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  • 08/22/16--03:13: KBFD — Korean Programming
  • Channel 4 (Oceanic Cable) and 6 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 521-8066) “She Was Pretty,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. A romantic comedy about two past acquaintances who meet again after they’ve gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances, set in the backdrop of a fashion magazine’s publishing office. Hye-jin Kim was a very pretty girl from a rich family. After her family’s publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships then lost her beauty too. Sung-joon Ji was an unattractive boy with low self-esteem, but grows up to become a handsome and successful editor. The two met again as adults, but Sung-joon was unable to recognize Hye-jin. Ashamed to meet her first love and ruin his perception of her, Hye-jin asks her attractive best friend, Ha-ri, to appear in her place. Things, however, soon get complicated. Starring Jung-Eum Hwang and Seo-Joon Park. “Three Witches,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. “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. “Between Family,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. “Jealousy Incarnate,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. A story about the fierce competition at a broadcasting station and the love between anchor Hwa-Shin Lee and weather caster Na-Ri Pyo. Starring Cho Jung-Seok Cho, Hyo-Jin Kong, Gyung-Pyo Ko, Mi-Sook Lee, Sung-Jae Lee and Ji-Young Park. “The King’s Face,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. This drama series follows the life of Prince Gwanghae. Even though he is the child of a concubine, he becomes the crown prince. For the next 16 years, until he becomes the King, Prince Gwanghae suffers through dethronement and death threats. Using physiognomy as a weapon, he is able to become the King. Starring In-Guk Seo, Yoon-Hee Jo, Sung-Jae Lee, Sung-Rok Shin and Gyu-Ri Kim. “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. “Love is Coming,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. A family drama about a woman who is hurt by love, striving for small happiness and realizing the preciousness of family. Starring Ji-Young Kim, Min-Young Lee, Se-Won Ko, Lee Hun, Da-Im Gong, Eun-Jin Shim and Dong-Jik Jang “Healer,” Friday at 10 p.m. Moon-Ho Kim is a popular reporter at major broadcasting company. One day, he learns the truth of a case that took place in the past. He intentionally approaches people who are related to the case and helps them. While doing so, he agonizes over the truth and beliefs. Meanwhile, with the help of Moon-Ho Kim, internet reporter Young-Shin Chae and Jung-Hoo Seo, known as “Healer,” grow into real reporters. Starring Ji-Tae Yoo, Min-Young Park and Chang-Wook Ji.  

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  • 08/22/16--03:14: KIKU
  • Channel 9 (Oceanic Cable) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021) 2016 Autumn Specials “Doctors Special (2015),” Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon. One of the most popular series to air on KIKU is “Doctors.” The battle between the handsome and calm, yet always-scheming Dr. Sagara and the childish, selfish and naive Dr. Moriyama continues in this two-hour “Doctors” special. “Mission to Kill Special (2013),” Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 14, at noon. Shigotonin are assasins hired by victims of crime to avenge wrongs committed against them. Hiring an assassin is also a crime, but when you get to know the victims, you come to sympathize with them. “Kuroi Jukai,” Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 15, at noon. Nobuko and Sachiko are sisters living together in Tokyo. They share a very close relationship ever since their parents died when they were young. One day, Nobuko leaves for a vacation, and Sachiko is shocked to receive word of her death that night. Even more shocking, Nobuko lost her life in a place completely different from where she was set to go on vacation. Another tale of suspense from the master of intrigue, author Seichou Matsumoto. “Kuroha,” Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 16, at noon. The bodies of 14 men and women are found frozen to death in containers in the harbor district of Kanagawa. Detective Kuroha is the first person to make the discovery, and is assigned to the task force investigating the crime. A suicide note is found at the scene, leading the task force to believe it was a mass suicide. But Detective Kuroha has a different hypothesis. She believes there was a 15th person . . . someone who has not committed suicide yet. “Happy Retirement,” Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Shintaro Higuchi has worked in the government financial services division for 33 years and is looking forward to retiring in five years. But a bribery scandal suddenly comes to light within his division, and his supervisor assigns blame to Shintaro. Suddenly, Shintaro’s life is turned upside down. Instead of the happy retirement he was looking forward to, Shintaro is forced to retire under negative circumstances. Shintaro is faced with a decision. Should he finish out his remaining work years silently, without complaint for the injustice done him? Or, should he get revenge? Which would make for a happier retirement? “Wild 9,” Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Nine people with various skills and talents are dropped off on a deserted island and must find a way to survive together for one week. Each person is allowed to bring along three tools relating to their skill to help them survive. Are the talents of a musician, an artist, and a professional baseball player useful in a survivalist situation? “What A Mother Wouldn’t Do,” Sunday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. Midori Onodera is a single mom and the owner of a small bar that suddenly finds itself the focus of attention, due to Midori’s popular onigiri menu. As people learn about her menu, Midori’s bar is visited by many new customers. One of them is a former boyfriend, Shuichi Kidani, who is the successful director of a hospital. Shuichi has no idea why Midori broke off their relationship 22 years ago. And Midori’s 22-year-old daughter has no idea that her mom was lying when she said her father died before she was born. “Homicide Team 9 – Season 5 (TV Asahi),” premieres Friday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. Homicide Team 9 which is composed by the few elites, is the most unusual team in criminal investigation divisions of the Metropolitan Police Department. They are always the top as criminal arrest rate. They try to solve criminal cases with struggling and cooperating each other. “Beauty and the Fellow (NHK),” premiered Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. It’s a girl meets boy tale with a twist. The girl is Ichiko, an agent for stars. Ichiko scouts a young actor named Ryo and struggles to transform him into a superstar. Although reluctant at first, Ryo begins to enjoy acting, and eventually begins to rise to stardom. Along the way, the two have to navigate the unfamiliar and choppy waters of show business, which adds constant friction to their relationship. It’s a relationship that begins as professional, but morphs into an emotional one, as well. “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? “The Concierge” (TBS), Monday 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. “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. “Zenigata Heiji” (Toei), Tuesday 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. “Truth of Zero” (TV Asahi), Thursday 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. “Partners 12,” Thursday at 9 p.m. The 12th season of this popular detective series. Detective Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. And he is excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “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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  • 08/22/16--03:15: NGN Programs / continued
  • “Hokkai Yukyoden (North Sea Chivalry),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Saburo Kitajima, Shinichi Chiba and Hideo Murata. Inosuke, a former gangster, and his friends struggle to make a living as simple fishermen in this tale of chivalry and friendship among yakuza in the northern regions. “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. “Jirocho Sangokushi Koshuji Nagurikomi (The Kingdom of Jirocho 4),” 1965 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Shingo Yamashiro. The continuing adventures of the Jirocho gang. “Kanto Hizakura Ikka (The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang),” 1972 drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Junko Fuji, Ken Takakura, Koji Tsuruta and Chiezo Kataoka. Tsuruji, a beautiful yet tough geisha, confronts a yakuza gang over a territorial dispute. “Kishu no Abarenbo (The Warrior from Kishu),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. Starring Hiroki Matsukata and Satomi Oka. A story of young Yoshimune, the future Shogun. “Kome (Rice),” 1957 drama, 1 hour and 58 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Imai. Starring Shinjiro Ebara, Isao Kimura, Masako Nakamura and Hitomi Nakahara. A touching story depicting the harsh lives of farmers in Kasugaseki. An attempt to start a fishery business to revive an ailing farming community creates friction amongst the proud residents. “Little Forest: Natsu/Aki (Little Forest: Summer/Autumn),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 51 minutes. Directed by Jun’ichi Mori. Starring Ai Hashimoto and Takahiro Miura. Ichiko lived in a big city. She departs city life to return to her small hometown in the Tohoku region. She lives alone in her family home in the fictional village of Komori (which literally translates as “Little Forest”). She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients. This gentle drama about going back to basics is filled with imagery of nature, as a young woman returns to her ancestral roots. “Murasaki Ukyonosuke Gyaku Ichimonjigiri (Purple Killer),” 1964 samurai/action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Yasuto Hasegawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Eitaro Ozawa and Misako Watanabe. A sequel to the popular samurai detective movie “Ukyonosuke Junsatsu-ki (On Patrol).” Ukyonosuke’s mission to avenge his father’s death continues. He discovers that a mysterious note written by his father, Inspector Sena, led to Sena’s murder 18 years ago. As Ukyonosuke continues further with his investigation into the conspiracy to uncover the truth behind of Sena’s death, he must confront those who are eager to take his life. “Musume no Naka no Musume (Sister with Sister),” 1958 drama, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kiyosi Saeki. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and So Yamamura. Yoshiko finds new life and love interests when she takes a new job as an office worker. “Nanatsu no Chikai Gaisenka no Maki (The Seven Vows, Part 3),” 1956 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 13 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Kinnnosuke Nakamura, Hashizo Okawa and Chiyonosuke Azuma. The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai concludes. After their turbulent journey, the seven crosses are finally united to reveal the secret of the royal treasure. “Ninja Gari (The Ninja Hunt),” 1964 ninja/action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Tetsuya Yamauchi. Starring Jushiro Konoe, Shingo Yamashiro and Kei Sato. Four ninja are hired to fight against the Shognate’s plot to abolish the Gamo Clan, the regional barons struggling to reinstate their young heir Tanemaru as their Lord. “Ooka Seidan Chidori no Inrou (The Medicine Case),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 19 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Magistrate Ooka-Echizen faces a crime over a pillbox. “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 four hundred 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? “Tabigasa Dochu (Her Son Came Back),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Hiromi Hanazono. Kind hearted yakuza Hanjiro of Asama risks his life in saving his henchman Genjiro and his family. “Tarao Bannai Seinritsu no Nanakamen (The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye),” 1956 drama, 1 hour and 44 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda and Tsuneo Kobayashi. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Shin Tokudaiji. Detective Tarao goes undercover to battle an evil gun smuggling business. “Tsuri Baka Nisshi 7 (Free and Easy 7),” 1994 comedy/drama, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Seiji Izumi. Starring Toshiyuki Nishida and Rentaro Mikuni. Seventh installment of the series of “Tsuribaka nisshi,” which chronicles the adventures of Hama-chan and also his boss Su-san, both fishing fanatics. On a fishing trip, Hama-chan and Su-san meet a beautiful lady and the three have a great time. Later, Su-san gets a toothache, and his dentist turns out to be the woman, whom he secretly takes fishing, lying to Hama-chan in the process. When the two men later run into one another, their friendship is threatened. “Umon Torimoncho Jigoku no Kazaguruma (Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill)” 1960 samurai/action film, 1 hour and 24 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Kotaro Satomi, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Shunji Sakai. Umon’s services are called upon when innocent bystanders, Kayo and Minokichi, along with the ronin, Gontaro are mistakenly identified as suspects in several recent murder cases. To prove their innocence and uncover the truth, Umon launches his own investigation. “Wakasama Zamurai Torimonocho Mano Shibijin Yashiki (Case of A Young Lord, Part 3),” 1954 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kinnosuke Fukada. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Shinobu Chihara and Satomi Oka. A master swordsman gets involved in a strange murder that occurs as a result of a Shogun succession struggle. “Yatarogasa (Yakuza of Ina),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Satomi Oka and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Yataro the wanderer watches over the beloved daughter of his close friend. “Yogiri no Joshuji (Road In The Mist),” 1963 samurai/drama, 1 hour and 23 minutes. Directed by Kokichi Uchide. Starring Hibari Misora, Jushiro Konoe and Isao Yamagata. Okinu, the beautiful daughter of a feudal lord, discovers her true identity and leaves her lavish life behind to avenge her birth father’s death. “Yokohama BJ Blues (Yokohama BJ Blues),” 1981 drama, 1 hour and 52 minutes. Directed by Eikichi Kudo. Starring Yusaku Matsuda, Mari Henmi and Keizo Kanie. Former blues singer turned private eye, BJ becomes involved in a dangerous gang business.

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  • 08/22/16--03:16: NGN Programs
  • Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966) PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “FLASHBACK,” premieres Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:35 p.m. Twenty years ago, 5-year-old Ryoma saw his father being murdered right before him. When he touched his father’s dead body, strange images suddenly came to mind. He began to get the residual thoughts that the spirits of the dead possess (flashbacks) when he comes into contact with dead bodies. If he cannot actually find and get in touch with those flashbacks within 72 hours, his brain’s synapses will explode and he will die. He aimed to be an archaeologist like his father, but is scouted and is now a detective of HIDE (Hidden Incident Department) which pursues bizarre murders of unknown causes. Fully subtitled in English. “Mystery Hour – Keishicho Sosaikkacho (MPD Chief Murder Investigator),” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7:35 p.m. The First Investigative Division is the star unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Oiwa, the head of the division, leads around 400 elite detectives. He has an extremely heavy responsibility, but he’s not a superman. Amid his suffering, Oiwa overcomes this grave responsibility and is quite simply a “life-size hero” and “ideal boss” to his subordinates. Fully subtitled in English. “Ohenro (The 88 Temple Pilgrimage),” premieres Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 p.m. The Shikoku Pilgrimage (Shikoku Ohenro) is a multi-site pilgrimage of 88 temples associated with the Buddhist monk Kükai (Köbö Daishi) on the island of Shikoku, Japan. A popular and distinctive feature of the island’s cultural landscape, and with a long history, large numbers of pilgrims undertake the journey. Megumi, Chiwa and Mao, three cute anime characters, will take you to the 88 temples. Fully subtitled in English. “Nohime,” premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 p.m. During the Warring States Period where military commanders were building castles in various regions, war and peace were cyclical. Nohime, the daughter of Dosan Saito who had supplanted his lord to become the ruler of Mino, was ordered by her father to marry Nobunaga Oda of Owari. Dosan gave his daughter as bride to show that he had joined hands with the Oda. Nohime is respectfully welcomed by Nobunaga’s parents at Nagoya Castle, but the groom cannot be found. Then, a man in stained short sleeves appears from the courtyard. That man is Nobunaga. Fully subtitled in English. “Otosan to Yobasete (May I Call You Dad?),” premieres Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:35 p.m. At age 51, Tamotsu Daidoji is a department manager of a mid-sized trading company. A dedicated salesman with a sincere heart, he has been so focused on his career that he has never had the opportunity to meet a woman for marriage. However, things changed when Tamotsu met 23-year-old Miran, a young woman with a charming smile and warm personality. One day he sets his mind on marriage with Miran, and he proposes. Soon after, Kiichiro Hanazawa, an elite executive who works for a large general trading company, hears from his wife that their eldest daughter Miran has a boyfriend and this man will come to their home soon. Little does he know that Miran’s boyfriend is the same age as him. 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 Sept. 2: “Shin Gokudo no Onnatachi Horetara Jigoku (Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell),” 1994 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Shima Iwashita and Shinji Yamashita. The seventh movie of the series “Yakuza Ladies” focuses on a wife of a small Osaka family. She risks her life to protect her husband’s family and its members against much larger, more established organizations. MOVIE OF THE MONTH Sept. 3: “Gekijoban SPEC ~Ketsu~ Zen no Hen (SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~),” 2013 drama, 1 hour and 34 minutes. Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Erika Toda and Ryo Kase. The sloppy but brainy Toma whose left arm hangs in a sling and simple- minded Sebumi have been battling against many SPEC holders. In the deadly combat with their invincible nemesis Ninomae, the most powerful SPEC holder who can stop time, they emerged victorious and were brought to the hospital barely alive. The SPEC holders embark on a fight for supremacy with the human race. Meanwhile, Nonomura obtains the virus that only infects SPEC holders.se. Eventually, this strange incident develops into a major situation. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “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 Masaki is visited by a young co-worker named Shoji. Over time, Taki quietly observes as a fleeting love affair develops between Shoji and Tokiko. 60 years later, her version of events is finally revealed. “Gang Chushingura (Gang Loyalty and Vengeance),” 1963 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, featuring an all-star cast. A modern gang version of Chushingura, chronicling almost scene for scene the Brave 47 Ronin story, transposed from the Genroku Period to the Showa Era. “Gokudo no Onnatachi Saigo no Tatakai (Gangster Ladies: The Final Battle),” 1990 drama, 1 hour and 56 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Shima Iwashita and Rino Katase. Two wives of gangsters come together to avenge the deaths of their men. “Hayatozoku no Hanran (Rebellion),” 1957 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa, Yumiko Hasegawa and Kunio Kaga. In the mist of the warring age, the Kyushu based Hayato Clan is faced with a monumental battle to determine their survival.

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    THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 1:40 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 3:10 a.m. – The Medicine Case 4:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 6:30 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 8 a.m. – Yakuza of Ina 9:40 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 11:10 a.m. – Rebellion 12:40 p.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 2:40 p.m. – Rice 4:40 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 6:40 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 8:10 p.m. – Road in the Mist 9:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 11:10 p.m. – Purple Killer FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 12:50 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 2:20 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 4:10 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 5:40 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 7:10 a.m. – Sister With Sister 8:40 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 10:10 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 12:10 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 1:50 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 3:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 4:40 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 6:20 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 8 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 9:50 p.m. – Rice 11:50 p.m. – The Medicine Case SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 1:10 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 2:40 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 4:10 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 6:10 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 7:40 a.m. – Rebellion 9:10 a.m. – Road in the Mist 10:40 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 12:10 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 1:40 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 3 p.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 4:50 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 6:20 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 8 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 9:40 p.m. – Road in the Mist 11:10 p.m. – Sister With Sister SUNDAY, SEPT. 4 12:40 a.m. – Purple Killer 2:20 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 4:10 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 5:40 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 7:10 a.m. – Yakuza of Ina 8:50 a.m. – Road in the Mist 10:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 11:50 a.m. – Rice 1:50 p.m. – The Medicine Case 3:10 p.m. – Purple Killer 4:50 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 6:30 p.m. – Free and Easy 7 8:10 p.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 10 p.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues MONDAY, SEPT. 5 Midnight – Rice 2 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 3:40 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 5:10 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 7:10 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 8:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 10 a.m. – Free and Easy 7 11:40 a.m. – Rebellion 1:10 p.m. – Road in the Mist 2:40 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 4:10 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 5:50 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 7:20 p.m. – The Little House 9:40 p.m. – The Medicine Case 11 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 1 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 2:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 4 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 5:30 a.m. – Rebellion 7 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 8:30 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 10 a.m. – The Little House 12:20 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 2 p.m. – Purple Killer 3:40 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 5:10 p.m. – The Ninja Hunt 6:40 p.m. – Sister With Sister 8:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 9:40 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 11:20 p.m. – Samurai Pirates WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7 1:20 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 2:50 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 4:20 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 5:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 7:40 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 9:40 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 11:10 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 1:10 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 2:40 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 4:10 p.m. – Sister With Sister 5:40 p.m. – Purple Killer 7:20 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 9 p.m. – Road in the Mist 10:30 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 12:10 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 1:40 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 3:40 a.m. – Rice 5:40 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 7:10 a.m. – Sister With Sister 8:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 10:40 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 12:10 p.m. – Purple Killer 1:50 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 3:30 p.m. – Sister With Sister 5 p.m. – Purple Killer 6:40 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 8:10 p.m. – Rebellion 9:40 p.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 11:40 p.m. – Her Son Came Back FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 1:10 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 3 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 4:30 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 6 a.m.– North Sea Chivalry 7:30 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 8:50 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 10:40 a.m. – Purple Killer 12:20 p.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 2:20 p.m. – The Medicine Case 3:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 5:40 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 7:10 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 8:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 10:10 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 11:50 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 1:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 3:20 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 4:50 a.m. – Rebellion 6:20 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 7:50 a.m. – Yakuza of Ina 9:30 a.m. – Road in the Mist 11 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 12:30 p.m. – Rebellion 2 p.m. – Road in the Mist 3:30 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 5 p.m.– The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 6:30 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 8 p.m. – The Little House 10:20 p.m. – Rice SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 12:20 a.m. – The Medicine Case 1:40 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 3:20 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 4:50 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 6:20 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 8 a.m. – The Medicine Case 9:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 11:20 a.m. – Sister With Sister 12:50 p.m. – Purple Killer 2:30 p.m. – The Little House 4:50 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 6:30 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 8 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 9:30 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 11 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance MONDAY, SEPT. 12 12:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 2:30 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 4:30 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 6 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 7:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 9:30 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 11 a.m. – Road in the Mist 12:30 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 2 p.m. – Purple Killer 3:40 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 5:20 p.m. – Rebellion 6:50 p.m. – Road in the Mist 8:20 p.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 10:20 p.m. – Rice TUESDAY, SEPT. 13 12:20 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 1:50 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 3:20 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 5:10 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 6:40 a.m. – Rice 8:40 a.m. – The Medicine Case 10 a.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 11:40 a.m. – Road in the Mist 1:10 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 2:40 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 4:20 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 5:50 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 7:30 p.m. – Purple Killer 9:10 p.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 11:10 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14 12:30 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 2:20 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 3:50 a.m. – Sister With Sister 5:20 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 6:50 am. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 8:30 a.m. – Sister With Sister 10 a.m. – Purple Killer 11:40 a.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 1:40 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 3:10 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 4:40 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 6:10 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 7:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 9:40 p.m. – Free and Easy 7 11:20 p.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 1:10 a.m. – Rebellion 2:40 a.m. – Road in the Mist 4:10 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 6:10 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 7:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 9 a.m. – Free and Easy 7 10:40 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 12:10 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 1:40 p.m. – Rice 3:40 p.m. – The Medicine Case 5 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 6:30 p.m. – The Little House 8:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 10:20 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Midnight – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 1:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 3 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 4:30 a.m. – Sister With Sister 6 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 7:50 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 9:20 a.m. – The Little House 11:40 a.m. – Yakuza of Ina 1:20 p.m. – Purple Killer 3 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 4:30 p.m. – Road in the Mist 6 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 7:30 p.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 9:30 p.m. – Rice 11:30 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 1 a.m. – Rebellion 2:30 a.m. – The Medicine Case 3:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 5:50 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 7:30 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 9 a.m. – Yakuza of Ina 10:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 12:30 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 2 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 3:30 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 5 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 6:30 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 8 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 10 p.m. – Sister With Sister 11:30 p.m. – Purple Killer SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 1:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 2:40 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 4:20 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 5:50 a.m. – Sister With Sister 7:20 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 8:50 a.m. – Rebellion 10:20 a.m. – The Medicine Case 11:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 1:40 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 3:40 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 5:10 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 6:40 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 8:20 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 10:20 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 11:50 p.m. – Rice MONDAY, SEPT. 19 1:50 a.m. – The Medicine Case 3:10 a.m. – Rebellion 4:40 a.m. – Road in the Mist 6:10 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 7:50 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 9:10 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 11 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 12:30 p.m. – Road in the Mist 2 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 3:30 p.m. – The Seven Vows Part 3 4:50 p.m. – Free and Easy 7 6:30 p.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 8:30 p.m. – Rice 10:30 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 12:10 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 1:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 3:30 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 5:30 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 7:10 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 8:30 a.m. – Free and Easy 7 10:10 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang Noon – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 1:40 p.m. – The Ninja Hunt 3:10 p.m. – The Medicine Case 4:30 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 6:30 p.m. – The Little House 8:50 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 10:30 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21 Midnight – Rebellion 1:30 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 3:30 a.m. – Rice 5:30 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 7 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 8:30 a.m. – Road in the Mist 10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 11:30 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 1 p.m. – The Little House 3:20 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 5:20 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 6:50 p.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 8:40 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 10:10 p.m. – The Ninja Hunt 11:40 p.m. – Sister With Sister THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 1:10 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 2:50 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 4:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 5:40 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 7:20 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 8:50 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 10:50 a.m. – Rice 12:50 p.m. – The Medicine Case 2:10 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 3:40 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 5:10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 7:10 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 8:40 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 10:20 p.m. – Road in the Mist 11:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 1:40 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 3:40 a.m. – Rebellion 5:10 a.m. – Road in the Mist 6:40 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 8:10 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 9:40 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 11:20 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 12:40 p.m. – Purple Killer 2:20 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 4 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 5:30 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 7:10 p.m. – Purple Killer 8:50 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 10:20 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 11:40 p.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 1:30 a.m. – Sister With Sister 3 a.m. – Purple Killer 4:40 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 6:20 a.m. – The Ninja Hunt 7:50 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 9:20 a.m. – Yakuza of Ina 11 a.m. – Road in the Mist 12:30 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 2 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 3:40 p.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 5 p.m. – Rebellion 6:30 p.m. – Road in the Mist 8 p.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 10 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 11:30 p.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 1:30 a.m. – Rice 3:30 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 5:20 a.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 6:50 a.m. – Rice 8:50 a.m. – The Medicine Case 10:10 a.m. – Purple Killer 11:50 a.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 1:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 3:50 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 5:20 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 6:50 p.m. – The Little House 9:10 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 10:40 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance MONDAY, SEPT. 26 12:20 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 1:40 a.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 3:30 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 5 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 6:30 a.m. – The Medicine Case 7:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 9:50 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 11:20 a.m. – Rebellion 12:50 p.m. – The Little House 3:10 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 4:50 p.m. – Samurai Pirates 6:50 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 8:20 p.m. – Purple Killer 10 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 11:30 p.m. – The Ninja Hunt TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 1 a.m.– Sister With Sister 2:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 4 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 5:40 a.m. – Her Son Came Back 7:10 a.m. – North Sea Chivalry 8:40 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 10:10 a.m. – Samurai Pirates 12:10 p.m. – Yakuza of Ina 1:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 3:40 p.m. – Sister With Sister 5:10 p.m. – Purple Killer 6:50 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 8:20 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 9:50 p.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Ruler 11:30 p.m. – The Ninja Hunt WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 1 a.m. – The Medicine Case 2:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 4:20 a.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 5:50 a.m. – Rebellion 7:20 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 9:20 a.m. – Rice 11:20 a.m. – Road in the Mist 12:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 2:20 p.m. – Purple Killer 4 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 5:30 p.m. – The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang 7:20 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 8:50 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 10:30 p.m. – Road in the Mist THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Midnight – The Ninja Hunt 1:30 a.m. – Sister With Sister 3 a.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 4:40 a.m. – The Seven Vows, Part 3 6 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 3 7:30 a.m. – A Change of the Underworld Supreme Leader 9:10 a.m. – Rice 11:10 a.m. – The Medicine Case 12:30 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 2 p.m. – North Sea Chivalry 3:30 p.m. – SPEC: Close ~Incarnation~ 5:10 p.m. – Free and Easy 7 6:50 p.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 8:50 p.m. – Her Son Came Back 10:20 p.m. – Rebellion 11:50 p.m. – Road in the Mist FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 1:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 3:10 a.m. – Yokohama BJ Blues 5:10 a.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Taro, Private Eye 6:40 a.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 8:10 a.m.– The Seven Vows, Part 3 9:30 a.m. – Free and Easy 7 11:10 a.m. – Purple Killer 12:50 p.m. – Little Forest: Summer/Autumn 2:50 p.m. – Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill 4:20 p.m. – Gang Loyalty and Vengeance 6 p.m. – The Kingdom of Jirocho 4 7:30 p.m. – The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao, Private Eye 9 p.m. – The Warrior from Kishu 10:30 p.m. – Rebellion

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  • 09/26/16--03:16: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • Channel 4 (Oceanic Cable) and 6 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 521-8066) “She Was Pretty,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. A romantic comedy about two past acquaintances who meet again after they’ve gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances, set in the backdrop of a fashion magazine’s publishing office. Hye-jin Kim was a very pretty girl from a rich family. After her family’s publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships then lost her beauty too. Sung-joon Ji was an unattractive boy with low self-esteem, but grows up to become a handsome and successful editor. The two met again as adults, but Sung-joon was unable to recognize Hye-jin. Ashamed to meet her first love and ruin his perception of her, Hye-jin asks her attractive best friend, Ha-ri, to appear in her place. Things, however, soon get complicated. Starring Jung-Eum Hwang and Seo-Joon Park. “Three Witches,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. “Scarlet Heart,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Hae-Soo travels back in time to the Goryeo era. There, she falls in love with Wang So, who makes other people tremble with fear. Starring IU and Joon-Gi Lee. “Bluebird’s House,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. A drama that tells the story of strong bond between the members of a family even though they are not blood-related. This drama also portrays the hope of parents toward their children’s success and how difficult for fresh university graduates to get respectable and well-paid jobs. Starring Joon-Hyuk Lee, Soo-Bin Chae, Sang-Yeob Lee and Soo-Jin Kyung. “Don’t Dare to Dream,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. The competition is fierce when you work at a broadcast news station. You have no friends, and everyone is out for himself or herself. Pyo Na-Ri Pyo is a weather forecaster from a humble background. She secures a part-time contract to work at a prestigious broadcast network but soon realizes that petty jealousy and cutthroat competition surrounds her every day at work. Her life becomes even more complicated when Na Ri falls in love with the station’s star news anchor, Hwa-Shin Lee, but Hwa Shin’s best friend, Jung-Won Go, falls for her. Can Na Ri get what she wants both at work and in her personal life? Starring: Hyo-Jin Gong, Jung-Suk Jo, Kyung-Pyo Go. “The King’s Face,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. This drama series follows the life of Prince Gwanghae. Even though he is the child of a concubine, he becomes the crown prince. For the next 16 years, until he becomes the King, Prince Gwanghae suffers through dethronement and death threats. Using physiognomy as a weapon, he is able to become the King. Starring In-Guk Seo, Yoon-Hee Jo, Sung-Jae Lee, Sung-Rok Shin and Gyu-Ri Kim. “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. “The Love is Coming,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. A family drama about a woman who is hurt by love, striving for small happiness and realizing the preciousness of family. Starring Ji-Young Kim, Min-Young Lee, Se-Won Ko, Lee Hun, Da-Im Gong, Eun-Jin Shim and Dong-Jik Jang “Healer,” Friday at 10 p.m. Moon-Ho Kim is a popular reporter at major broadcasting company. One day, he learns the truth of a case that took place in the past. He intentionally approaches people who are related to the case and helps them. While doing so, he agonizes over the truth and beliefs. Meanwhile, with the help of Moon-Ho Kim, internet reporter Young-Shin Chae and Jung-Hoo Seo, known as “Healer,” grow into real reporters. Starring Ji-Tae Yoo, Min-Young Park and Chang-Wook Ji.

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  • 09/26/16--03:17: KIKU
  • Channel 9 (Oceanic Cable) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021) “Nobunaga’s Chef  (TV Asahi),” premieres on Monday, Oct. 3, at  9 p.m. This drama is about time travel based on manga. A young chef named Ken is mysteriously transported to the Sengoku period and he also loses most of his memories. He is thrown in the midst of a battle between soldiers, and, as both sides think he is a spy, they hunt him down. During his escape, Ken meets Natsu, a young blacksmith girl. Because of his cooking abilities, Ken is soon recruited as personal chef of Oda Nobunaga. “Hatchobori no Shichinin (TOEI),” premieres on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. This is the story of seven police officers in the district of Hachobori in ancient Edo. Under the direction of inspector Aoyama, they work together to maintain peace and solve the crimes that plague the locals. “Downtown Rocket (TBS),” premieres on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 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? “Dr. Storks (TBS),” premieres on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. Sakura Konotori is a gynecologist who is the leader of an ob-gyn team and respected by his peers. He is also a pianist known as “Baby,” who plays at a club in Tokyo. One night at the club, he stops after 10 minutes of playing to rush to the hospital to help a pregnant woman. The pregnant woman has never had an examination and the hospital isn’t even sure how many months she has been pregnant. Sakura decides to admit the pregnant woman even though there is high risk. He asks the Neonatology team for help. Takayuki Imahashi is the leader of the Neonatology team and he prepares for the woman to give birth. “Behind the Noren 2 (Fuji),” premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. In “Behind the Noren 2,” Naoko continues her training to become the proprietress of her husband’s family’s inn, still trying to earn the respect and acceptance of her mother-in-law, the current “okami.” This is made even harder when Naoko’s husband Shosuke disappears once again. When Shosuke is discovered to be living in Taiwan, Naoko’s mother-in-law Shino sends Naoko to Taiwan to bring him back. During her absence, Shino’s niece Yukiko appears to help out at the inn, and she becomes Naoko’s strongest rival for the position. “Dotchi (YTV),” premieres on Friday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m.; repeats on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. This popular exciting cooking show returns!! Which dish??? Hiroshi Sekiguchi and Yuji Miyake hosts an exciting cooking contest between expert chefs, cooking two popular dishes using the best ingredients possible. When the chefs have completed their dishes, a celebrity panel is presented with a choice of which dish they wish to eat. The choice that receives the majority of the votes, “wins” and the panelists get to eat that dish. “Homicide Team 9 – Season 5 (TV Asahi),” Friday at 8 p.m. Homicide Team 9 which is composed by the few elites, is the most unusual team in criminal investigation divisions of the Metropolitan Police Department. They are always the top as criminal arrest rate. They try to solve criminal cases with struggling and cooperating each other. “Beauty and the Fellow (NHK),” Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s a girl meets boy tale with a twist. The girl is Ichiko, an agent for stars. Ichiko scouts a young actor named Ryo and struggles to transform him into a superstar. Although reluctant at first, Ryo begins to enjoy acting, and eventually begins to rise to stardom. Along the way, the two have to navigate the unfamiliar and choppy waters of show business, which adds constant friction to their relationship. It’s a relationship that begins as professional, but morphs into an emotional one, as well. “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. “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! “The Concierge” (TBS), Monday 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. “Zenigata Heiji” (Toei), Tuesday 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. “Partners 12,” Thursday at 9 p.m. The 12th season of this popular detective series. Detective Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. And he is excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes.

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  • 09/26/16--03:18: NGN Programs/
  • 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. “Gonin no Abaremono (Five Ronin),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kotaro Satomi. The story of five easygoing Yakuza who come together to save the lives of young innocent girl, Oichi, from an evil vassal. “Hanakago Douchu (Flowers on the Road),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Directed by Kudo Eiichi. Starring Misora Hibari, Azuma Chiyonosuke and Oka Satomi. Yae and Kiku, daughters of drapers in Edo, must travel to Kyoto in place of their sickly fathers to attend to some businesses affairs. On their way to Kyoto, the two ladies are ambushed by a group of bandits. However a good Samaritan named Santaro comes to their rescue. Santaro is aiding a young samurai named Sanshiro who is on an official mission to deliver a message to a noble in Kyoto. When Yae and Kiku discover that a gang of assassins is after Sanshiro, they decide to help Sanshiro to complete his mission. “Hatamoto Taiktsu Otoko Nazo no Nanbandaiko (The Acrobats of Death),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa, Yoshiko Sakuma and Kinya Kitaoji. Saotome, a sword master and guard of the Shogunate, pursues the mystery of a deadly aerial weapon that is responsible for the multiple deaths in town. “Hizakura Daimyo (The Hectic Lord),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 22 minutes. Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Keiko Okawa. A lord and princess elope to escape forced marriages. “Kage no Gundan Hattori Hanzo (Shadow Warriors),” 1980 samurai/action film, 2 hours and 14 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Tsunehiko Watase and Teruhiko Saigo. The death of the Shogun Iemitsu sparks a struggle for power amongst Japan’s ruling families. One group led by Matsudaira Izu has, with the help of a Koga ninja named Shirobei, kidnapped Iemitsu’s successor Ietsuna. Another group led by Hoshina Masayuki enlists the rival Iga ninja clan to rescue Ietsuna and restore him to power. Political rivals and opposing ninja clans go head to head in this movie, which was spun off from a popular television series. “Kaibyo Noroi no Numa (Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit),” 1968 horror/samurai film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Yoshihiro Ishikawa. Starring Ryohei Uchida, Kotaro Satomi and Kyoko Mikage. Nabeshima Naoshige murders his lord, Ryuzoji Takafusa, seeking to gain power and steal his Lord’s wife. To avoid her fate, Lady Takafusa drowns herself along with her cat in a nearby marsh. A decade later, Naoshige’s efforts to steal another woman trigger a curse on him when she also commits suicide at the same marsh — forcing him to suffer the consequences of his past actions. “Kiryuin Hanako no Shogai (Onimasa),” 1982 drama, 2 hours and 26 minutes. Directed by Hideo Gosha. Starring Tatsuya Nakadai and Shima Iwashita. Set in the 1920s, gang boss Onimasa of the Kiryuin Family accepts a young girl, Matsue, as payment for a debt, whom he then adopts. This story opens when Onimasa’s real daughter Hanako has just died, leading to Matsue’s telling the family’s story in flashback form. A decades long duel with Boss Suenaga is kicked off when after the disputed outcome of a brutal dogfight between vicious mastiffs, Suenaga, who lost kills the winner’s dog and threatens Onimasa. “Kogarashi Monjiro Kakawari Gozansen (Secret of Monjiro’s Birth),” 1972 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Etsuko Ichihara. Secrets surrounding Monjiro’s birth are revealed. “Kuro no Tozoku (Black Thief),” 1964 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Umetsugu Inoue. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Ryutaro Otomo. Organized thieves battle against the Shogun’s ruthless ruling in attempt to get back their land. “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. “Meiji Kyokakuden Sandaime Shumei (Codes of Meiji),” 1965 action film, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Huruhata. Starring Koji Tsuruta and Junko Fuji. Third generation yakuza boss faces conflicts of tradition and modernity in Osaka. “Murasaki Zukin (The Purple Hooded Man),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Hideaki Onishi. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Kotaro Satomi, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Satomi Oka. Kataoka Chiezo stars as Murasaki Zuki, a mysterious hero of the people who helps those in need. Now under the rule of the evil Tanuma, the people look to Murasaki Zukin more than ever, to confront and punish those who bring misfortune upon the commoners. Will he be able to single-handedly restore peace to the land? “Nihon no Don Kanketsu-hen (Japan’s Don Emerges),” 1978 action film, 2 hours and 11 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Toshiro Mifune and Chiezo Kataoka. Doublecrosses and backstabbings take place while the biggest yakuza bosses battle for the title of “Godfather of Japan” between eastern and western families. A violent story with an all-star cast — a must see! “Ninkyo Kashi no Ishimatsu (Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 49 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Hideo Murata. Matsukichi, a worker at a fish market, tries to settle the business between the two competitors on his turf. “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. 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. “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. “Sabaku wo Wataru Taiyo (The Sand City in Manchuria),” 1960 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Koji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura and Yoshiko Sakuma. When the plague threatens a small town in Manchuria, a young doctor finds himself struggling to save the lives of his townspeople. “Seizoroi Kanhasshu (Keepers of Order),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Kinya Kotaoji. While fighting against evil officials, Chuji and his family become the primary target of gangs in Nikko. “Shin Gokudo no Onnatachi Horetara Jigoku (Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell),” 1994 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Shima Iwashita and Shinji Yamashita. The seventh movie of the series “Yakuza Ladies” focuses on a wife of a small Osaka family. She risks her life to protect her husband’s family and its members against much larger, more established organizations. “Soretsu Shinsengumi Bakumatsu no Doran (The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Chiezo Kataoka, Ryutaro Otomo, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kotaro Satomi, Hashizo Okawa and Shinobu Chihara. The famous story of Shinsengumi, a military force that guarded the Shogun at the end of the Edo Period. “Tekka Daimyo (Lord of Steel Heart),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Kokichi Uchide. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Jushiro Konoe. The feisty lord Matabe falls into a trap planned by the evil Sanzaemon, who, in a twist of fate, is an elder to Matabe’s childhood friend Lord Nagamasa.

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  • 09/26/16--03:19: NGN Programs
  • Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966) PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “10-JIN ACTOR Season 2.0,” premieres on Monday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. “10-JIN ACTOR” is about a group consisting of 10 winners from a reality audition program on FBS in July 2014. Season 1 was a Fukuoka version of “Making the Band.” In Season 2, the program documents 10-JIN ACTOR’s success story in a variety show setting. Follow these 10 unique, good looking and multi-talented Fukuoka locals trying to become national idols! Fully subtitled in English. “Gokuaku Ganbo,” premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:35 p.m. When Kaoru Kanzaki was a child, her mother’s restaurant went bankrupt and her family became poor. Since graduating from middle school, Kaoru Kanzaki has worked hard and lived a thrifty life to escape poverty. As a result, she has saved 1 million yen. However, Kaoru gets deceived by her colleague and ends up not just losing the money but also being thrown into a huge debt. At that time, Kaoru happens to meet members of Koshimizu Management Consultant and becomes a member. She solves problems that neither the police nor lawyers want to dabble in. 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 Oct. 7: “Kyodai Jingi Kanto Inochi Shirazu (Code Between Brothers 5),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Hideo Murata. Saburo Kitajima, Japan’s one of the most famous Enka singers, returns on the sixth of the Kyodai Jingi series. During early 20th century, Ryuji from Asakusa, a wandering yakuza, joins the Narumi Family in Yokohama. However, when he confronts Shiotaro, the head of the rival family, Ryuji takes liking of him. He ends up leaving his current family, and becomes close to Shiotaro like brothers swearing to become a full-fledged yakuza. MOVIE OF THE MONTH Oct. 1 “Gekijoban SPEC ~Ketsu~Kou no Hen (SPEC Close ~Reincarnation~),” 2013 drama, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Starring Erika Toda and Ryo Kase. Toma finally uses her SPEC to try to locate Nonomura but is almost swallowed up by her power. Torn between fears that her power will go out of control, that she cannot do her best as a detective if she does not use it, and that she will be exposing her colleagues to danger, Toma lashes out at Sebumi. Toma requests that he shoots her dead the moment she goes astray. Just as she visits the research lab to request the development of a vaccine, Nonomura shows up when he should have been dead. Someone has possessed his body in an attempt to seize the virus. At that moment, Toma is attacked by an assassin, and the vial containing the virus breaks in her hand. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “Amakusa Shiro Tokisada (The Christian Lord),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 42 minutes. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Satomi Oka and Ryutaro Otomo. An illustration of the riot of Christians and peasants in the Edo period and the lord who struggled to help them. “Aoi Unabara (The Deep Blue Sea),” 1957 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Kobayashi Tsuneo. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Jun Usami. To fulfill a friend’s dying wish, a young sailor Kenji takes on the task of delivering an heirloom to his friend’s daughter, Harumi, who has been adopted by another family. When he arrives, Kenji soon discovers that Harumi and her adopted family are the targets of an evil gang boss. In an attempt to help them, he decides to take matters into his own hands. “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.            

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  • 09/26/16--03:20: NGN3 October Movie Schedule
  • SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Midnight – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 1:50 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 3:30 a.m. – Keepers of Order 5:10 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 6:40 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 9 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 10:30 a.m. – The Purple Hooded Man Noon – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 1:30 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 3 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 4:50 p.m. – Black Thief 6:30 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 8 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 9:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges SUNDAY, OCT. 2 Midnight – Onimasa 2:30 a.m. – Five Ronin 4 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 5:30 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 7 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 8:30 a.m. – The Christian Lord 10:20 a.m. – Five Ronin 11:50 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 1:40 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 3:10 p.m. – Keepers of Order 4:50 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 6:30 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 8 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 9:40 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 11:10 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart MONDAY, OCT. 3 12:50 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 3:10 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 4:50 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 7:10 a.m. – The Christian Lord 9 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 10:40 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 12:30 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 2 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 3:30 p.m. – Onimasa 6 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 7:30 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 9 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 10:30 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy TUESDAY, OCT. 4 Midnight – Japan’s Don Emerges 2:20 a.m. – Black Thief 4 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 5:30 a.m. – Lord Steel Heart 7:10 a.m. – Keepers of Order 8:50 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 10:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 11:50 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 1:20 p.m. – Black Thief 3 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 4:30 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 6:10 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 8:30 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 10 p.m. – Three Sisters 11:50 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 1:40 a.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 3:10 a.m. – The Christian Lord 5 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 6:30 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 8 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 9:30 a.m. – Three Sisters 11:20 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 12:50 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 2:20 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 4 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 5:50 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 7:30 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 9:40 p.m. – Keepers of Order 11:20 p.m. – Shadow Warriors THURSDAY, OCT. 6 1:40 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 3:10 a.m. – Onimasa 5:40 a.m. – Five Ronin 7:10 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 8:40 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 10:30 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death Noon – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 2:10 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 3:40 p.m. – The Christian Lord 5:30 p.m. – Five Ronin 7 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 8:50 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 10:30 p.m. – Shadow Warriors FRIDAY, OCT. 7 12:50 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 2:20 a.m. – Onimasa 4:50 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 6:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 7:50 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 10:10 a.m. – Black Thief 11:50 a.m. – Onimasa 2:20 p.m. – Five Ronin 3:50 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 5:30 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 7:50 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 9:20 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 11 p.m. – Samurai Hustle SATURDAY, OCT. 8 1 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 2:30 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 4 a.m. – Lord Steel Heart 5:40 a.m. – Keepers of Order 7:20 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 8:50 a.m. – The Christian Lord 10:40 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 12:10 p.m. – Five Ronin 1:40 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 3:30 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 5 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 6:30 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 8 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 10 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 11:30 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence SUNDAY, OCT. 9 1:20 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 3:40 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 5:10 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 6:40 a.m.– The Heroic Lord 8:10 a.m.– The Purple Hooded Man 9:40 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 11:10 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 12:40 p.m. – Keepers of Order 2:20 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 3:50 p.m. – Christian Lord 5:40 p.m. – Three Sisters 7:30 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 9 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 10:50 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man MONDAY, OCT. 10 12:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 2:40 a.m. – Black Thief 4:20 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 5:50 a.m. – Onimasa 8:20 a.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 9:50 a.m. – Three Sisters 11:40 a.m. – Black Thief 1:20 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 2:50 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 4:30 p.m. – Shadow Warriors 6:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 8:40 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 10:10 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring TUESDAY, OCT. 11 12:20 a.m. – Keepers of Order 2 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 3:30 a.m. – Lord Steel Heart 5:10 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 6:40 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 8:10 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 9:40 a.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 11:50 a.m. – The Christian Lord 1:40 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 3:10 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 5 p.m.  – The Purple Hooded Man 6:30 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 8:10 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 9:40 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 11:20 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 1:40 a.m. – Black Thief 3:20 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 4:50 a.m. – Keepers of Order 6:30 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 8 a.m. – Black Thief 9:40 a.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 11:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 1:40 p.m. – Black Thief 3:20 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 4:50 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 6:20 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 8:20 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 9:50 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 11:20 p.m. – Onimasa THURSDAY, OCT. 13 1:50 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 3:30 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 5:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 7:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 9:10 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 10:40 a.m. – Samurai Hustle 12:40 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 2:10 p.m. – The Christian Lord 4 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 5:30 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 7:20 p.m. – The Christian Lord 9:10 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 10:50 p.m. – Onimasa FRIDAY, OCT. 14 1:20 a.m. – Five Ronin 2:50 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 5:10 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 6:40 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 8:10 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 9:50 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 11:30 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 1 p.m. – Keepers of Order 2:40 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 4:10 p.m. – Shadow Warriors 6:30 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 8 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 9:30 p.m. – Three Sisters 11:20 p.m. – Onimasa SATURDAY, OCT. 15 1:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 3:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 4:50 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 6:20 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 7:50 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 9:40 a.m. – Black Thief 11:20 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 12:50 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 2:30 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 4:50 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 6:20 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 8 p.m. – Three Sisters 9:50 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 11:20 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy SUNDAY, OCT. 16 12:50 a.m. – The Christian Lord 2:40 a.m. – Five Ronin 4:10 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 6 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 7:30 a.m. – Keepers of Order 9:10 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 10:50 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 1:10 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 3 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 4:30 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 6:30 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 8 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 9:30 p.m. – Onimasa MONDAY, OCT. 17 Midnight – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 1:30 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 3 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 4:30 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 6 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 8:20 a.m. – Black Thief 10 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 11:30 a.m. – Samurai Hustle 1:30 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 3 p.m. – Three Sisters 4:50 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 6:20 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 8 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 9:50 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 11:20 p.m. – Shadow Warriors TUESDAY, OCT. 18 1:40 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 3:10 a.m. – Onimasa 5:40 a.m. – Five Ronin 7:10 a.m. – Three Sisters 9 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 10:30 a.m. – Codes of Meiji Noon – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 1:50 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 3:20 p.m. – The Christian Lord 5:10 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 6:50 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 8:20 p.m. – Five Ronin 9:50 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 11:40 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 1:20 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 3:40 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 5:10 a.m. – Onimasa 7:40 a.m. – The Christian Lord 9:30 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 11:10 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 12:40 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 2:10 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 4:30 p.m. – Black Thief 6:10 p.m. – Keepers of Order 7:50 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 9:20 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 10:50 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth THURSDAY, OCT. 20 12:20 a.m. – Black Thief 2 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 3:30 a.m. – Lord Steel Heart 5:10 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 7:30 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 9:20 a.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 10:50 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 12:20 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 1:50 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 3:20 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 5 p.m. – Black Thief 6:40 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 8:20 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 9:50 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 11:20 p.m. – Codes of Meiji FRIDAY, OCT. 21 12:50 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 2:40 a.m.– Lord Steel Heart 4:20 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 6:40 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 8:20 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 10:40 a.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 12:20 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 2:40 p.m. – The Christian Lord 4:30 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 6 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 8:20 p.m. – Black Thief 10 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 11:50 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 SATURDAY, OCT. 22 1:20 a.m. – Keepers of Order 3 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 4:30 a.m. – Onimasa 7 a.m. – Five Ronin 8:30 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 10 a.m. – The Christian Lord 11:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 1:20 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 3:10 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 5 p.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 6:30 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 8 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 10:10 p.m. – Shadow Warriors SUNDAY, OCT. 23 12:30 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 2 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 3:30 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 5 a.m. – Black Thief 6:40 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 8:10 a.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 10:20 a.m. – Keepers of Order Noon – The Acrobats of Death 1:30 p.m. – Keepers of Order 3:10 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 4:40 p.m. – Onimasa 7:10 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 8:40 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 10:10 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 11:40 p.m. – The Heroic Lord MONDAY, OCT. 24 1:10 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 2:40 a.m. – Lord Steel Heart 4:20 a.m. – Keepers of Order 6 a.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 7:30 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 9:50 a.m. – Black Thief 11:30 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 1:50 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 3:20 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 4:50 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 6:30 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 8 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 9:30 p.m. – Black Thief 11:10 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation TUESDAY, OCT. 25 12:50 a.m. – Onimasa 3:20 a.m. – Five Ronin 4:50 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 6:20 a.m. – The Heroic Lord 7:50 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 9:20 a.m. – The Christian Lord 11:10 a.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 12:50 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 3:10 p.m. – Black Thief 4:50 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 6:20 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 7:50 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 9:50 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 11:20 p.m. – Onimasa WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 1:50 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 3:20 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 5:10 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 6:50 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 9:10 a.m. – Samurai Hustle 11:10 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 12:40 p.m. – Three Sisters 2:30 p.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 4 p.m. – Five Ronin 5:30 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 7:20 p.m. – Shadow Warriors 9:40 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 11:10 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart THURSDAY, OCT. 27 12:50 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 3:10 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 5 a.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 6:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 8:20 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 9:50 a.m. – The Purple Hooded Man 11:20 a.m. – Three Sisters 1:10 p.m. – Keepers of Order 2:50 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea 4:20 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 5:50 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 8 p.m. – Five Ronin 9:30 p.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 11:20 p.m. – Onimasa WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28 1:50 a.m. – Five Ronin 3:20 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 4:50 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 6:40 a.m. – Black Thief 8:20 a.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 9:50 a.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 11:20 a.m. – The Christian Lord 1:10 p.m. – Little Forest: Winter/Spring 3:20 p.m. – Keepers of Order 5 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 6:40 p.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 9 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 10:30 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart THURSDAY, OCT. 29 12:10 a.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 1:50 a.m. – Shadow Warriors 4:10 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 6 a.m.– The Purple Hooded Man 7:30 a.m. – The Christian Lord 9:20 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 10:50 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro’s Birth 12:20 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 1:50 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit 3:20 p.m. – Lord Steel Heart 5 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 6:30 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 8 p.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 9:40 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 11:10 p.m. – The Deep Blue Sea SUNDAY, OCT. 30 12:40 a.m. – Onimasa 3:10 a.m. – Japan’s Don Emerges 5:30 a.m. – Black Thief 7:10 a.m. – The Christian Lord 9 a.m. – Tora-san the Good Samaritan 10:40 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 12:10 p.m. – The Sand City in Manchuria 1:50 p.m. – Shadow Warriors 4:10 p.m. – The Acrobats of Death 5:40 p.m. – The Heroic Lord 7:10 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 9:10 p.m. – Black Thief 10:50 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation MONDAY, OCT. 31 12:30 a.m. – The Acrobats of Death 2 a.m. – Keepers of Order 3:40 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies Revisited: Love is Hell 5:30 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 7 a.m. – Onimasa 9:30 a.m. – Five Ronin 11 a.m. – Flowers on the Road 12:30 p.m. – Ishimatsu the Yakuza: Something’s Fishy 2 p.m. – Codes of Meiji 3:30 p.m. – The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence 5:20 p.m. – Samurai Hustle 7:20 p.m. – Flowers on the Road 8:50 p.m. – SPEC: Reincarnation 10:30 p.m. – Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit

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  • 10/31/16--03:11: KBFD – Korean Programming
  • Channel 4 (Oceanic Cable) and 6 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 521-8066) “Perfect Bride,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. “Three Witches,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. “Scarlet Heart,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Hae-Soo travels back in time to the Goryeo era. There, she falls in love with Wang So, who makes other people tremble with fear. Starring IU and Joon-Gi Lee. “Bluebird’s House,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. A drama that tells the story of strong bond between the members of a family even though they are not blood-related. This drama also portrays the hope of parents toward their children’s success and how difficult for fresh university graduates to get respectable and well-paid jobs. Starring Joon-Hyuk Lee, Soo-Bin Chae, Sang-Yeob Lee and Soo-Jin Kyung. “Don’t Dare to Dream,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. Pyo Na-Ri Pyo is a weather forecaster from a humble background. She secures a part-time contract to work at a prestigious broadcast network but soon realizes that petty jealousy and cutthroat competition surrounds her every day at work. Her life becomes even more complicated when Na Ri falls in love with the station’s star news anchor, Hwa-Shin Lee, but Hwa Shin’s best friend, Jung-Won Go, falls for her. Can Na Ri get what she wants both at work and in her personal life? Starring: Hyo-Jin Gong, Jung-Suk Jo, Kyung-Pyo Go. “Descendants of the Sun,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Shi-Jin is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Dae-Young. The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae-Young realizes his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital to retrieve it. In the emergency room, Shi-Jin meets Dr. Mo-Yeon for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon mistakenly assumes Shi-Jin is part of thief’s criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Myeong-Joo. Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates don’t go well. Shi-Jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to the country of Uruk. Meanwhile, Mo-Yeon becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague’s privileged background. When Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again, they talk about their views on life and realize how different they are. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes. Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won and as retribution, is assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again. Starring Joong-Ki Song, Jin Goo, Hye-Kyo Song, Ji-Won Kim and In-Ho Tae. “Happy Home,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. Sam-Bong opens Chinese restaurant Gahwamansasung. He is cheap and an authoritarian to his family. He has a wife and three children: twins Hae-Ryung and Man-Ho and younger sibling Hae-Won. Hae-Ryung appears to have a perfect life with her husband Hyun-Ki, but her life is far from perfect. Her only son died in a car accident five years ago. Her husband acts indifferent towards her and her mother-in-law is cruel towards her in private. At that time, Hae-Ryung meets Ji-Gun. They become closer as they share common bonds, but Ji-Gun has a secret that he can’t tell Hae-Ryung. Hae-Ryung’s twin brother Man-Ho is incompetent and childish. He works at his father’s Chinese restaurant with his wife Mi-Soon. He relies on Mi-Soon at work and at home. One day, Se-Ri, who worked for Sam-Bong’s restaurant in the past and grew up at the same orphanage as Mi-Soon, appears with a baby son. Se-Ri tells Mi-Soon that the child’s father is Man-Ho. Youngest sibling Hae-Won works as an editor for a fashion magazine. She does not like her new chief editor Kang-Min, because he gained the position due to his father being the CEO of the company. Starring Young-Chul Kim, So-Yeon Kim, In-Sub Jang, Yoon-So Choi, Pil-Mo Lee, Sang-Woo Lee, Ji-Ho Kim, Jin-Yi Yoon nad Min-Woo Park. “The Love is Coming,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. A family drama about a woman who is hurt by love, striving for small happiness and realizing the preciousness of family. Starring Ji-Young Kim, Min-Young Lee, Se-Won Ko, Lee Hun, Da-Im Gong, Eun-Jin Shim and Dong-Jik Jang “Young-Ju,” Friday at 10 p.m.

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  • 10/31/16--03:12: KIKU
  • Channel 9 (Oceanic Cable) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021) KIKU-TV 2016 Veteran’s Day Tribute To True American Heroes  “An Untold Triumph,” Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. During World War II, 7,000 Filipino Americans volunteered their services to the U.S. Army and helped liberate their homeland from Japanese occupation. Despite the fact they endured a bleak racist prewar climate and were not even considered U.S. citizens, these individuals rallied to join the war effort and cement their rightful place in American history. “442nd Legacy of Heroes – The Nisei Veterans of WWII,” Saturday, Nov. 26, at 9 p.m. An incredible group of Japanese American soldiers in World War II changed the world and touched many lives with their dignity and honor. While many members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were on the battlefields, back at home, many of their families were incarcerated in internment camps simply because of prejudice. The bravery and patriotism of the Nisei soldiers will never be forgotten. “Love and Law (Yomiuri),” premieres Monday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. Bunta Minowa is a young man who has never held a steady job, and used to be the leader of a motorcycle gang. When he learns of the existence of a stepsister, he vows to kick his carefree lifestyle aside, get a steady job, and make his one and only little sister happy. The steady job he ends up with is with a law firm, assisting the cool, beautiful attorney Natsumi. Together, this odd couple has the right mixture of love and wild antics to solve cases. “Chasing Moments,” premieres Saturday, Nov. 26, 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! “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. “Downtown Rocket (TBS),” Sunday at 8 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? “Dr. Storks (TBS),” Sunday at 9 p.m. Sakura Konotori is a gynecologist who is the leader of an ob-gyn team and respected by his peers. He is also a pianist known as “Baby,” who plays at a club in Tokyo. One night at the club, he stops after 10 minutes of playing to rush to the hospital to help a pregnant woman. The pregnant woman has never had an examination and the hospital isn’t even sure how many months she has been pregnant. Sakura decides to admit the pregnant woman even though there is high risk. He asks the Neonatology team for help. Takayuki Imahashi is the leader of the Neonatology team and he prepares for the woman to give birth. “Nobunaga’s Chef  (TV Asahi),” Monday at  9 p.m. This drama is about time travel based on manga. A young chef named Ken is mysteriously transported to the Sengoku period and he also loses most of his memories. He is thrown in the midst of a battle between soldiers, and, as both sides think he is a spy, they hunt him down. During his escape, Ken meets Natsu, a young blacksmith girl. Because of his cooking abilities, Ken is soon recruited as personal chef of Oda Nobunaga. “Behind the Noren 2 (Fuji),” Tuesday at 9 p.m. In “Behind the Noren 2,” Naoko continues her training to become the proprietress of her husband’s family’s inn, still trying to earn the respect and acceptance of her mother-in-law, the current “okami.” This is made even harder when Naoko’s husband Shosuke disappears once again. When Shosuke is discovered to be living in Taiwan, Naoko’s mother-in-law Shino sends Naoko to Taiwan to bring him back. During her absence, Shino’s niece Yukiko appears to help out at the inn, and she becomes Naoko’s strongest rival for the position. “Hatchobori no Shichinin (TOEI),” Thursday at 8 p.m. This is the story of seven police officers in the district of Hachobori in ancient Edo. Under the direction of inspector Aoyama, they work together to maintain peace and solve the crimes that plague the locals. “Partners 12,” Thursday at 9 p.m. The 12th season of this popular detective series. Detective Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. And he is excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “Homicide Team 9 – Season 5 (TV Asahi),” Friday at 8 p.m. Homicide Team 9 which is composed by the few elites, is the most unusual team in criminal investigation divisions of the Metropolitan Police Department. They are always the top as criminal arrest rate. They try to solve criminal cases with struggling and cooperating each other. “Dotchi (YTV),” Friday at 9 p.m.; repeats on Saturday at 8 p.m. This popular exciting cooking show returns!! Which dish??? Hiroshi Sekiguchi and Yuji Miyake hosts an exciting cooking contest between expert chefs, cooking two popular dishes using the best ingredients possible. When the chefs have completed their dishes, a celebrity panel is presented with a choice of which dish they wish to eat. The choice that receives the majority of the votes, “wins” and the panelists get to eat that dish. “Beauty and the Fellow (NHK),” Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s a girl meets boy tale with a twist. The girl is Ichiko, an agent for stars. Ichiko scouts a young actor named Ryo and struggles to transform him into a superstar. Although reluctant at first, Ryo begins to enjoy acting, and eventually begins to rise to stardom. Along the way, the two have to navigate the unfamiliar and choppy waters of show business, which adds constant friction to their relationship. It’s a relationship that begins as professional, but morphs into an emotional one, as well.

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  • 10/31/16--03:13: NGN Programs/
  • “Heitai Gokudo (Enlisted Yakuza),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Saeki. Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama and Shingo Yamashiro. Gang leader Shimamura is forced to join the army in 1937 and fight in China. “Hibotan Bakuto Isshuku Ippan (The Valiant Red Peony, Part 2),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Starring Junko Fuji and Tomisaburo Wakayama. While spending time with a friend, Oryu the Red Peony learns of the notorious Kasamatsu gang who enslaves poor girls to work in a silk factory. Spiteful of injustice, she sets out to confront the Kasamatsu gang and ease the suffering of the people. “Hitokiri Gasa (Vanquished Foes),” 1964 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Ryoraro Otomo, Hashizo Okawa and Satomi Oka. Skilled assassin Kanjuro’s services are called upon to put an end to the ugly turf battle between two yakuza families, Mitsuwa and Aikawa. “Hoero Tekken (Roaring Fire),” 1981 action film, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Norifumi Suzuki. Starring Hiroyuki Sanada and Etsuko Shihomi. Joji learns a dark secret from his dying father; he learns he has a twin brother and a sister. He travels to find his brother and finds he has been murdered in mysterious circumstances. While staying with his sister he overhears his Uncle’s plans to find a 130-carat diamond (named the Queen of Sheba) and soon learns he may be behind other sinister schemes. “Iemitsu to Hikoza to Isshin Tasuke (The King and His Vassals),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura. Fishmonger Tasuke and Shogun Iemitsu swap their identities in pretense for the protection of Iemitsu. “Kyoudai Jingi Kanto Inochi Shirazu (Code Between Brothers 5),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Saburo Kitajima and Hideo Murata. Saburo Kitajima, Japan’s one of the most famous Enka singers, returns for the sixth installment of the Kyodai Jingi series. During early 20th century, Ryuji from Asakusa, a wandering yakuza, joins the Narumi Family in Yokohama. However, when he confronts Shiotaro, the head of the rival family, Ryuji takes a liking to him. He ends up leaving his current family, and becomes close to Shiotaro like brothers swearing to become a full-fledged yakuza. “Minyo no Tabi Sakurajima Otemoyan (Song of Kagoshima),” 1962 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Kunio Watanabe. Starring Hibari Misora, Ken Takakura and Shinya Mihashi. Yumemi, the president of Shirayuri Tours, visits Kagoshima in an attempt to save the contract with Satsuma Inn. After learning about the abrupt cancellation of the contract with the family-run Satsuma Inn in Kagoshima, Yumemi, launches her own investigation into the matter. Amidst her efforts to resume her company’s contract with the inn, Yumemi finds herself personally involved in the inn’s family affairs and with their guests in a surprising discover of love and friendship. “Mito Komon (Lord Mito),” 1957 samurai film, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Chiezo Kataoka and Utaemon Ichikawa. This most celebrated all-star movie version of the popular series features Tsukigata Ryunosuke as Mito Komon, the sage who wanders the countryside rectifying government corruption along with his faithful attendants Suke and Kaku. “Nihatsume wa Jigoku Ikidaze (The Second Bullet is Marked),” 1960 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Ken Takakura. Tsunokichi and Ken face off against a rival yakuza in Kyushu. “Nihon Ansatsu Hiroku (Assassination: Right or Wrong),” 1969 action/drama, 2 hour and 21 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Sonny Chiba and Tomisaburo Wakayama. This anthology film consists of nine incidents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when assassins changed the course of Japanese history. Famous men were assassinated under Japan’s growing militarism. “Nogitsunebue Hanafubuki Ichiban Matoi (Glorious Firefighter’s Standard),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 17 minutes. Directed by Shoji Matsumura. Starring Chiyonosuke Azuma and Satomi Oka. Firefighter Sanji learns the secret of his birth. “Rikugun Chouhou 33 (Army Intelligence),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi. Starring Shinichi Chiba and Tetsuro Tanba. Kazuo, a Japanese army intelligence agent, reveals a foreign intelligence network in Japan and then sent to Borneo Island with a special mission. “Sanroku (Four Sisters),” 1962 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Masaru Segawa. Starring Isuzu Yamada and Shu Ryuichi. A story of the lives of four sisters and their manipulative mother who must come to terms with each of their decisions in life. “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 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. “Silk Hat no Ooyabun Chobihige no Kuma (The Silk Hat Boss 2),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Tomizaburo Wakayama and Goro Ibuki. The Silk Hat Boss becomes involved in a car imports business during his trip to Atami. “Tengoku no Eki (Station to Heaven),” 1984 drama, 2 hours and 14 minutes. Directed by Masanobu Deme. Starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, Toshiyuki Nishida and Tomokazu Miura. A tangled web of murder and deceit shroud a woman’s lifelong search to find true love. “Uzumasa Limelight,” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 43 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Seizo Fukumoto and Chihiro Yamamoto. The film centers 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 Senketsu no Haregi (Case of A Young Lord, Part 4),” 1957 jidaigeki, 59 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Michiko Hoshi. A master swordsman unveils the truth behind the mysterious murder of a man who dies with a bloody wedding gown in his hand. “Zangetsu Okawa Nagashi (River Washes Away the Moon),” 1963 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora and Ryochi Ogasawara. Ogin, a young female pickpocket, gives up her life as a thief to pursue ultimate happiness with the man of her dreams.

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  • 10/31/16--03:14: NGN Programs
  • NGN — Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966) PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Oedo Jikencho Bimi de Soro,” premieres on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 p.m. During the late Edo period when the Tenpo Reforms are in force, public discontent is growing over the collusive relationships between merchants and government officials. Shinpeita Kakie is a samurai who possesses a highly sensitive palate and remarkable knowledge of food. He publishes a tabloid-style newspaper that covers local happenings; however, Shinpeita is only interested in food and how to prepare it. As he searches Edo looking for food stories to report, he uses his sense of taste, knowledge and swordsmanship to help the Kitamachi magistrate Toyama to solve baffling cases that occur in the capital. 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 “Shinjuku no Yotamono (Thugs of Shinjuku),” premieres on Friday, Nov. 4, at 8:40 p.m., 1970 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Shin Takakuwa. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Shingo Yamashiro. Fresh out of jail, a smart-mouth wise guy Goro takes the name “Big Brother Katsumata.” Not fitting in well with established gangs, he forms a rag-tag gang called “the Shinjuku Brothers.” The members of their gang are thugs who only wish they were traditional yakuza. When they turn up at the funeral for a gangster, they are not welcomed, but a senior boss intervenes to keep things calm. The boss of bosses invites them to join a respected local council of warlords. Katsumata is suspicious of why such powerful men would extend an invitation to lowlife like himself. MOVIE OF THE MONTH “Hot Road,” premieres on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m., 2014 drama, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Takahiro Miki. Starring Rena Nonen and Hiroomi Tosaka. Fourteen-year-old Kazuki lives with her mother. She feels unloved by her mother due the circumstances surrounding her birth. Because she harbors anxiety and perceives herself as being worthless to others, she gets into trouble. One day, a transfer student named Eri introduces her to 16-year-old Hiroshi, a reckless youth who’s a member of the “Nights” motorcycle gang. He works part-time for a living instead of going to school. Kazuki finds herself increasingly drawn to Hiroshi over time, but he soon becomes leader of the “Nights” and gets caught up in a conflict with a rival gang. MOVIE SYNOPSIS (in alphabetical order) “Akai Kageboushi (Revenger In Shadow),” 1961 samurai/ninja film, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Jushiro Konoe, Kotaro Satomi and Michiyo Kogure. Wakakage, an illegitimate child of famous ninja Hanzo Hattori, goes on the ultimate mission of vengeance. “Fuunji Oda Nobunaga (Oda Nobunaga),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Toshikazu Kono. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Katsuo Nakamura. A story of a young feudal lord Nobunaga. “Genji Kuro Sassoki Nuregami Nitoryu (Tales of Young Genji Kuro),” 1967 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Konnosuke Nakamura and Shinobu Chihara. Master swordsman Genji Kuro is entrusted by the Otsubo family to protect an antique sword known as the “kaen” sword. As part of a valuable pair of swords made by a legendary sword maker, the Otsubo family seeks to reunite it with its companion “suien” sword at Mishima Shrine. However the journey to the Shrine is wrought with danger and Genji Kuro must put his skills to the test fending off a band of cunning and ruthless thieves. “Happyaku Mangoku ni Idomu Otoko (A Man Challenging at Post),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 35 minutes. Directed by Nobuo Nakamura. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa and Katsuo Nakamura. A young man in Tokaido proclaiming to be the illegitimate child of Shogun Yoshimune becomes part of a plot to seize power.

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    2:50 p.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 4:30 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 6:20 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 8 p.m. – Army Intelligence 9:30 p.m. – Station to Heaven 11:50 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza FRIDAY, NOV. 18 1:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 2:30 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 4 a.m. – Four Sisters 5:50 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 7:30 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 9 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 10:40 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 12:30 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 2 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 3:30 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 5 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 7:30 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 9:10 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 10:40 p.m. – Station to Heaven SATURDAY, NOV. 19 1 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 2:40 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 4:20 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 5:50 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 7:20 a.m. – Shinujuku Hoods 8:50 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 10:10 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 11:50 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 1:20 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 2:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 3:50 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 5:20 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 7 p.m. Case of a Young Lord 4 8 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 10:10 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 11:40 p.m. Oda Nobunaga SUNDAY, NOV. 20 1:20 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 3 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 4:40 a.m. – Roaring Fire 6:20 a.m. – Army Intelligence 7:50 a.m. – Station to Heaven 10:10 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 11:40 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 1:50 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:30 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow 5:10 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 6:40 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 8:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 9:10 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 10:40 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong MONDAY, NOV. 21 1:10 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 2:50 a.m. – Station to Heaven 5:10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 6:50 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 8:20 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 9:50 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 11:20 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 1:50 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 3:20 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 5 p.m. – Four Sisters 6:50 p.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 8:30 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow 10:10 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 11:40 p.m. – Roaring Fire TUESDAY, NOV. 22 1:20 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 2:40 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 4:20 a.m. – Roaring Fire 6 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 7:30 a.m. – Four Sisters 9:20 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 10:40 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 12:20 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 2 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3:30 p.m. – Thugs of Shinjuku 5 p.m. – Army Intelligence 6:30 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 8:10 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 9:40 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 11:20 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 1:10 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 2:40 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 4:10 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 5:50 a.m.– The Silk Hat Boss 2 7:20 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 8:50 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 11:20 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 1:10 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 2:50 p.m. – Station to Heaven 5:10 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 6:50 p.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 8:30 p.m. – Roaring Fire 10:10 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 11:40 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga THURSDAY, NOV. 24 1:20 a.m. – Army Intelligence 2:50 a.m. – Station to Heaven 5:10 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 6:50 a.m.– River Washes Away the Moon 8:20 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 9:50 a.m. – Song of Kagoshima 11:20 a.m. – Roaring Fire 1 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 2:20 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 3:50 p.m. – Four Sisters 5:40 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 8:10 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 9:50 p.m. – Hot Road FRIDAY, NOV. 25 Midnight – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 1:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:20 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 5 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 6:30 a.m. – Shinujuku Hoods 8 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 9:40 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 10:40 a.m. – Hot Road 12:50 p.m. – Station to Heaven 3:10 p.m. – Four Sisters 5 p.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 6:40 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 8 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 9:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 10:40 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 SATURDAY, NOV. 26 12:10 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 1:40 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 3:10 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 4:50 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 6:20 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 7:50 a.m. – Song of Kagoshima 9:20 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 11 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 12:30 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 2 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:40 p.m. – Thugs of Shinjuku 5:10 p.m. – Army Intelligence 6:40 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 8:20 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 9:50 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 11:10 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version SUNDAY, NOV. 27 12:50 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 2:20 a.m. – Four Sisters 4:10 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 5:50 a.m.– Roaring Fire 7:30 a.m. – Station to Heaven 9:50 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:30 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 2 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 3:40 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 5:30 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 7:10 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 8:10 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 9:40 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 11:10 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro MONDAY, NOV. 28 12:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 2:20 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 4 a.m. – Army Intelligence 5:30 a.m. – Station to Heaven 7:50 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 9:30 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 11:20 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 12:50 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 2:20 p.m. – Roaring Fire 4 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 5:20 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow 7 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 8:30 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 10 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case TUESDAY, NOV. 29 12:10 a.m. – Four Sisters 2 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 3:40 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 5:10 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 7:40 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 9:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 10:20 a.m. – The King and His Vassals Noon – The Valiant Red Peony 2 1:40 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 3:50 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 5:20 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 7 p.m. – Hot Road 9:10 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 10:40 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30 1:10 a.m. – Station to Heaven 3:30 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 5:10 a.m. – Four Sisters 7 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 8:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 10:20 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow Noon – Hot Road 2:10 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 3:50 p.m. – Station to Heaven 6:10 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 7:50 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 10:20 p.m. – The King and His Vassals

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  • 10/31/16--03:16: NGN3 November Movie Schedule
  • TUESDAY, NOV. 1 Midnight – Code Between Brothers 5 1:30 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 3 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 4:30 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 7 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 8:40 a.m. – Roaring Fire 10:20 a.m. – Army Intelligence 11:50 a.m. – Station to Heaven 2:10 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 3:40 p.m. – Four Sisters 5:30 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 7:20 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 9 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 10:40 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 12:20 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 2 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 3 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 4:20 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 6 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 7:30 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 9 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 10:40 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 12:30 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 2:10 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 4:40 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 6:10 p.m. – Four Sisters 8 p.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 9:40 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 11:10 p.m. – Army Intelligence THURSDAY, NOV. 3 12:40 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 3:10 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 4:50 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 6:30 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 8 a.m. – Song of Kagoshima 9:30 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 11:10 a.m. – Station to Heaven 1:30 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 3:10 p.m. – Roaring Fire 4:50 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 6:10 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 8:20 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 9:50 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 11:30 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 FRIDAY, NOV. 4 1 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 2:30 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 4 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 5:40 a.m. – Roaring Fire 7:20 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 9 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 10:40 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 12:10 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 2:20 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 4 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow 5:40 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 7 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 8:40 p.m. – Thugs of Shinjuku 10:10 p.m. – Army Intelligence 11:40 p.m. – Vanquished Foes SATURDAY, NOV. 5 1:10 a.m. – Song of Kagoshima 2:40 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 4:20 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 5:50 a.m. – Station to Heaven 8:10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 9:50 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 11:30 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 1 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 2:30 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 5 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 6:30 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 8 p.m. – Hot Road 10:10 p.m. – Station to Heaven SUNDAY, NOV. 6 12:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 1:30 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 3 a.m. – Army Intelligence 4:30 a.m. – Station to Heaven 6:50 a.m. – Washes Away the Moon 8:20 a.m. – Four Sisters 10:10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 12:50 p.m. – Roaring Fire 2:30 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 3:50 p.m. – Hot Road 6 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 7:40 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 9:20 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 10:50 p.m. – Four Sisters MONDAY, NOV. 7 12:40 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 2:20 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 4:50 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 6:30 a.m. – Song of Kagoshima 8 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 9:40 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 11:20 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 12:50 p.m. – Roaring Fire 2:30 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 3:50 p.m. – Station to Heaven 6:10 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 7:50 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 9:20 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 11 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow TUESDAY, NOV. 8 12:40 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 2:10 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 4:40 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 6:20 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 7:50 a.m. – Shinujuku Hoods 9:20 a.m. – Four Sisters 11:10 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 12:50 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 1:50 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 3:20 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 4:50 p.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 7 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 8:40 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 10:10 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 11:40 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 1:10 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 2:30 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 4:10 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 5:50 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 6:50 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 8:30 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 10:10 a.m. – The Snow White Murder Case 12:20 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 1:50 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 3:20 p.m. – Four Sisters 5:10 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 6:50 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 8:30 p.m. – Army Intelligence 10 p.m. – Station to Heaven THURSDAY, NOV. 10 12:20 a.m.– A Man Challenging the Post 2 a.m. – Roaring Fire 3:40 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 5:10 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 7:40 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 9:10 a.m. – Vanquished Foes 10:40 a.m. – Roaring Fire 12:20 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 1:40 p.m. – Thugs of Shinjuku 3:10 p.m. – Army Intelligence 4:40 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 6:20 p.m. – Hot Road 8:30 p.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 10:10 p.m. – Roaring Fire 11:50 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 FRIDAY, NOV. 11 1:20 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 2:50 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 4:30 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 6 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 8:30 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 10:10 a.m. – Hot Road 12:20 p.m. – Station to Heaven 2:40 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 4:10 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 5:40 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 7:10 p.m. – Four Sisters 9 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 10:30 p.m. – Vanquished Foes SATURDAY, NOV. 12 Midnight – Station to Heaven 2:20 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 4 a.m. – Four Sisters 5:50 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 7:30 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 8:50 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 10:30 a.m. – Army Intelligence Noon – Station to Heaven 2:20 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3:50 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 6:20 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 8 p.m. – Uzumasa Limelight 9:50 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 11:30 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow SUNDAY, NOV. 13 1:10 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 2:50 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 4:20 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 6 a.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 7:30 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 9:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 10:10 a.m. – Uzumasa Limelight Noon – The Valiant Red Peony 2 1:40 p.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 2:40 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 4:10 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 5:40 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 7:20 p.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 8:50 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 10:20 p.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 11:50 p.m. – Shinujuku Hoods MONDAY, NOV. 14 1:20 a.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 2:50 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 5:20 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 7 a.m. – Roaring Fire 8:40 a.m. – Army Intelligence 10:10 a.m. – Station to Heaven 12:30 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 2:10 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 3:50 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon 5:20 p.m. – Four Sisters 7:10 p.m. – Hot Road 9:20 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 11 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga TUESDAY, NOV. 15 12:40 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 2:20 a.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 4 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 5 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 6:20 a.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version 8 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 9:40 a.m. – Hot Road 11:50 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 2 1:30 p.m. – The Second Bullet is Marked 3 p.m. – Vanquished Foes 4:30 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 6 p.m. – Roaring Fire 7:40 p.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 9 p.m. – Revenger in Shadow 10:40 p.m. – River Washes Away the Moon WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 12:10 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 1:40 a.m. – Tales of Young Genji Kuro 3:10 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 4 4:10 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 5 5:40 a.m. – Four Sisters 7:30 a.m. – A Man Challenging the Post 9:10 a.m. – Thugs of Shinjuku 10:40 a.m. – Army Intelligence 12:10 p.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 2:40 p.m. – The King and His Vassals 4:20 p.m. – Song of Kagoshima 5:50 p.m. – Oda Nobunaga 7:30 p.m. – Station to Heaven 9:50 p.m. – Enlisted Yakuza 11:30 p.m. – Lord Mito: All-Star Version THURSDAY, NOV. 17 1:10 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 2 2:40 a.m. – Roaring Fire 4:20 a.m. – Glorious Firefighter’s Standard 5:40 a.m. – Song of Kagoshima 7:10 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 8:50 a.m. – Assassination Right or Wrong 11:20 a.m. – The King and His Vassals 1 p.m. – Four Sisters

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  • 10/31/16--03:17: NGN Program Schedule
  • TV Guide Schedule, 10/21 issue - Sunday

    TV Guide Schedule, 10/21 issue - Monday

    TV Guide Schedule, 10/21 issue - Tuesday

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  • 11/28/16--02:13: KBFD
  • Channel 4 (Oceanic Cable) and 6 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 521-8066) “Perfect Bride,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. “Three Witches,” Monday-Thursday at 9:20 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday-Friday at 12:20 p.m. “Scarlet Heart,” Monday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Hae-Soo travels back in time to the Goryeo era. There, she falls in love with Wang So, who makes other people tremble with fear. Starring IU and Joon-Gi Lee. “Bluebird’s House,” Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. A drama that tells the story of strong bond between the members of a family even though they are not blood-related. This drama also portrays the hope of parents toward their children’s success and how difficult for fresh university graduates to get respectable and well-paid jobs. Starring Joon-Hyuk Lee, Soo-Bin Chae, Sang-Yeob Lee and Soo-Jin Kyung. “Don’t Dare to Dream,” Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 2:15 p.m. Pyo Na-Ri Pyo is a weather forecaster from a humble background. She secures a part-time contract to work at a prestigious broadcast network but soon realizes that petty jealousy and cutthroat competition surrounds her every day at work. Her life becomes even more complicated when Na Ri falls in love with the station’s star news anchor, Hwa-Shin Lee, but Hwa Shin’s best friend, Jung-Won Go, falls for her. Can Na Ri get what she wants both at work and in her personal life? Starring: Hyo-Jin Gong, Jung-Suk Jo, Kyung-Pyo Go. “Descendants of the Sun,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m./re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Shi-Jin is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Dae-Young. The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae-Young realizes his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital to retrieve it. In the emergency room, Shi-Jin meets Dr. Mo-Yeon for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon mistakenly assumes Shi-Jin is part of thief’s criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Myeong-Joo. Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates don’t go well. Shi-Jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to the country of Uruk. Meanwhile, Mo-Yeon becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague’s privileged background. When Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again, they talk about their views on life and realize how different they are. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes. Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won and as retribution, is assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again. Starring Joong-Ki Song, Jin Goo, Hye-Kyo Song, Ji-Won Kim and In-Ho Tae. “Happy Home,” Friday and Saturday at 7:45 p.m./re-airs on Saturday and Sunday at noon. Sam-Bong opens Chinese restaurant Gahwamansasung. He is cheap and an authoritarian to his family. He has a wife and three children: twins Hae-Ryung and Man-Ho and younger sibling Hae-Won. Hae-Ryung appears to have a perfect life with her husband Hyun-Ki, but her life is far from perfect. Her only son died in a car accident five years ago. Her husband acts indifferent towards her and her mother-in-law is cruel towards her in private. At that time, Hae-Ryung meets Ji-Gun. They become closer as they share common bonds, but Ji-Gun has a secret that he can’t tell Hae-Ryung. Hae-Ryung’s twin brother Man-Ho is incompetent and childish. He works at his father’s Chinese restaurant with his wife Mi-Soon. He relies on Mi-Soon at work and at home. One day, Se-Ri, who worked for Sam-Bong’s restaurant in the past and grew up at the same orphanage as Mi-Soon, appears with a baby son. Se-Ri tells Mi-Soon that the child’s father is Man-Ho. Youngest sibling Hae-Won works as an editor for a fashion magazine. She does not like her new chief editor Kang-Min, because he gained the position due to his father being the CEO of the company. Starring Young-Chul Kim, So-Yeon Kim, In-Sub Jang, Yoon-So Choi, Pil-Mo Lee, Sang-Woo Lee, Ji-Ho Kim, Jin-Yi Yoon nad Min-Woo Park. “The Love is Coming,” Friday-Sunday at 9:20 p.m./re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 12:20 p.m. A family drama about a woman who is hurt by love, striving for small happiness and realizing the preciousness of family. Starring Ji-Young Kim, Min-Young Lee, Se-Won Ko, Lee Hun, Da-Im Gong, Eun-Jin Shim and Dong-Jik Jang

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  • 11/28/16--02:14: KIKU
  • Channel 9 (Oceanic Cable) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021) “Madame Butterfly,” premieres Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m. Cho-Cho is a young woman growing up under her mother and grandmother’s tutelage after the death of her samurai father. After their sudden death, however, Cho-Cho finds herself without the means to support herself, and is adopted by a wealthy family that owns a brothel in Nagasaki. Her adoptive stepmother promises to continue Cho-Cho’s education, but when she dies unexpectedly, Cho-Cho is forced to become a geisha. As an apprentice geisha, Cho-Cho meets Franklin, an American naval officer. Seeing in him the samurai spirit of her own father, Cho-Cho marries Franklin. But for Franklin, the marriage is nothing but a relationship of convenience. “Kumokiri Nizaemon,” premieres Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 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. “Chushingura,” airs in two parts – Thursday, Dec. 15 and 22, at 8 p.m. The story begins with a feud between Yoshinaka Kira, a chief protocol officer of the Shogun, and Takumi Asano, who was hand-picked by the Shogun to act as his representative with members of the Imperial family. Kira resented having to train Asano, and often sought ways to embarrass him. After one such incident, Asano drew his sword on Kira, but did not kill him. Because acts of aggression were forbidden within the palace, Asano was then ordered to commit suicide. After his death, Asano’s lands and property were confiscated, and his retainers became ronin. Vowing to avenge their lord, the ronin patiently waited for a year, until Kira’s guard was down, before they attacked his compound, killing Kira and avenging their lord. “Fishermen’s Pride,” Sunday, Dec. 18 and 25, at 9:30 p.m. A documentary about fishermen in Japan.  Our host accompanies fishermen on their boats and in their homes as they share their lives and love for the sea and its bounty. “Kinako (TV Asahi),” Sunday, Dec. 25, at 8 p.m. Kinako is a documentary about a police dog who repeatedly failed at her police dog trials, and her trainer, who refused to accept that Kinako was a failure. The trainer’s name is Kyoko Mochizuki. Kyoko was 18 when she admitted to the police dog training academy to begin her lifelong dream of training police dogs. Soon after, Kyoko met Kinako, a Labrador retriever puppy. Despite Kyoko’s efforts, Kinako repeatedly fails her tests, but Kyoko refuses to give up. With patience, determination, and tenacity, Kyoko continues to work with Kinako, believing that one day, her hard work will be rewarded. “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. “Love and Law (Yomiuri),” Monday at 8 p.m. Bunta Minowa is a young man who has never held a steady job, and used to be the leader of a motorcycle gang. When he learns of the existence of a stepsister, he vows to kick his carefree lifestyle aside, get a steady job, and make his one and only little sister happy. The steady job he ends up with is with a law firm, assisting the cool, beautiful attorney Natsumi. Together, this odd couple has the right mixture of love and wild antics to solve cases. “Behind the Noren 2 (Fuji),” Tuesday at 9 p.m. In “Behind the Noren 2,” Naoko continues her training to become the proprietress of her husband’s family’s inn, still trying to earn the respect and acceptance of her mother-in-law, the current “okami.” This is made even harder when Naoko’s husband Shosuke disappears once again. When Shosuke is discovered to be living in Taiwan, Naoko’s mother-in-law Shino sends Naoko to Taiwan to bring him back. During her absence, Shino’s niece Yukiko appears to help out at the inn, and she becomes Naoko’s strongest rival for the position. “Hatchobori no Shichinin (TOEI),” Thursday at 8 p.m. This is the story of seven police officers in the district of Hachobori in ancient Edo. Under the direction of inspector Aoyama, they work together to maintain peace and solve the crimes that plague the locals. “Partners 12,” Thursday at 9 p.m. The 12th season of this popular detective series. Detective Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. And he is excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes. “Homicide Team 9 – Season 5 (TV Asahi),” Friday at 8 p.m. Homicide Team 9 which is composed by the few elites, is the most unusual team in criminal investigation divisions of the Metropolitan Police Department. They are always the top as criminal arrest rate. They try to solve criminal cases with struggling and cooperating each other. “Dotchi (YTV),” Friday at 9 p.m.; repeats on Saturday at 8 p.m. This popular exciting cooking show returns!! Which dish??? Hiroshi Sekiguchi and Yuji Miyake hosts an exciting cooking contest between expert chefs, cooking two popular dishes using the best ingredients possible. When the chefs have completed their dishes, a celebrity panel is presented with a choice of which dish they wish to eat. The choice that receives the majority of the votes, “wins” and the panelists get to eat that dish. “Chasing Moments,” Saturday at 5 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! “Beauty and the Fellow (NHK),” Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s a girl meets boy tale with a twist. The girl is Ichiko, an agent for stars. Ichiko scouts a young actor named Ryo and struggles to transform him into a superstar. Although reluctant at first, Ryo begins to enjoy acting, and eventually begins to rise to stardom. Along the way, the two have to navigate the unfamiliar and choppy waters of show business, which adds constant friction to their relationship. It’s a relationship that begins as professional, but morphs into an emotional one, as well.

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  • 11/28/16--02:15: NGN Programs/
  • “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 “SPEC” to make arrests. A mystery occurs when a large number of mummified corpses are found on a cruiser in the ocean. Eventually, this strange incident develops into a major situation. “Genji Kuro Sassoki Byakko Nitoryu (Tales of Young Genji Kuro, Part 2),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Tai Kato. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Keiko Okawa and Kotaro Satomi. Master swordsman Kuro must defend Lord Yoshitsune’s secret treasures from the treacherous pirates and villains. “Gokudo no Onna Tachi (Yakuza Ladies),” 1986 drama, 2 hours. Directed by Hideo Gosha. Starring Shima Iwashita, Rino Katase, Masanori Sera and Riki Takeuchi. Tamaki, the wife of the Awazu family boss, is thrust into leadership of the family when her husband is sent to prison. Upon the death of the patriarch of the head Yakuza family, the other powerful families conspire to take control over the entire organization. Caught in the middle of the ensuing battle for power, Tamaki must do what it takes to preserve the Awazu family. “Gokudo Senso Butoha (Yakuza Warfare),” 1991 action film, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Kiichi Nakai and Sonny Chiba. Two young yakuza make names for themselves in a large gang war. “Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko Nazo no Daimonji (The Daimonji Conspiracy),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 31 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Ichikawa Utaemon and Azuma Chiyonosuke. Master swordsman and loyal vassal Saotome Mondonosuke goes on a mission to find a missing princess. “Hibari Ohako Benten Kozo (Hibari’s Favorite),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 14 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hibari Misora, Kotaro Satomi and Tomisaburo Wakayama. Kikunosuke, a young temple servant, turns to his mother, Ofuji, for protection after being wrongly accused of murder. However Ofuji decides to turn her son into the police to collect a monetary reward. Devastated by this betrayal, Kikunosuke escapes to Edo in hopes of starting over. Once there, he takes on the name, “Benten Kozo” and soon joins a gang led by Nihon Daemon, which will later be known as Shiranami Goninotoko. “Jirocho to Kotengu Nagurikomi Koshuji (A Revengeful Raid),” 1962 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Kinya Kitaoji. Jirocho rescues carefree young man Eijiro from a family feud. “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. “Kashi no Onna Ishimatsu (A Fishwife’s Tale),” 1961 drama, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Eiichi Kudo. Starring Hibari Misora and Ken Takakura. Misora Hibari plays Yoshiko, the popular daughter of a fish market owner. After discovering that she was adopted, she sets out to help her biological father, whom has fallen victim to an evil plot orchestrated by those who would take over his successful business. “Little Forest – Natsu/Aki (Little Forest: Summer/Autumn),” 2014 drama, 1 hour and 51 minutes. Directed by Jun’ichi Mori. Starring Ai Hashimoto and Takahiro Miura Ichiko lived in a big city. She departs city life to return to her small hometown in the Tohoku region. She lives alone in her family home in the fictional village of Komori (which literally translates as “Little Forest”). She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients. This gentle drama about going back to basics is filled with imagery of nature, as a young woman returns to her ancestral roots. “Nihon Jokyoden Tekka Geisha (Flint Geisha),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 40 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Junko Fuji and Bunta Sugawara. Young geisha Koshizu’s wish of reuniting with the man, Yukichi, who helped her 10 years ago, comes true. When she learns of the trouble Yukichi’s business is facing, it is time for her to repay the debt. “Nippon Dorobo Monogatari (Tale of Japanese Burglars),” 1965 drama, 1 hour and 57 minutes. Directed by Satsuo Yamamoto. Starring Rentaro Mikuni and Yoshiko Sakuma. The story of Hayashida — a skilled thief who steals to support his family. “Oedo Shichininshu (Seven from Edo),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Matsuda Sadatsugu. Starring Utaemon Ichikawa, Chiyonosuke Azuma, Hashizo Okawa and Sentaro Fushimi. When Katsukawa, a low ranking vassal, learns his superior, Tatewaki, has hatched a plan to greedily expand his territory, hen and his comrades decide to take matters into their own hands. “Oshidori Dochu (Happily Tied to the Road),” 1959 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 28 minutes. Directed by Yasushi Sasaki. Starring Hashizo Okawa and Kyoko Aoyama. A wandering gambler Hanjiro saves sisters with no one to depend on. “Seki no Yatappe (Yakuza of Seki),” 1963 samurai drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yukiyo Toake, Ryunosuke Tsukigata and Isao Kimura. Yatappe, a young yakuza, wanders around the country in search of his long-lost little sister, Oito. While traveling, he rescues a young girl, Osayo, whose father entrusts her to him with his dying wish. To honor his promise to Osayo’s deceased father, Yatappe brings her to safety, and from a distance keeps a watchful eye on her well being. “Shimizuminato no Meibutsu Otoko Enshumori no Ishimatsu (Man from Shimizu),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 38 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Chiyonosuke Azuma. The adventures of people’s hero, Mori no Ishimatsu. “Shinjuku no Yotamono (Thugs of Shinjuku),” 1970 drama, 1 hour and 27 minutes. Directed by Shin Takakuwa. Starring Bunta Sugawara and Shingo Yamashiro. Fresh out of jail, a smart-mouth wise guy Goro takes the name “Big Brother Katsumata.” Not fitting in well with established gangs, he forms a rag-tag gang called “the Shinjuku Brothers.” The members of their gang are thugs who only wish they were traditional yakuza. When they turn up at the funeral for a gangster, they are not welcomed, but a senior boss intervenes to keep things calm. The boss of bosses invites them to join a respected local council of warlords. Katsumata is suspicious of why such powerful men would extend an invitation to lowlife like himself. “Tarao Bannai Hayabusa no Mao (Foul Play),” 1955 drama, 1 hour and 21 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Chizuru Kitagawa. Private eye Tarao Bannai and his assistant Masako investigate the mysterious murder of a baseball player who was killed in the middle of a game. “Tsukigata Hanpeita (Mask of the Moon),” 1961 samurai film, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Masahiro Makino. Starring Hashizo Okawa, Kotaro Satomi, Jushiro Konoe and Satomi Oka. Young swordsman, Tsukigata Hanpeita, longs for the day when rival clans cease their struggles for power and put an end to meaningless feudal wars. When he is appointed to oversee the Choshu Clan, he takes it upon himself to work towards the peace that he has dreamed about. With his affectionate personality and compassion for life, Hanpeita’s popularity grows among the people, making him a threat to those thirsty for conflict and power. A betrayal by those closest to him leaves Hanpeita caught in a trap that could ultimately cost him his life. “Tsuri Baka Nisshi 7 (Free and Easy 7),” 1994 comedy/drama, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Seiji Izumi. Starring Toshiyuki Nishida and Rentaro Mikuni. Seventh installment of the series of “Tsuribaka nisshi,” which chronicles the adventures of Hama-chan and also his boss Su-san, both fishing fanatics. On a fishing trip, Hama-chan and Su-san meet a beautiful lady and the three have a great time. Later, Su-san gets a toothache, and his dentist turns out to be the woman, whom he secretly takes fishing, lying to Hama-chan in the process. When the two men later run into one another, their friendship is threatened.

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