Our annual survey is now completed! Thank you for everyone for participating in our annual listener survey!

Congrats to Amanda S for winning the $50 USD gift card prize! She will get to choose which retailer she wants the award to be from!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey. Here are some of your comments and how we are responding to them:

  1. You guys told us you don’t mind or like the indie artist episodes but prefer to have more music in them
    We are working on getting our indie artists to perform LIVE on our podcast! You will get an exclusive performance from these indie artists, straight from our podcast! Furthermore, we’ve expanded to ensure that ALL listeners, regardless of whether they are a Patreon donor, will receive the FULL indie artist episodes (as of October 2020).
  2. You guys told us you like J-Rock, Enka; outside of our usual J-Pop selections
    We will continue to curate specially themed episodes, that have more music than talk (not our Cultures series), to ensure that we are able to include a wide variety of Japanese music genres.
  3. Everyone LOVES our dual host episodes
    As of this writing, we will do our best to ensure that there are 2 hosts in ALL of our episodes, regardless of the type of episode it is. Our staffing levels currently allow us to do this and we hope we will continue to be able to moving into 2021.
  4. You guys like to hear bloopers, but only for certain episodes
    We will continue to review our episodes and with our team to see if it could be enjoyable for listener to hear them. We don’t have any time line to discuss when we will start trialing the broadcast of bloopers yet, but we hope to do this soon.
  5. Listeners have expressed to hear more “non-mainstream” Japanese music
    While we continue to air mainstream Japanese tracks through top 10 and artist of the month episodes; we will continue to occasionally present more obscure Japanese music genres. If you are a Patreon donor, you can hear them through the extra songs section on the top 10 episodes and if you are not, you can hear them on our occasional special episodes.
  6. Concerns were raised over the podcast’s audio quality
    We continue to recruit new audio editors on our podcast; most of them who are currently on produce music on the side and have lots of experience with audio editing. Because these staff members are new, they will need sometime to pick up everything we do on our show, but we do hope that the listeners will notice an improvement with our audio quality given that we have a fully staffed team.

We want to thank all our listeners who contributed to our 2020 listener survey! We can only improve our podcast with your comments and we want to thank you for bringing your constructive comments forward. If you have any other suggestions or comments about our podcast, please feel free to send us an email at info@jtop10.jp!



当選されたAmanda Sさんには50米ドル相当の選べるギフトカードを差し上げます。おめでとうございます!















The purpose of the survey is to:

1. Gain insight into the demographics of our current listeners of our podcast show and curate needs to the demographic data.

2. Understand the needs of listeners and areas of necessary improvement on the podcast.

3. Highlight current areas of excellence on the podcast and continue to emphasize on those areas.

4. Provide a generalized information profile about the listeners of our podcast show to potential advertisers.

5. Potentially modifying and/or adjusting current practices of producing the podcast to meet needs of listeners.


1. ポッドキャストのリスナー層を知り、そのリスナー層に合ったポッドキャストを作成する

2. リスナーのニーズを理解し、ポッドキャストの改善すべき点を理解する

3. ポッドキャストの長所を理解し、今後も伸ばす

4. リスナーの一般的な情報を潜在的な広告主に提供する

5. リスナーのニーズに合わせるため、現在のポッドキャスト製作方法を変更する可能性を探る

This survey WILL NOT:

1. Sell any personal information from any respondents to a third-party.

2. Provide any third-party specific information regarding a specific respondent’s survey answers, UNLESS required by law.

3. Market any products to potentially sell to participants.


1. 第三者への個人情報の販売は行いません

2. 法律で要求されない限り、特定の回答者の内容を第三者へ提供いたしません

3. アンケートに参加していただいた方々へ物品の販売は行いません

Rules of the prize giveaway for completing the survey:

1. ONE entry per person ONLY. Listeners can submit their entry by completing the survey in English or Japanese.

2. Winners will be announced on September 1, 2020 online and on the next following episode on Japan Top 10. Winners will also be notified personally through an email.

3. Contest and survey ends on August 29, 2020 at 11:59am EST.


5. All possible entrants will notice a confirmation page once they have completed the survey. Entrants will NOT be notified by email, UNLESS they are selected the winner. The confirmation page denotes us receiving your entry and no further action will be necessary.

6. The winners’ first name and first letter of their last name will be announced online and on-air. By entering this contest, you give us permission to publicly acknowledge your first name and first letter of your last name on our podcast (online and on-air). This is in accordance with our privacy policy.

7. Current and past MTI Countdowns, KTop 10 and Japan Top 10 staff ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER INTO THIS CONTEST

8. We have the right to decide whether the retailer of the winner’s choice can be awarded. We will not award a gift card to a retailer who adds additional fees or restrictions to their gift card and/or who can purchase it (ie, shipping costs, admin fees, etc). Also, the retailer must offer an amount that is equal to or is less than the prize value in USD funds, with the exchange rate used at the time of award of the prize (ie, as of April 26, 2020, $50 USD = $70.54 CAD, thus the retailer must offer a gift card amount of $70 CAD or less). No prize substitutions will be allowed for this contest.

9. The contest is open to any resident of any country that is not sanctioned by the governments of Canada or USA.

10. In an event where the winner does not respond back to the personal email sent from us notifying their win for more than thirty (30) days, their entry will become disqualified however, a new winner will NOT be chosen.

11. Winners of past KTop 10 or Japan Top 10 contests are not eligible to enter in for this contest. However, they are still welcome to complete the survey.

12. There will not be any prize substitutions; prizes are final.

13. Value of the prize is at $50 USD.

14. Rules of this contest may be changed, depending on our decisions, at any time during the contest period.


1. 一人当たりエントリーできるのは一回のみです。英語もしくは日本語のいずれかでお答えいただけます。

2. 2020年9月1日に結果をウェブサイトおよびJapan Top10の放送で発表いたします。選ばれた方々にはEmailで別途ご連絡いたします。

3. 2020年8月29日米東部時間の午前11:59にコンテストとアンケートは終了します。

4. コンテストに参加するために、料金の支払いや購入は必要ありません。購入か料金を払ったとしても勝率が上がることはありません。

5. アンケートを終了すると、通知ページが表示されます。こちらからメールを送ることはなく、確認画面がアンケート終了の証明となります。

6. 当選者の名前と苗字の最初のアルファベットをウェブサイトと放送で発表いたします。このコンテストに参加いただく際には、名前と苗字の頭文字をウェブサイトとエピソードで公開することになる点を了承ください。この点は、プライバシーポリシーに則っています。

7. MTIカウントダウン、KTop10、Japan Top10の現ナビゲーター、もしくは過去にナビゲーターを勤めた方は参加することができません。

8. ギフトカードの当選者はこちらで決めさせていただきます。当選者の方に選んでいただくギフトカードの中で追加料金(送料、入会費など)や使用制限のあるものはお選びいただけませんのでご了承ください。また、ギフトカードは抽選時のアメリカドル為替レートと同等、またはそれ以下の金額でなければなりません。(例 2020年4月26日の為替が50アメリカドル=70.54カナダドルの場合、ギフトカードは70カナダドルと同等かそれ以下の金額となります。)このコンテストでの代替品は認められません。


10. こちらからの当選のメールに対して、30日間返事がなかった場合は、失格となりますが、新たな当選者を選ぶことはありません。

11. 過去KTop10、Japan Top10で当選した方は、このコンテストに参加する事は出来ません。しかし、アンケートには是非ご回答いただけますよう、お願いいたします。

12. 賞品内容を変更することはありません。

13. 賞品の価値は50米ドルも。

14. コンテスト開催中にルールが変わる場合があります。