Last June 23rd, MTV Japan Video Music Awards 2012 was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Girl techno-pop group PERFUME was this year's host. A mixture of US and Kpop groups were present at the event as award presenters or performers like Linkin Park, SCANDAL, 2NE1, EXILE, and WORLD ORDER.
Winners in MTV Japan were solely based on fan voting from lists of nominees without distinction to artist's origin. The entire awards ceremony will have a replay on MTV channels in Korea and Taiwan (July 7th), Southeast Asia (July 8th), Vietnam (July 10th), and in China (July 12th).
Here are the list of winners:
Best Male Video - Bruno Mars "It Will Rain"
Best Female Video - Namie Amuro "Love Story"
Best Group Video - 2PM “I’m your man”
Best New Artist Video - 2NE1 “I AM THE BEST”
Best Video of the Year - EXILE “Rising Sun”
Best Rock Video - ONE OK ROCK “Answer is Near”
Best Pop Video - 3daime J Soul Brothers “FIGHTERS”
Best R&B Video - Kato Miliyah “Yuusha tachi”
Best Hip Hop Video - KREVA “Kijun”
Best Reggae Video - SEAN PAUL “She Doesn’t Mind”
Best Dance Video - Perfume "Laser Beam"
Best Video from a Film - BUMP OF CHICKEN “Good Luck” /”ALWAYS 3choume no Yuhi’64″
Best Collaboration Video - Namie Amuro “make it happen" feat.AFTERSCHOOL
Best Choreography - Perfume "Laser Beam"
Best Album of the Year - Shoujo Jidai “GIRLS’ GENERATION”
Best Karaoke Song - Sonar Pocket “365 Nichi no Love Story.”