fish Man 7:10 a.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 8:50 a.m. – Bushido 10:40 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 12:20 p.m. – The Gambling Nun 1:50 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 3:20 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 5:40 p.m. – Target 7:20 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven 9:30 p.m. – Official with a Tattoo 11:10 p.m. – The International Gang of Kobe FRIDAY, AUG. 12 12:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 1:50 a.m.– The Evil Partnership 3:20 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 5:40 a.m. – The Geisha 8:10 a.m. – The Paper Crane 9:40 a.m. – SPEC: Heaven 11:50 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 2:10 p.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 4 p.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 5:40 p.m. – Detective Duel 7:10 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 9:10 p.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 10:50 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler SATURDAY, AUG. 13 12:30 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 2:40 a.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 4:10 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 5:50 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 7:40 a.m. – The Paper Crane 9:10 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 11 a.m. – Snow on the Blades 1 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 2:30 p.m. – A Young Rabble 2 4 p.m. – The Geisha 6:30 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 8 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 9:50 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life 11:30 p.m. – Unperishable Sword SUNDAY, AUG. 14 1 a.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 2:30 a.m. – Detective Duel 4 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 5 a.m. – The Last True Yakuza 7:10 a.m. – Target 8:50 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 10:20 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 12:10 p.m. – The Evil Partnership 1:40 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 3:10 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 4:50 p.m. – Ghost Story on Passage 6:20 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life 8 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 9:30 p.m. – Detective Duel 11 p.m. – Target MONDAY, AUG. 15 12:40 a.m. – Noble Tasuke 2:10 a.m. – The Geisha 4:40 a.m. – The Paper Crane 6:10 a.m. – The Evil Partnership 7:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 10 a.m. – Run Truck Rascal Run! 11:50 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 1:30 p.m. – Snow on the Blades 3:30 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 5 p.m. – Detective Duel 6:30 p.m. – Work of the Fish Man 8 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2 9 p.m. – The Last True Yakuza 11:10 p.m. – The Chivalrous Life TUESDAY, AUG. 16 12:50 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 2:20 a.m. – The Gambling Nun 3:50 a.m. – A Young Rabble 2 5:20 a.m. – Detective Duel 6:50 a.m. – Snow on the Blades 8:50 a.m. – Official with a Tattoo 10:30 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka 12:20 p.m. – Rise and Fall of Yakuza 2 p.m. – Samurai Lullaby 2 3:30 p.m. – Morning Breeze in Edo 5:10 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 6:50 p.m. – Target 8:30 p.m. – Noble Tasuke 10 p.m. – SPEC: Heaven WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17 12:10 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Parts 1 & 2 2:30 a.m. – Love and Action in Osaka

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  • PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Heiwa eno Kakahashi (Bridge to Peace),” premieres on Friday, Aug. 5, at 9:05 p.m. “Experience Hiroshima, learn about peace, and make a bridge to peace.” In this program, they speak to people past and present who have acted as “bridges to peace,” and capture many individuals’ wishes for peace. Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Hakugin Jack,” premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 7:35 p.m. Reiji Kurata (Ken Watanabe) is the general manager of the ski slope at Appi Ski Resort. A threatening letter arrives at a ski resort at the end of the year, but it can’t be reported to the police. The criminal takes over a ski resort and seeks for ransoms. What is the criminal’s motivation . . . revenge or mercenary? The key to it all is in the forbidden slopes which were stained with blood a year ago. Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Chihoshi o Kau Onna,” premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7:35 p.m. Novelist Ryuji Sugimoto (Masakazu Tamura) moves from Tokyo to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture because his novel will be serialized for the local newspaper, the Kanazawa Hibi Shimbun. His novel “Distant Memory” gains popularity. The newspaper has receives a letter from Yoshiko (Ryoko Hirosue), a woman in Tokyo, wanting a subscription because she wants to read “Distant Memory.” Sugimoto has slight doubts about her and wonders where she read his novel and why she wants to read it halfway through. He later finds out she did not subscribe to the newspaper because she wanted to read his novel. Sugimoto reads the newspapers with the dates that Yoshiko wanted to subscribe and find an article about a double suicide connected to Tokyo. Fully subtitled in English. “Shinjuwan ni Saku Nagaoka Hanabi (Nagaoka Fireworks at Pearl Harbor),” premieres on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:35 p.m. On Aug. 15, 2015, Nagaoka Fireworks were displayed at Pearl Harbor at Ford Island, with 28,000 people in attendance. How were the peace and memorial themes of the fireworks received by Hawaii locals? Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. 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. 5: “Jingi Naki Tatakai Kanketsu-hen (A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler),” 1979 action film, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa. In the wake of a big police crackdown, Takeda, a longtime leader of one of Hiroshima’s Yakuza families, attempts to resolve the longtime war between various mob factions by reshaping his organization into a political organization that would be both powerful and legal. But not all of Takeda’s men take to this new way of doing things, and a rash act by the older, hardened yakuza leads to a final turf war between the families. MOVIE OF THE MONTH Aug. 6: “Gekijoban SPEC ~Ten~ (SPEC: Heaven),” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Erika Toda and Ryo Kase. Saya Toma is a gifted female detective with an IQ of 201 with an innate ability to glean information from any social situation. Her partner Sebumi is a career detective with a distinguished background. They work on cases by postulating the “SPEC” of the unknown criminals and then deduce the criminal’s unknown “SPEC” to make arrests. A mystery occurs when a large number of mummified corpses are found on a cruiser in the ocean. These two detectives from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are brought in to solve the case. Eventually, this strange incident develops into a major situation. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “Aku Oyabun tai Daigashi (The Evil Partnership),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Takeichi Saito. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Bunta Sugawara. A high ranking yakuza rises to national notoriety. “Amadera Bakuto (The Gambling Nun),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Shinji Murakami. Starring Yumiko Nogawa and Haruko Kato. Female monk Haruko scrambles to save a Buddhist convent from the evil yakuza. “Bara no Hyoteki (Target),” 1980 action film, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Hiroshi Tachi and Yutaka Nakajima. Two killers revenge a wirepuller of the underworld in Yokohama. “Edo no Asakaze (Morning Breeze in Edo),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Hideaki Onishi. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Totsuben Sawamura. The sole survivor of a shipwreck pursues the whereabouts of his friends’ missing family members in Edo. “Edo no Meibutsu Otoko Isshin Tasuke (Noble Tasuke),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Hitomi Nakahara. Brave and compassionate man Tasuke prevents the feud between the lords. “Edokko Hanjoki (Work of the Fish Man),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Yuiko Hasegawa. Katsujiro the fisherman overcomes his laziness when he learns of his younger sister Okiku’s unfortunate fate. “Hana no Orizurugasa (The Paper Crane),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 46 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Yukio Hashi and Hiroko Sakuramachi. A wandering vagrant, Hantaro, risks his life to save a beautiful blind girl and her father from con artists. “Hibari no Hanagata Tantei Gassen (Detective Duel),” 1958 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Sakuma. A friendly rivalry turns into romance for a elite female detective, Yukiko, and a handsome private eye, Mitamura, while investigating the missing person case of a wealthy family member. “Iroha Wakashu Hanakago Touge (A Young Rabble 2),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Hibari Misora and Kotaro Satomi. The adventures of a feisty girl named Oyuki and a homeless child she saves. “Kanashii Iroyanen (Love and Action in Osaka),” 1988 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita. Starring Toru Nakamura and Masahiro Takashima. Despite his efforts of living a normal life as a banker, the life of Toru, the only son of the Yubari Family, becomes disrupted by trouble brought on by his father. When his father’s battle against his rival group the Miike Family ignites, Toru becomes more involved in the turf war than he wished for. “Kobe Kokusai Gang (The International Gang of Kobe),” 1975 action film, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Noboru Tanaka. Starring Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara. An international gang fights with other families at postwar Kobe. “Koken wa Orezu Tsukikage Ittoryu (Unperishable Sword),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Hibari Misora. A self-reliant samurai is involved in a plot. “Kyokotsu Ichidai (The Chivalrous Life),” 1967 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Starring Ken Takakura and Junko Fuji. Ryoma is a former military man who gets to know the leader of a yakuza group and helps them defend themselves against other yakuza gangs. “Ninkyo Kouboushi Kumicho to Daigashi (Rise and Fall of Yakuza),” 1970 action film, 1 hour and 36 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Tetsuro Tanba. A gang boss gone straight assists a former member out of jail. “Saigo no Bakuto (The Last True Yakuza),” 1985 action film, 2 hours and 5 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Sonny Chiba. A depiction of Japan’s most infamous violent gang incident. “Shinshokoku Monogatari Nanatsu no Chikai Kurosuisen no Maki (The Seven Vows),” 1956 jidaigeki/adventure film, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hashizo Okawa, Chiyonosuke Azuma and Ryunosuke Tsukigata. Toruhan, a king’s retainer, embarks on a journey to find a royal treasure that can only be revealed though secret codes hidden in seven crosses carried by his fellow samurai. “Shinshokoku Monogatari Nanatsu no Chikai Doreisen no Maki (The Seven Vows, Part 2),” 1956 jidaigeki/adventure film, 1 hour and 1 minute. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Hashizo Okawa and Chiyonosuke Azuma. The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai continue in its second installment. While being held captive by the enemy pirate Ongo, Goro discovers the whereabouts of the missing seventh cross. Will he succeed in bringing all seven cross together to reveal the secret code of the royal treasure? “Shundo (Bushido),” 2013 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Mikami. Starring Takehiro Hira and Go Wakabayashi. During the reign of the 8th shogun, Tokugawa Yoshimune, the western part of Japan suffered a severe famine in the year 1732. Three years later, a sword instructor Jyuzo Matsumiya is sent on a mysterious mission by the shogunate, culminating with an epic sword battle in the snow. “Tonosama Yajikita Kaidan Dochu (Ghost Story on Passage),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura. Two young lords travel the Tokaido highway pretending to be merchant-class townspeople and meet a ghost on their way. “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 Yaro Kokyo Tokkyubin (Run Truck Rascal, Run!),” 1979 action film, 1 hour and 50 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa. Momojiro and Jonathan go to Kochi on a ferry. On the ferry, a singer called Yuka dropped her sheet music into the ocean. Momojiro helps her by diving in to collect the sheets for her and ends up falling in love. “Uzumasa Limelight,” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 43 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Seizo Fukumoto and Chihiro Yamamoto. The film centers around an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight. Seiichi Kamiyama has devoted 50 years of his life as a “kirare-yaku” or “drop-dead” actor: a swordsman extra in samurai films who is always killed off in the fight at Kyoto’s Uzumasa Studios. Now an elderly man, Kamiyama lives very modestly but has earned immense respect from his peers, some of them movie stars. One day, a young girl named Satsuki convinces him that she becomes Kamiyama’s disciple. Will the art of “kirare-yaku” live on? “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. “Yokiro (The Geisha),” 1983 drama, 2 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Hideo Gosha. Starring Kimiko Ikegami, Atsuko Asano, Morio Kazama and Ken Ogata. An illustration of the turbulent lives of geisha at Yokiro, the top geisha house in Kochi. Momowaka, the most popular geisha at Yokiro, must protect herself from those who grow envious of her beauty and glory. “Zakurozaka no Adauchi (Snow on the Blades),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu. Starring Kiichi Nakai and Hiroshi Abe. Kingo Shimura serves his lord Naosuke Ii, Shogun’s chief minister. One day in 1860 Kingo fails his duty to protect him when Ii is killed by ronins from the Mito Domain. He is not allowed to kill himself and receives a secret order to exact revenge. However, all but one of the assassins die before Kingo can reach them. Still, Kingo presses on and travels for 13 years to find the last enemy. “Zoku Rokyoku Komoriuta (Samurai’s Lullaby),” 1967 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Sonny Chiba and Akiko Koyama. A touching story about a father and son set to a popular soundtrack.

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  • PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Heiwa eno Kakahashi (Bridge to Peace),” premieres on Friday, Aug. 5, at 9:05 p.m. “Experience Hiroshima, learn about peace, and make a bridge to peace.” In this program, they speak to people past and present who have acted as “bridges to peace,” and capture many individuals’ wishes for peace. Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Hakugin Jack,” premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 7:35 p.m. Reiji Kurata (Ken Watanabe) is the general manager of the ski slope at Appi Ski Resort. A threatening letter arrives at a ski resort at the end of the year, but it can’t be reported to the police. The criminal takes over a ski resort and seeks for ransoms. What is the criminal’s motivation . . . revenge or mercenary? The key to it all is in the forbidden slopes which were stained with blood a year ago. Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Chihoshi o Kau Onna,” premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7:35 p.m. Novelist Ryuji Sugimoto (Masakazu Tamura) moves from Tokyo to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture because his novel will be serialized for the local newspaper, the Kanazawa Hibi Shimbun. His novel “Distant Memory” gains popularity. The newspaper has receives a letter from Yoshiko (Ryoko Hirosue), a woman in Tokyo, wanting a subscription because she wants to read “Distant Memory.” Sugimoto has slight doubts about her and wonders where she read his novel and why she wants to read it halfway through. He later finds out she did not subscribe to the newspaper because she wanted to read his novel. Sugimoto reads the newspapers with the dates that Yoshiko wanted to subscribe and find an article about a double suicide connected to Tokyo. Fully subtitled in English. “Shinjuwan ni Saku Nagaoka Hanabi (Nagaoka Fireworks at Pearl Harbor),” premieres on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:35 p.m. On Aug. 15, 2015, Nagaoka Fireworks were displayed at Pearl Harbor at Ford Island, with 28,000 people in attendance. How were the peace and memorial themes of the fireworks received by Hawaii locals? Fully subtitled in English. NGN 3 MOVIE CHANNEL (Digital Ch. 679) Premiere titles air on Friday. “Movie of the Month” premieres on the first Saturday. 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. 5: “Jingi Naki Tatakai Kanketsu-hen (A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler),” 1979 action film, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa. In the wake of a big police crackdown, Takeda, a longtime leader of one of Hiroshima’s Yakuza families, attempts to resolve the longtime war between various mob factions by reshaping his organization into a political organization that would be both powerful and legal. But not all of Takeda’s men take to this new way of doing things, and a rash act by the older, hardened yakuza leads to a final turf war between the families. MOVIE OF THE MONTH Aug. 6: “Gekijoban SPEC ~Ten~ (SPEC: Heaven),” 2012 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Erika Toda and Ryo Kase. Saya Toma is a gifted female detective with an IQ of 201 with an innate ability to glean information from any social situation. Her partner Sebumi is a career detective with a distinguished background. They work on cases by postulating the “SPEC” of the unknown criminals and then deduce the criminal’s unknown “SPEC” to make arrests. A mystery occurs when a large number of mummified corpses are found on a cruiser in the ocean. These two detectives from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are brought in to solve the case. Eventually, this strange incident develops into a major situation. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “Aku Oyabun tai Daigashi (The Evil Partnership),” 1971 action film, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Takeichi Saito. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Bunta Sugawara. A high ranking yakuza rises to national notoriety.

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