Here is a rundown of the special programming and other schedule changes we have planned to celebrate the holiday season as well as J1’s 500th music chart:
This show will feature all of the JPOP artists who have been invited to this year’s NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. J1 will take each artist and total the scores that their singles have achieved in 2010 and give each artist a score. The scores are then totaled up for the red team (for female artists) and the white team (for male artists). Last year, while the white team won the big Kohaku Uta Gassen, the women in red won our Kohaku preview. Will the laides win again this year?
PST Friday December 17, 9:00PM~11:00PM / JST Saturday 18, 14:00~16:00
(replay) PST Sunday December 19, 12:00PM~2:00PM / JST Monday December 20, 00:00~02:00
J1 GOES ALL X’MAS
On X’mas Day, join J1 for 27 hours of continuious Japanese X’mas music from our JPOP format as well as from our former anime format.
PST Friday December 24, 3:00PM~Saturday December 25, 6:00PM.
JST Saturday December 25, 8:00AM~Sunday December 26, 11:00AM.
THE NIGHT OF RED AND WHITE
J1’s annual New Year’s Eve show featuring the artists and when possible, the songs that will be heard on the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen.
PST Friday December 31, 2:30AM~7:00AM / JST Friday December 31, 19:30~Midnight
(Replay) PST Friday December 31, 7:30PM~Midnight / JST Saturday January 1, 12:30~16:00
THE J1 TOP 100 OF THE YEAR
Join Michi-chan as she counts down the 100 hottest songs in Japan over a 53 week chart period. The Top 100 will air immediately after each presentation of the Night of Red and White.
PST Friday December 31, 7:00AM~7:30PM / JST Saturday Midnight~12:30
(Replay) PST Saturday January 1, Midnight~12:30PM / JST Saturday January 1, 16:00~04:30 (Sunday).
J1 TOP 500 SONGS OF ALL TIME
A week long celebration of J1’s 500th music chart. Each day, J1 will count down 100 songs from #500 to #1. The show will be aired during each broadcast region’s “9 to 5 Challenge” period.
Monday January 3 to Friday January 7:
8AM to 4PM PST / 11AM to 7PM EST
9AM to 5PM JST / 8AM to 4PM ACT
9AM to 5PM CET / 8AM to 4PM GMT
For more information, see the J1 schedule: