The lucky winner of Soko GA Japan Watch & Win 2017 is…..


Mr. Howard Humphreys





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Watch & Win 2017


Watch “SOKO GA JAPAN” to win a trip for 2 to Japan!!

KIKU TV and JTB USA want to send you to Japan! Please watch SOKO GA JAPAN for the announcement of bi-weekly mystery answers!!


  • Airing questions and answers : 3/27/17 – 4/28/17 (For 5 weeks)
  • Correctly identify all 10 answers (*Each week has two different answers.)
  • Submit your entry with the submission form on this page between 4/28/17 – 5/5/17, or mail to KIKU-TV (737 Bishop St. Mauka Tower #1430, Honolulu HI 96813) by Friday 5/5/2017.

*Please read official contest rules below.

Soko Ga Japan
Airs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:00PM-8:00PM
Repeats: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:00PM-1:00PM
(Each answer will be aired during SOKO GA JAPAN, not aired in repeat ones in the afternoon.)


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*All pictures are just image.


*Review of questions. (Watch Soko Ga Japan to get answers.)

Question Air DateClues for AnswersAnswer Air Date
Mon 3/27

Question 1

Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. It is known for its snow festival, ski areas, dairy products, agriculture…and, because of the cold waters surrounding the island, its SEAFOOD!!!

You can get the freshest crab, scallops, tuna, shrimp, and other seafood in Hokkaido, but when you’re there, don’t forget to also try this specialty.


Answer 1

Thu 3/30

Question 2

Fukuoka sits on the northern shore of Japan’s Kyushu Island. As one of the closest cities to the Asian mainland, Fukuoka’s food culture is influenced by Korean and Chinese cuisine. At night, yatai food stalls set up around the city, serving up ramen and yakitori, and the Hakata ramen Fukuoka is famous for.

But Fukuoka is also famous for producing this fish roe, which is used in all sorts of dishes, including pasta, pizza, omelettes and onigiri.


Answer 2

Mon 4/3

Question 3

Osaka is a port city located on the island of Honshu. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan after Tokyo. In recent years, Osaka has become known as a gourmet’s paradise.

This dish, which begins with a pancake-like batter consisting of flour, eggs, and water, is said to have originated in Osaka. Ingredients such as meats and vegetables are added and the whole thing is grilled before being topped with a sauce, mayonnaise, and katsuo.


Answer 3

Thu 4/6

Question 4

Aomori is located on the northernmost tip of Honshu. It is surrounded on three sides by the ocean and receives very heavy snowfall. The most famous local product of Aomori is this fruit. About half of all this fruit grown in Japan come from Aomori. When the sakura blooming season ends, the flowers from this tree begin to bloom.


Answer 4

Mon 4/10

Question 5

Niigata is located on the northwestern coast of Honshu island. Niigata has large variations in temperature between night and day, and receives some of the heaviest snowfall in Japan. Niigata’s fertile soil, its climate, and the melting snow all contribute to Niigata being the largest producer of rice in Japan. Niigata is also known as the home of a rice considered by many to be the best rice in Japan.


Answer 5

Thu 4/13

Question 6

There are more than 150 islands stretching more than 600 miles long, which comprise Okinawa, the furthest south of the Japanese prefectures.

American military presence has had an influence on foods popular in Okinawa. Spam, and taco rice are two examples. But this Okinawan stir fry dish consisting of tofu, with some type of meat and vegetable remains one of the most famous foods of the area.


Answer 6

Mon 4/17

Question 7

Hiroshima is one of the largest cities in western Honshu. It is a modern, industrialized area that is best known as the target of the first atomic bomb drop near the end of World War II.

Six rivers run through Hiroshima and drain into Hiroshima Bay, carrying nutrients from the Chugoku Mountains. As a result, seafood caught in Hiroshima Bay are highly nutritious and boast a rich flavor, making Hiroshima the top producing city in Japan of this shellfish.


Answer 7

Thu 4/20

Question 8

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and located on the southeastern side of Honshu. You can find every cuisine of the world in Tokyo, plus the best sushi and sashimi available in Japan. But Tokyo is also known as the place where this simple condiment originated. The ingredients of this dish are simmered for a long time with shoyu, mirin and sugar creating a delicious, intensely flavored accompaniment to rice.


Answer 8

Mon 4/24

Question 9

Nagano is a mountainous region located in the central part of Honshu, about 150 northwest of Tokyo. Nagano hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, and the area is known for its mountain resorts and hot springs. Nagano is also known for its agriculture. Apples, grapes, and kiwi are just some of the fruits grown in Nagano, as well as nozawana, a leafy vegetable related to mustard cabbage. One of the traditional foods of Nagano uses the nozawana seasoned with miso and shoyu and wrapped in a dumpling.


Answer 9

Thu 4/27

Question 10

Kobe is located on Osaka Bay in central Japan on the southern side of Honshu, about 19 miles west of Osaka. It is home to one of Japan’s oldest and most famous onsen – Arima Onsen. Kobe is also known for this product, which is famous for its flavor, tenderness, and well-marbled texture. To achieve this, some farmers in Kobe feed their livestock beer to induce appetite or massage them with sake.


Answer 10


Soko ga Japan Watch & Win Promotion – Official Contest Rules

1. Description of Promotion
The Soko ga Japan Watch & Win Promotion is sponsored by KIKU-TV, 737 Bishop St., Suite 1430, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, its parent company, respective officers, directors, employees, and agents. The promotion begins on Monday, March 27, 2017, and ends on Friday, April 28, 2017.

One winner will receive tickets for two persons for air travel to Japan, courtesy of JTB USA.

2. How To Enter
Beginning March 27, 2017, and ending April 28, 2017 (5 weeks), KIKU-TV will ask a question about Japan in “Soko ga Japan”, which airs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7-8pm. A new question will be asked each Monday and Thursday, and the answer to each question will be announced on Tuesday and Friday.

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At the end of the five-week contest period, entrants must submit all 10 correct answers by completing the submission form online at Entrants agree not to upload, post, or transmit any materials containing computer viruses or harmful components intending to damage, interfere with, or harm any computer system or to gain personal information. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Entries may also be mailed to KIKU-TV, 737 Bishop St., Suite 1430, Honolulu, HI, 96813. All entries should be submitted starting April 28, 2017 and must be received or postmarked by 11:59pm May 5, 2017.

KIKU-TV and JTB USA are not responsible for any online non-receipt or any delay in the mail.

3. How Winners Will Be Selected
One winner will be selected by random drawing from all of the correct entries. The winner will be notified within three days of the drawing. If a winner cannot be notified or does not respond to attempts to reach him or her within that time, a new winner will be drawn.

4. Eligibility
You must be a current legal resident of Hawaii and 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, their immediate family members, or anyone residing in the households of the employees of KIKU-TV or JTB USA are not eligible. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

5. Prize
The winner will receive roundtrip economy airfare to Japan for two persons. It is the responsibility of the winner to have a valid passport. IF WINNER IS UNABLE TO TRAVEL TO JAPAN, ENTIRE PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED. PRIZE IS NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-NEGOTIABLE FOR CASH AND MAY NOT BE RESOLD.

6. The odds of winning depend on the number of correct eligible entries received. KIKU-TV reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or in violation of the Official Rules.


Good Luck!!


Open: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm


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