GEM’s biggest event of the year, ‘THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You’, is back and it’s not to be missed: A stunning line-up of Japan’s hottest artistes perform live from Tokyo in a 5-hour musical extravaganza. Fans of J-Pop across Asia will have virtual front row seats to the highly anticipated ‘THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You’ on Saturday, July 7, 4:40pm hosted by Sho Sakurai from ARASHI.
Adding to the excitement is GEM’s partnership with top talent agency, Johnny & Associates, to bring the popular Japanese boy group Hey! Say! JUMP to Hong Kong to perform live as part of ‘THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You’ line-up.
Commenting on the event, Kota Yabu said, ‘’We held a concert in Hong Kong for our Asia tour back in 2012, but it was one of the places that we wanted to visit again as a group. We’re elated to be given the opportunity to visit Hong Kong this time! We hope to present our performance to everyone in Asia. While we’re in Hong Kong, we would like to try the city’s famous cuisine, so we welcome all recommendations. We hope that GEM’s viewers will look forward to our performance.’’
Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia added, “GEM continues to be the top destination for premium Japanese content and ‘THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You’ is yet another example of how we deliver only the best entertainment live from Japan. Our collaboration with Johnny & Associates marks the first of many that will bring Japanese artistes closer to our Asian audiences for the ultimate fan meet experience.”
Hey! Say! JUMP a nine-member band comprising Ryosuke Yamada, Yuri Chinen, Yuto Nakajima, Keito Okamoto, Daiki Arioka, Yuya Takaki, Kei Inoo, Hikaru Yaotome and Kota Yabu is one of the most successful groups in Japan. Not only have they conquered the music scene, they have also proven to be multi-talented with starring roles in drama series and movies, and as hosts in variety shows and radio programs in Japan.
Fans can catch classic dramas starring selected members of the group in ‘The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO’ from July 21, every Saturday at 10:40pm and ‘Sprout’ from July 22, every Sunday at 8:30pm.
‘THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You’ will kick off on July 7, Saturday at 4:40pm live from Japan, exclusively on GEM. GEM is available in the Philippines through SKYCable Ch 116 in Metro Manila and Ch 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio, as well as other cable operators nationwide. Visit www.GEMtvasia.com/TheMusicDay for more information on the programme and how to win passes to the exclusive event.
GEM is the glittering jewel of Japanese entertainment. A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to exclusive Japanese content from Nippon TV. The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan. This includes selected prime time dramas airing same time and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. Other special programs include a local GEM audition for the Japanese variety show – ‘I Can Sing in Japanese’ and the live broadcast of the music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ with performances by DEAN FUJIOKA in Singapore beamed live. In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers with artiste meet-and-greet events with Japanese stars Kento Yamazaki and Mocomichi Hayami.
About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Nippon TV is recognized as Japan’s viewer ratings champion having topped all timeslot categories for four consecutive years and garnering the largest profits in the country’s broadcasting industry. One of the biggest successes for the nation’s finest producer of all genres of programming is “Dragons’ Den”, a globally successful business show format that has more than 35 versions in territories across all continents of the world. The Emmy award winning version, “Shark Tank”, airs in the US. Following closely is the success of “Mother,” a scripted format that has become a mega hit in Turkey and has sold into more than 27 territories around the world. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from animation, movies, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry. Launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and leading the digital content market through Hulu Japan—a subsidiary that boasts the largest SVOD subscriber base in the country, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.