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Office in the Sky

Started 8/3/14

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

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

reason

Rika Inaba dreamed about being a reporter from the time she was a child and is in her dream job as a director at the Teito TV Network. However, her aggressive style of interviewing causes her to be transferred against her will to become the co-director of an evening information program. In her new assignment, Rika is put in charge of a special feature focused on the Self Defense Forces and uniformed personnel. Angry at having her dream destroyed, Rika is determined to make a comeback as a reporter, and searches constantly for whatever scoop may be found in the military.

 

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September Specials

I’ll Still Love You in 10 Years

M-Sat 9/8/14-9/13/14

Airs: 7:00PM-8:00PM

Repeats: No repeat

reason

A romantic drama about a woman unlucky in love. One day, Rika notices a man shadowing her. He tells her he is her husband from 10 years in the future, but that he has slipped back in time to prevent their marriage. Why did he come back in time to prevent their marriage? What reason could there be that Hiroshi would travel back in time to undo Rika’s happiness?

Yasu

Monday 9/8/14

Airs: 8:00PM-10:30PM

Repeats: 9/9/14 12-2pm

reason

This is a heartwarming story about the unbreakable bond between a father and son, regardless of what may come between them. Yasu is a truck driver in Hiroshima, living a happy life with his family in the 1960’s. But his life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a freak accident caused by their young son. Yasu dedicates his life to raising his son alone, always with the desire to shelter his son from the truth behind his wife’s death.

Investigator Mariko Special

Wednesday 9/10/14

Airs: 8:00PM-810:00PM

Repeats: 9/11/14 12-2pm

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.

Mission to Kill Special

Friday 9/12/14

Airs: 8:00PM-10:00PM

Repeats: No repeat

reason

Shigotonin are assassins hired by victims of crime to avenge wrongs committed against them. Hiring an assassin would also be considered a crime, but when you get to know the victims, you come to sympathize with them. This special stars Makoto Fujita in one of his final appearances.

A Pierrot Praying for the Moon

Saturday 9/13/14

Airs: 8:00PM-9:30PM

Repeats: No repeat

reason

Shizuru is a single woman living with her mother and grandmother in the countryside. She works at a medical clinic for a doctor who is a former classmate, but she herself has no social life. One day, as she is buying books for the children who come to the clinic, she recalls a book she knew as a child. She goes onto the internet to find the book, which is titled “A Pierrot Praying for the Moon”. Her search is successful, and after acquiring the book, she begins an online conversation with the man who sold her the book. The conversation becomes more and more personal, and soon, Shizuru has someone and something to look forward to in her life.

The Housekeeper 2

Sunday 9/14/14

Airs: 8:00PM-10:30PM

Repeats: 9/15/14 12-2pm

reason

Nobuko is a plain, unattractive woman with disheveled hair who is hired as a housekeeper, this time for the wealthy Uehara family, which manages a cosmetic surgery clinic. As usual, Nobuko’s beauty is disguised behind unattractive clothes and other features, making her almost invisible to the family around her, making it easier to learn all of their secrets.

 

LA 's Top Ramen (repeat)

Tuesday 9/9/14

Airs 9:00-10:00pm

Repeats: 9/10/14 1-2pm

reason

Ramen has taken Hawaii and the U.S. by storm, and this special takes viewers on a tour of the top 10 ramen restaurants in Los Angeles.

 

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