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The Vulture

Starts 10/27/14

Airs: Monday 8:00PM-9:00PM

Repeats: No repeat

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The Vulture is a drama set in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the bubble economy collapsed. It depicts the ambitions, struggles, and hopes of those involved in corporate acquisitions. Masahiko Washizu is a businessman who once worked for a Japanese bank. After working in New York as a fund manager, he returns to Tokyo from New York to buy out Japanese businesses, earning him the nickname “The Vulture”.

Fat Detective 2

Starts 11/2/14

Airs: Sunday 8:00PM-9:00PM

Repeats: Monday 12:00PM-1:00PM

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Season 2! Taro Hanazawa has been on the police force for 20 years, but while all of the other recruits in his class have been promoted, Taro still works at the neighborhood koban (community police station). It’s not because he’s a bad cop; on the contrary, Taro is an excellent police officer. But Taro weighs nearly 250 pounds, which makes it difficult for him to chase down criminals, and even harder for his superiors to take him seriously. That is…until Chief of Investigation First Division Reiko Nishikori observes Taro’s keen police skills in action and taps him to join her squad. Will Taro be able to keep up with the other detectives? Or will his investigative skills leave the other detectives chasing after him?

Doctors

Starts 11/2/14

Airs: Sunday 9:00PM-10:00PM

Repeats: Monday 1:00PM-2:00PM

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Kousuke Sagara is a highly skilled surgeon working at a corrupt hospital. There is a kind side to Kousuke that is evident in his dealings with his patients, but behind his skill and kindness lies a mysterious dark side.

Investigator Mariko 11

Started 10/2/14

Airs: Thursday 9:00PM-10:00PM

Repeats: Friday 1:00PM-2:00PM

reason

Crimes today utilize increasingly clever tricks and techniques. The police and crime laboratories must respond to these crimes quickly and with scientific knowledge. The lab must deal with such diverse tasks as analysis of hair, blood type, DND, voice pattern and handwriting, as well as polygraphs, the reconstruction of facial features, and superimposing. The lab forms the main stage for this drama, which follows a female lab agent as she goes about her work. Mariko Sakaki, the main character, practices forensic medicine at the crime laboratory of the Kyoto Prefecture Police Department.

 

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