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Channel 9 (Oceanic Cable) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021

“Truth of Zero” (TV Asahi), premieres on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m.

Mao Matsumoto, who has an IQ of over 150, is a mysterious medical examiner.

She has no family. And she knows neither love and fun nor so-called happiness. Nothing interests her except the corpses, and she believes in only forensic evidence.

“Zenigata Heiji” (Toei), premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m.

Like “Abarenbo Shogun,” “Mito Komon,” and “Toyama no Kinsan,” “Zenigata Heiji” is about an official working undercover to catch criminals.

Heiji is an undercover policeman in the city of Edo. He possesses a superior skill of throwing coins.

When a criminal is caught, Heiji throws coins at the offender and reveals his true identity.

“The Concierge” (TBS), premiers on Monday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m.

“The Concierge” centers around the daily challenges that go on in the lives of the concierge staff at a luxury hotel. Seeking to fulfil every guest’s request, the concierge staff must sometimes go to the ends of the earth.

“Losing Heaven,” Sunday at 5 p.m.

Bridgette and Ellery are childhood best friends, and their bond becomes even stronger when Bridgette’s parents are killed, leaving her an orphan. Ellery’s father adopts Bridgette, making them sisters.

The best friends/sisters grow up and attain careers they love. Everything is going well until Bridgette meets Jonas. Instantly, she falls in love with him, but he only has eyes for Ellery. After Ellery meets him, they fall in love and marry.

Their happiness is shattered when they learn Ellery cannot conceive. Bridgette steps in and offers to be a surrogate mom through in-vitro, and births a daughter.

Ellery gets into a car accident and is in a coma. Bridgette convinces Jonas to annul his marriage to Ellery for the sake of the baby and marry her.

But what happens to the best friends/sisters if Ellery regains consciousness?

“The Imposter,” Sunday at 6 p.m.

Lara and Sara are conjoined twins who, after being separated, are adopted by two different aunts. Aunty Betty takes Lara, so her mean daughter Vanessa would have a playmate. But living in their cruel household forces Lara to run away, and she eventually finds a kind Samaritan who takes her in.

Meanwhile, Sara is adopted by another aunt, whose abusive husband disfigures her face. After plastic surgery to restore her face, Sara realizes the surgeon has made her look exactly like her cousin Vanessa. Only then does she learn that the surgeon and Vanessa are lovers, and the surgery was a plot to create Vanessa’s body double, freeing the couple to travel abroad and spend money stolen from Vanessa’s husband.

“Sanada Maru (NHK),” Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m.

“Sanada Maru” is the 55th Taiga drama from NHK.

The story about the life of the last great commander in the Warring States period, Yukimura Sanada, whose real name was Genjiro Nobushige Sanada.

Curious and adventure-loving, Nobushige Sanada tore through the the Warring States period and eventually became a legendary commander who even awed the ruler Ieyasu Tokugawa.

He completed the construction of Sanada Maru, which is the last and strongest fortress to defend the most vulnerable gate of the castle during the Siege of Osaka.

“Age Harassment” (TV Asahi), Sunday at 8 p.m.

Emiri Yoshii has it all: brains, youth, and beauty. She lands a position in a top rated trading company and seems to be on the fast track for success.

But she quickly realizes the old guard of the department she’s in is only paying lip service to equality in the workplace, and all they see is her youth and beauty.

To make matters worse, she also becomes the target of jealousy from older female staff.

Will Emiri be able to change the mentality of her company?

“Doctor X 3,” Sunday at 9 p.m.

The third season about Michiko Daimon, a freelance doctor who was dispatched to a university hospital which lost a number of doctors all at once due to harsh work conditions.

While visiting an island, Michiko treats injured passengers after a luxury liner gets into an accident. Among the injured passengers, she finds Ryonosuke who is an ex-hospital director, and treats his wound.

Later, Ryonosuke is hospitalized at the National Center for Advanced Medical Care. He has suffered from a cardiac tumor and hepatocellular carcinoma. At the conference for Ryonosuke’s upcoming surgery, two factions of the National Center for Advanced Medical Care have an intense argument over his surgery. Michiko suddenly appears at the warlike conference and tells them that Ryonosuke is her patient.

“Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in
Kagoshima and more!

“Soko ga Shiritai,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.

The wildly popular docu-tainment/info-logue that takes you all over Japan seeking out everything from customs, to food and all things interesting. Satisfy your need to know!

“My Prince” (Yomiuri TV), Monday at 8 p.m.

Takako Hara has a history of failed romances and is resigned to a life of loneliness. At only 32,  she is convinced she will be alone the rest of the her life. That is, until Koutarou Ozu comes to teach at her school.

Although Takako is seven years older than Koutaro, she finds herself falling for him. What happens when she learns he is already engaged to be married?

“Pet Doctor” (Yomiuri TV), Monday at 9 p.m.

As a veterinarian, Kentaro Shiba — or Shibaken (as he is known by everyone in town) – saves pets’ lives. But he is also known as a busybody because he worries equally about the pet’s owners.

When he sees someone in trouble, he can’t leave them alone. He’ll do whatever he can to help them out.

To some people, Shibaken is a little bit of a pain. But it’s because he cares as much about the owners of the pets as he does about the pets.

“Partners 11 (TVA),” Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.

The 11th season of this popular detective series. Detective, Ukyo
Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His new partner is Toru Kai. Together they solve many mysterious crimes.

“Japan’s Local Secrets,” Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Although Japan is a relatively small country geographically, each prefecture has its own traditions, dialects, and
. . . foods!!! This program takes us to the secret places throughout Japan known to the people of the area and introduces us to things unique to each place.

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