The First Special Talk Show with “MTV VMAJ 2014” Hosts – Sayumi Michishige (Morning Musume ’14), T.M.Revolution and w-inds.

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Singapore/Tokyo, 10 June 2014
- Leading up to MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2014 to take place at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture on Saturday, 14 June, the powerhouse J-pop artists Sayumi Michishige (MORNING MUSUME ’14), T.M.Revolution and w-inds., who will co-host the MTV VMAJ 2014 main show, will appear at a talk show just before their rehearsal on-site on Thursday, 12 June at 4.00pm (Tokyo) / 3.00pm (SIN). The talk show will be streamed live online worldwide at http://VMAJ.JP and the video archive will be available with English voice-over from Friday, 13 June at 3.00pm (SIN).


GENERAL INFORMATION – MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2014

WHAT:

MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ) debuted in 2002 as one of the biggest music award shows in Japan, showcasing the best of both international and local artists and celebrities. Paying tribute to the world of music video, MTV VMAJ winners are decided by the viewers and music fans who can vote for either Japanese or international artists nominated in the same category. This year, global megastarBeyoncé and Tokyo pop culture icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu who won two awards at last year’s VMAJ lead the nominations with three nods each.

A star-studded line-up of performers is expected including international rock band, Coldplay, who is joined by Japanese artists Berryz KOBO, E-girls, GLAY, HATSUNE MIKU, Kaela Kimura, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Daichi Miura. Additionally,funassyi, Chiaki Horan, Hyadain, Kemio, Tetsuya Komuro, Rev. from DVL, Ryo Ryusei, Kavka Shishido and So Takei will also appear as presenters.

REACH:

MTV VMAJ 2014 will broadcast live on MTV Japan on Saturday, 14 June, 6.00pm (Tokyo time) and MTV Asia will run a same-day telecast of the show on Saturday June 14, 7.00pm (WIB), 8.00pm (SIN/HK) and 9.00pm (MAL). MTV channels in Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, and J-One operated by MTV France will bring the show on-air as well, with potential viewership expected to reach over fifty million households. In addition, MTV VMAJ 2014 is also set to telecast globally through MTV World Stage, MTV’s global live-music franchise. Furthermore, this year’s VMAJ will be open to the global online community and streamed live throughout the main show at the show’s official website http://VMAJ.JP.

HOST:

Sayumi Michishige (MORNING MUSUME ’14) / T.M.Revolution / w-inds.

LIVE ACTS:

Berryz KOBO / Coldplay / E-girls / GLAY / HATSUNE MIKU / Kaela Kimura / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu / Daichi Miura

GUEST CELEBRITIES:

funassyi / Chiaki Horan / Hyadain / Kemio / Tetsuya Komuro / Rev. from DVL / Ryo Ryusei / Kavka Shishido / So Takei

SPONSORSHIP:

The special sponsors of MTV VMAJ 2014 are DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD., Sunstar Inc. and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. The digital media partner of MTV VMAJ 2014 is GyaO Corporation. Additionally, MTV VMAJ 2014 is supported by J-LOP (The Government Subsidy for Localization & Promotion of Japanese Content).

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