GEM to Air Nippon’s Music Day Event Live in Asia


Entertainment channel GEM is slated to broadcast Nippon TV’s The Music Day event live across Asia on Saturday, July 1.

As part of the Tokyo event, GEM will air a performance by singer/actor Dean Fujioka live from Singapore. The channel is offering fans the opportunity to win tickets to the performance and attend an exclusive meet-and-greet session.

Hosted by Sho Sakurai, The Music Day is slated for broadcast from 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Other performances will include AKB48, Gen Hoshino, Ken Hirai, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sekai No Owari, Perfume and Yuzu, as well as Johnny’s artists Tokio, KinKi Kids, Arashi, Kanjani Eight and Kame to Yamapi.

Virginia Lim, the senior VP and head of content, marketing and production at Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, remarked: “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’s 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.”

“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 Music Day 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.”