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2016 New Year’s Specials
The 66th Annual Red and White Song Contest – Friday, January 1, 2016, 5-10pm
Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦), more commonly known simply as Kōhaku, is an annual music show produced by Japanese broadcaster NHK. The “Red and White Song Contest” is a program that divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The red team is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the white team is all male (or groups with male vocals). A performance on Kōhaku is said to be the highlight of a singer’s career because of the show’s large reach and status.
Kohaku airs in Japan on New Year’s Eve, with the announcement of the winning team taking place at midnight. In Hawaii, Kohaku has become a television viewing tradition on New Year’s night, and 2016 marks the 66th year since the program’s inception.
Big Guys With One Dish Tour – Saturday, January 2, 2016, 7-8:30pm
Actor/comedian Hidehiko Ishizuka (the “Fat Detective”) and former sumo wrestler Furiwake Oyakata travel around Japan doing what they do best: EATING!!! The friendly but fun competition they have to see who gets to eat each area’s specialty makes this show even more fun to watch.
Journey to the Moon – Saturday, January 2, 2016, 8:30-10pm
What is destiny? When a series of circumstances bring two people together, is it meant to be?
Ryota Shinozaki works for a publishing house, and has traveled to a remote town in the mountainous region of Gifu to meet with an author and pick up his latest work. When he arrives at the train station for his return trip, Ryota notices a blind woman in the waiting area.
As he waits for his train, a series of circumstances keeps bringing Ryota and the woman, Rio, together. Finally, Rio confesses she was not at the station to catch a train, but rather, she was there waiting for someone.
Hanamoyu – Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7-8pm & Tuesday, January 5th, 2016, 7-8pm
The 54th NHK taiga drama “Hana Moyu” about the impactful, if somewhat obscure, life of Fumi Sugi (played by popular Japanese actress Mao Inoue). Born in 1843, Fumi is the 4th daughter in the Sugi family, and the younger sister of Bakumatsu-era, Choshu Domain philosopher Shoin Yoshida, the well-known educator and activist who helped spur the Meiji Restoration. After his imprisonment and execution, Fumi continues to influence others to support Shoin’s ideas and teachings during the troubling times at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Many future government leaders emerged from the Choshu Domain, and their successes could be attributed to her strong spirit and determination behind the scenes.
My Home, My Town – Sunday, January 3, 2016, 8-10pm
Ippo and Honoka Sakurai grew up in a seaside town and have happy memories of their childhood playing near the ocean. But those memories faded after their father walked out on the family 20 years ago.
And now, although Ippo’s job involves lending support to lonely clients with emotional scars, he himself has difficulty with relationships. He does not even keep in contact with his sister Honoka although they both live and work in Tokyo.
One day, Honoka returns to the family home to announce she is engaged. Ippo happens to return home at the same time. And everyone is shocked when their father shows up unannounced.
Madame Butterfly – Monday, 1/4; Wednesday, 1/6; and Thursday, 1/7/16, 7-8pm
Cho-Cho is a young woman growing up under her mother and grandmother’s tutelage after the death of her samurai father. After their sudden death, however, Cho-Cho finds herself without the means to support herself, and is adopted by a wealthy family that owns a brothel in Nagasaki.
Her adoptive stepmother promises to continue Cho-Cho’s education, but when she dies unexpectedly, Cho-Cho is forced to become a geisha.
As an apprentice geisha, Cho-Cho meets Franklin, an American naval officer. Seeing in
him the samurai spirit of her own father, Cho-Cho marries Franklin. But for Franklin, the marriage is nothing but a relationship of convenience.
Puccini’s tragic opera Madame Butterfly is given new life as a TV drama, starring Aoi Miyazaki, who played Atsuhime in the NHK taiga drama of the same name.
Justice is Blind – Monday, January 4th, 2016, 8-10pm
Kensuke Okouchi is blind, but became a lawyer because of his strong desire to help the weak. One day, a women named Satomi comes to see Kensuke seeking a divorce. Satomi wishes to end her marriage due to domestic violence, but is unsure whether a blind attorney has the ability to represent her.
Chushingura – Tuesday, January 5th, 2016, 8-10pm
Ronin are samurai without a leader, and the story of the 47 ronin is perhaps one of the most famous in the history of the samurai.
The story begins with a feud between Yoshinaka Kira, a chief protocol officer of the Shogun, and Takumi Asano, who was hand-picked by the Shogun to act as his representative with members of the Imperial family. Kira resented having to train Asano, and often sought ways to embarrass him. After one such incident, Asano drew his sword on Kira, but did not kill him. Because acts of aggression were forbidden within the palace, Asano was then ordered to commit suicide.
After his death, Asano’s lands and property were confiscated, and his retainers became ronin. Vowing to avenge their lord, the ronin patiently waited for a year, until Kira’s guard was down, before they attacked his compound, killing Kira and avenging their lord.
For this act, the ronin were ordered to commit suicide. But their story lives on for its example of loyalty and the samurai code of bushido.
Revenge Court – Wednesday, January 6th, 2016, 8-10pm
In the autumn of 2013, former university art professor Nakahara Seiji (Tamura Masakazu) traces the location of Iwasaki Kenji (Nakao Akiyoshi), who killed his beloved daughter, Yukiko (Yagyu Miyu), a fresh university graduate with a promising future before her. He shoots him dead with a hunting gun, and immediately turns himself in to the police. Yukiko was raped and strangled by Iwasaki. Her body, killed in cold blood, was found, one and a half years ago in May 2012. There is an abundance of drama in this complicated court special!
Orange: Risking It All – Thursday, January 7th, 8-10pm
Men in orange uniforms represent the fire department’s Special Rescue Team, an elite force only three percent of firefighters are qualified to join.
The challenges firefighters in orange encounter are incredible, but the rigorous conditions they must first pass to get into orange are equally demanding. Yuuchi Kohinata, himself a former “Orange” member, trains potential firefighters for acceptance into Orange. Kohinata is both haunted and driven by his own experience responding to victims of the 1995 Kobe earthquake.