Female vocalist Yuki's hit "Joy" (Epic Records) won the honor for best video at the 10th annual Space Shower Music Video Awards, held Friday (March 17) evening at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo. Yuk

Female vocalist Yuki's hit "Joy" (Epic Records) won the honor for best video at the 10th annual Space Shower Music Video Awards, held Friday (March 17) evening at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo. Yuki's "Joy" also took out best female video.

The show was broadcast live by Tokyo-based music TV outlet Space Shower, which reaches an estimated five million Japanese households, mainly via cable.

Award categories were decided by Space Shower staff, with the exception of the "best your choice" prize, for which some 600,000 Space Shower viewers cast votes through the channel's Web site or via mobile phone-based e-mail. That award went to the video for rock band Remioromen's "Kounayuki (Powder Snow)" (Ookigumo/Speedstar).

The best new artist video award went to "Elec-Trick" by female hip-hop/R&B trio Ya-Kyim (Victor Entertainment); best male video went to Kreva's "Kokuminteki Gyouji (People's Event)" (Knife Edge/Pony Canyon). Best international video went to Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Music Japan).

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