|42nd Japan Record Awards|
|Date||December 31, 2000|
|Venue||TBS B-Studio, Tokyo|
|Hosted by||Masaaki Sakai, Hitomi Kuroki|
The 42nd Annual Japan Record Awards took place on December 31, 2000, starting at 6:30PM JST. The primary ceremonies were televised in Japan on TBS.
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