This year’s edition of The MTV Video Music Awards take place on August 30. The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. Seen as a largely American event, there was once a time when this show acknowledged international acts on a greater scale. This was done via The International Viewer’s Choice Award. From 1989 to 2003, this award was given to various international acts annually. The winners were selected by the viewers of various MTV channels around the world. One of these channels was MTV Japan. The International Viewer’s Choice Award for MTV Japan was given out from 1989 – 1991, 1994 – 1998, and 2001. We will now take a look at the winners and nominees for this award.
Winner: Kome Kome CLUB – KOME KOME WAR
Himuro Kyosuke – ANGEL
Toshinobu Kubota – Indigo Waltz
UNICORN – Daimeiwaku
Winner: Kome Kome CLUB – FUNK FUJIYAMA
Okamura Yasuyuki – Vegetable
Jun Togawa – Virgin Blues
Yamase Mami – Go!
Winner: Flipper’s Guitar – Groove Tube
No other nominees listed.
Winner: hide – Eyes Love You
Chara – Tsumibukaku Aishite yo
ORIGINAL LOVE – The Rover
Seikima-II – Tatakau Nihonjin
Tachibana Izumi – Vanilla
Winner: CHAGE and ASKA – Something There
HAL FROM APOLLO ’69 – SWEET THING
The Mad Capsule Markets – Hi-Side
TOWA TEI – Technova
TRF – Overnight Sensation ~Jidai wa Anata ni Yudaneteru~