2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan

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2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan
MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 logo.jpg
Date May 27, 2006
Location Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Hosted by Mokomichi Hayami and Masami Hisamoto
Website mtvjapan.com/mvaj
Television/radio coverage
Network MTV Japan

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 were hosted by Mokomichi Hayami and Masami Hisamoto at Tokyo. The 5th annual show premiered live on MTV, Saturday May 27 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. The awards show was filmed before a live audience of 8000. The event featured live performances from the far east and the west, including Japanese acts AI, Def Tech, Kumi Koda and Remioromen, along with international acts Hoobastank, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna and Se7en from South Korea. The event also featured a special performance by Japanese R&B superstar Ken Hirai joining forces with John Legend. The award ceremony was also marked by appearance of the "King of Pop", Michael Jackson.


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

Kumi Koda — "Butterfly"

Album of the Year[edit]

Orange RangeNatural

Best Male Video[edit]

Ken Hirai — "Pop Star"

Best Female Video[edit]

Kumi Koda — "Butterfly"

Best Group Video[edit]

Def Tech — "Konomama"

Best New Artist[edit]

Rihanna — "Pon De Replay"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Green Day — "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"

Best Pop Video[edit]

Remioromen — "Konayuki"

Best R&B Video[edit]

AI — "Story"

Best Hip-Hop Video[edit]

50 Cent featuring Mobb Deep — "Outta Control"

Best Reggae Video[edit]

Shōnan no Kaze — "Karasu"

Best Dance Video[edit]

Gorillaz — "Feel Good Inc."

Best Video from a Film[edit]

Nana starring Mika Nakashima — "Glamorous Sky" (from Nana)

Best Collaboration[edit]

Tomoyasu Hotei x Rip Slyme — "Battle Funkatic"

Best buzz ASIA[edit]


Kumi Koda — "Trust You"

South Korea[edit]

Se7en — "Start Line"

  • Buzz — "Coward"
  • Clazziquai Project — "Hold Your Tears"
  • Joosuc featuring Lim Jung Hee — "Hip Hop Music"
  • Tei — "Love is...one"


Jay Chou — "Hair Like Snow"

Special awards[edit]

Best Director[edit]

Yasuyuki Yamaguchi

Best Special Effects in a Video[edit]

Soul'd Out — "Iruka"

The Most Influential Songwriter Award[edit]

John Legend

Inspiration Award[edit]

Destiny's Child

Legend Award[edit]

Michael Jackson

Live performances[edit]

Guest celebrities[edit]