KIKU’s re-airing of Oshin began on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and ends tonight, Tuesday,  January 14, 2020. Thank you for letting us into your homes and your hearts for the last 50 weeks. We’ve loved reading your comments about how Oshin touched you and your families. Please feel free to share more comments here.


We are sharing some comments posted before.

  • Thank you for Re-airing Oshin. When it first aired back in the 80’s, my family would have dinner at my grandmas house, the six of us huddled around the tv watching what would unfold. 30+ years later, it continues to bring my family together, as my father and mother -in-law and I talk about what’s happened the night before or what’s to come in Oshin’s life. As a little girl myself, back in the 80s, Im pretty sure I wasn’t *watching* it like my parents were, but I remember clearly it’s effect on my family, and how they would speak of Oshin. And today, I certainly share those same feelings, and appreciation of the program. In documenting the hardships, perseverance, and resilience of Oshin Tanokura, this show masterfully shares Japan’s history and it’s culture throughout history, and all the while documenting how things have changed as the decades have passed (ex. How technology changed businesses; how interactions and expectations within specific relationships (husband/wife, MIL/DIL) had changed). As you can tell, I am a huge fan; and am thankful I was able to appreciate this as an adult as my parents had before me. (by Terri Koyanagi)
  • Happy New Year’s! Thank you so much for Oshin. Oshin really became apart of my life this past year!! I hope one day KIKU may consider bringing in another Asadorama morning drama like Oshin to Hawaii. The formatting was very unique and something my ohana has come to enjoy so much. Mahalo again KIKU, wishing you all a healthy New Year, and looking forward to the next Taiga Drama. (by Eric)
  • Before Oshin, I was only interested in Samurai movies like Zatoishi and lone wolf, But Oshin is masterpiece like no other! It is study of Japanese history, culture, and people during that period. It also represents a broad spectrum of human nature in it’s most intense form. Thank you for Oshin! (by Lief Koyanagi)
  • once again I am saddened by the ending of a show that I enjoyed watching. personally there were lessons to learn from in today’s world of living and to survive. I don’t think I will forget the story of Oshin. looking forward to other dramas and series. programs that I can learn from and enjoy. just three more episodes of Oshin and I never missed an episode. thank you so much. (by maluhia kauanoe)
  • Truly enjoyed watching Oshin. Hope to watch more classic dramas in 2020. A replay of Oshin would be nice. (by Carolyn C Inouye)
  • Oshin is the bomb! Is there anyway that one can purchase the DVDS…?? I even had a friend in Japan to find them but they will not be with English subtitles. This is a great TV series of drama and history! (by thehauoli)
  • Oshin has totally got my attention from episode one just viewed Sunday/Tuesday episodes WOW the transformation of each actress. The age process of Oshin, to me was smoothe, in my mind I still can visualize Oshin the little feisty girl, the teenager that became a tough resilient mature woman who took care of her family and now a much older Oshin. Still. feisty and resilient but her state of mind is tough. (by maluhia kauanoe)




 “Fieldwork research on local companies and institutes in Hawaii”


In 2014, the Japanese government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology certified Kansai University Senior High School as a Super Global High School in recognition of the school’s dedication to preparing students to serve as global leaders. One example of this is a special program called “Overseas Study Tour”, in which Kansai University Senior High School students conduct fieldwork both domestically and internationally on topics such as global society and global business.

KIKU-TV is honored to have been selected by Kansai University Senior High School as one of the companies its students visited for their fieldwork in Hawaii.

Five students from the school visited KIKU-TV on October 30, 2017: Kana, Raiki, Rikako, Rina, and Shuhei. We found them to be intelligent, well-rounded (in sports, music, and academics), very well prepared, and full of tough questions about our business. They left a strong, positive impression on us, and we are confident Japan’s future is bright in the hands of young people like these.

Last year’s students produced a fieldwork book after they returned to Japan. This year’s students will also be creating a book. We hope we were able to contribute some good material for their book.

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And they gave us this nice souvenir. It’s an original Kawara-Senbei with their logo!! Yummy-yummy!!

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Special thanks to Kana, Raiki, Rikako, Rina, and Shuhei.
See you someday!

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KIKU-TV Won an Award!!

We are very honored for winning an award at the 38th Annual Telly Awards.

This award was presented for KIKU’s original segment “Ammoyo Kadi” under the category of TV Broadcast/Cultural Programming, in recognition of its educational value and providing a service to the community. The short-segment we won the award for is about traditional Filipino tattoos.

Go to check the segment in archives.

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For more than 20 years, KIKU-TV and SOKO GA SHIRITAI have entertained, informed, and charmed you with stories of Japan. Sadly we are ending it and it will end on Friday 3/24/2017.




We will start brand new series “SOKO GA JAPAN” from Monday 3/27/2017.

We will continue to satisfy your need to know about the best food, the most interesting people, and the most beautiful places in Japan…TODAY!

And to celebrate, KIKU-TV will have Watch and Win promotion which can send you to Japan! Watch SOKO GA JAPAN to find out how you can enter to win a trip to Japan for two!
Ja ne!
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Go to “SOKO GA JAPAN” page