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“The Imposter,” premieres Sunday, April 15, at 5 and 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.
“Please Love Me,” premieres Monday, April 17, at 8 p.m.
The bankruptcy of Michio’s previous employer takes her on a mission to find a job. With her savings dwindling and still supporting her younger boyfriend, she desperately takes a job with her scary ex-boss, Ayumu. He now runs a tearoom handed down by his grandmother. Michio finds herself involved in many every day work trials, but through it she unexpectedly discovers a different side of Ayumu.
“When You Were Mine,” premieres Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m.
Nick and Vanessa are engaged to be married, but tragedy strikes when Nick is in a helicopter crash that causes him to lose his memory.
The authorities, unable to find Nick, declare him dead, leaving Vanessa in a deep depression.
Nick resurfaces, but with no recollection of Vanessa or his past life, introduces himself as Darwin. As Darwin, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful artist named Jessa. They marry and have a son.
But faith intervenes again as Darwin in involved in another accident, which causes him to regain the memory of his life as Nick and forget his new life as Darwin.
Who has the right to a future with Nick now? His first love Vanessa? Or the family he created with Jessa and their son?
“Zenigata Heiji,” (Toei) premieres Sunday, April 30, 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.
“My Destiny,” Sunday at 5 p.m.
Lucas Matthew is told by a fortune teller that he will meet his true love at the age of 21. Meanwhile, a young girl named Grace is told the same thing by another fortune teller. Neither Lucas Matthew nor Grace takes the predictions seriously until years later when they are both 21.
One day, Grace’s sister Joy dares her to be spontaneous and kiss a stranger. The man Grace kisses turns out to be Lucas Matthew, and they eventually begin a romance. Tragically, Joy is diagnosed with leukemia, and while undergoing treatment at the hospital, begins to fall in love with a young intern. The intern turns out to be the same stranger her sister Grace has fallen for – Lucas Matthew.
What will happen when the sisters discover they are in love with the same man?
“Save Our Town – Napoleon no Mura,” (TBS) Sunday at 8 p.m.
This is a story about a soon-to-be-deserted village and a change that takes place in the people of the village.
Eiji Asai is an officer with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. He requests a transfer to the division in charge of the village of Kagura. Kagura has been experiencing financial difficulties, and its mayor has requested the town be dissolved.
But Eiji has other ideas. He wants to revive the village with a festival. But first, he needs to revive the attitudes of the townspeople.
Starring Toshiaki Karasawa, Ikki Sawamura, Kumiko Aso, Koji Yamamoto, Ryo Iwamatsu, Hidetoshi Hoshida, Issey Ogata, Hayato Tani and Tsuyoshi Mori.
“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 Japan,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.
This series, which replaces “Soko ga Shiritai,” takes viewers on a journey throughout Japan, highlighting foods and places that define the country that is Japan.
“I Could Marry If I Wanted To,” Monday at 8 p.m
Miyabi Tachibana is 39-years-old and hasn’t had a boyfriend in five years. A beautiful and successful doctor, she enjoys her life as a single woman. Miyabi is pretty and confident, but at her school reunion, she finds herself being pitied by others for still being single. After the school reunion, she attends a gourmet meeting at a restaurant. There, she talks about her school reunion. At that time, Seiji, the owner of the restaurant, makes a biting remark that she isn’t the type popular with men. She becomes upset by the remarks and declares, “Get married? I can get married if I set my heart on it. I’ll show you!”
Starring Miki Nakatani, Naohito Fujiki, Yoshimi Tokui, Koji Seto, Kyoko Hasegawa, Airi Matsui and Aya Omasa.
“Naotora: The Lady Warlord,” (NHK) Tuesday, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Sunday at 7 p.m.
During the Sengoku period, the Ii family governs the Totomi region. Due to many past wars, there are no more male successors left to become a lord. Naotora Ii, the only daughter of the lord, is next in line. Although she will face a difficult period, the constant love from her fiance, whom she became engaged with at a young age, helps her to keep moving forward.
Starring Ko Shibasaki, Haruma Miura, Issei Takahashi, Tetta Sugimoto, Naomi Zaizen, Gin Maeda, Tsuyoshi Ukaji, Shihori Kajiya, Mitsuru Fukikoshi and Shota Shunputei.
“Mystery Theatre,” Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
KIKU-TV brings you the best in murder, mystery and intrigue every Wednesday night, driving this program’s popularity and growth. Episode titles are handpicked from both Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and TV Asahi.
“Homicide Team 9 –Season 6” (TV Asahi), Thursday at 8 p.m.
New season of Homicide Team 9 series.
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 cooperation each other.
Starring Tsunehiko Watase, Yoshihiko Inohara, Michiko Hada, Kanji Tsuda, Mitsuru Fukikoshi and Hiromasa Taguchi.
“Dotchi” (YTV), Friday 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 and 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!
“Pet Doctor in the House” (Yomiuri TV), Saturday at 7 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.
Starring Takanori Jinnai, Yumiko Shaku, Yoko Nogiwa and Miyu Yoshimoto.
“Partners 11,” Saturday at 8 p.m.
The eleventh 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.
Starring Ukyo Sugishita, Toru Kai, Sachiko Tsukimoto and Etsuko Usui.