Cable channel to broadcast Tokyo’s ‘Music Day’ live

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Here’s good news for J-Pop fans.

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The Manila Times received an advisory from cable entertainment channel Gem that the network is set to broadcast Nippon TV’s highly anticipated “The Music Day” even live across Asia on July 1

In a world first for the popular Tokyo event, which features the who’s who of Japan’s music industry, Nippon TV has partnered with GEM to broadcast a performance by popular singer and actor Dean Fujioka live from Singapore as well.

Japanese popular singer Dean Fujiokaa

“The Music Day is an iconic event on the Asian music calendar, and we’re excited to partner with Nippon TV to expand the concert’s reach to GEM’s viewers in Asia. Dean Fujioka live broadcast from Singapore as part of the event marks a significant milestone for Japanese entertainment and we’re pleased that Gem is at the forefront of this industry evolution,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Marketing and Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia in the emailed statement.

“Dean is a hugely popular artist in our region and last year starred in Gem’s first original series, ‘We are Asia – Dean Fujioka & Friends.’ The fact that he will perform live from Singapore during the event is an unprecedented way for GeM’s viewers to get real time access to him and to the magic of J-Pop. For The Music Day fans in Tokyo, they get to experience a dynamic new city via our live broadcast.”

Hosted by idol Sho Sakurai from Arashi, the show will air live on Saturday 4:45 to 10 pm Manila time. A star-studded line-up of Japan’s biggest names promises a captivating event, including AKB48, Gen Hoshino, Ken Hirai, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sekai No Owari, Perfume, and Yuzu; as well as Johnny’s artists Tokio, KinKi Kids, Arasi, Kanjani Eight and Kame To Yamapi.

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