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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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