Tokio Hot 100

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Tokio Hot 100
GenreMusic chart show, talk
Running timeApprox. 4 hrs. (including commercials)
Country of origin Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Home station J-Wave
Hosted by Chris Peppler (main navigator, since 2006)
Maki Kotsugi (info navigator)
Created by J-Wave
Original releaseOctober 2, 1988 (1988-10-02) – present

Tokio Hot 100 (トキオ・ホット・ワンハンドレッド, Tokio Hotto Wanhandoredo), also known as McDonald's Tokio Hot 100, is the official music chart program of J-Wave and also the flagship program of the Japan FM League's Hot 100 music chart series.




TV Version

MTV Japan is the official TV partner of J-Wave for the program. [1]

Songs of the Year

Tokio Hot 100 Awards

This was started up in 1995 as a reward for most outstanding songs under the name J-Wave Awards, and individual performers since 1997.

(Note: Tokio Hot 100 Awards was cancelled in 2011 due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. A charity concert entitled TOKIO HOT 100 LIVE ~Heart to Heart~ was organized instead.)




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