2006 MTV Video Music Awards 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.

2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan
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DateMay 27, 2006
LocationYoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Hosted byMokomichi Hayami and Masami Hisamoto
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMTV Japan


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the YearEdit

Kumi Koda — "Butterfly"

Album of the YearEdit

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Best Male VideoEdit

Ken Hirai — "Pop Star"

Best Female VideoEdit

Kumi Koda — "Butterfly"

Best Group VideoEdit

Def Tech — "Konomama"

Best New ArtistEdit

Rihanna — "Pon De Replay"

Best Rock VideoEdit

Green Day — "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"

Best Pop VideoEdit

Remioromen — "Konayuki"

Best R&B VideoEdit

AI — "Story"

Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit

50 Cent featuring Mobb Deep — "Outta Control"

Best Reggae VideoEdit

Shōnan no Kaze — "Karasu"

Best Dance VideoEdit

Gorillaz — "Feel Good Inc."

Best Video from a FilmEdit

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

Best CollaborationEdit

Tomoyasu Hotei x Rip Slyme — "Battle Funkatic"

Best buzz ASIAEdit


Kumi Koda — "Trust You"

South KoreaEdit

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 awardsEdit

Best DirectorEdit

Yasuyuki Yamaguchi

Best Special Effects in a VideoEdit

Soul'd Out — "Iruka"

The Most Influential Songwriter AwardEdit

John Legend

Inspiration AwardEdit

Destiny's Child

Legend AwardEdit

Michael Jackson

Live performancesEdit

Guest celebritiesEdit