J1 plays JAPAN'S HOTTEST HITS with songs from the current and recent J1 Top 40 music charts with at least two current chart hits per hour as well as "classic hits" from the 1990s and 2000s.  The following scheduled programming is aired on J1:

7:00-9:00 AM PST
Sunday though Thursday


08:00~10:00 JST 
Monday through Friday


Michiasa Music ~ Start your morning with your favorite girlpop and other hand selected songs by J1's program director.


6:00~10:00 PM PST

7:00~11:00 AM PST


11:00~15:00 JST

24:00~28:00 JST


Japan's Top 40 Countdown ~ The 40 hottest songs in Japan based on domestic FM radio airplay.


Program times on J1 are centered around Japan.  Therefore, when daylight/summer time comes and goes in the U.S., Canada and Europe, the airtimes in the rest of the world will change while they remain the same in Japan.


HEISEI NOW! ~ J1 XTRA plays a huge collection of music from the Heisei era (1989~2019):

5:00 AM~9:00 AM PST
Monday through Friday

22:00~26:00 JST

MICHIASA MUSIC ~ Start your morning with some of Japan's cutest and popular songs of all time, hand-selected by the Michi.

Program times on J1 XTRA are centered around Los Angeles.  Therefore, when daylight saving time comes and goes in the USA, the airtimes within the USA will remain the same while the airtimes in the rest of the world changes.

J1 GOLD plays a mix of music from the 1960s to the 1980s and some even earlier.  J1 GOLD does not have any specific scheduled programs.

Tokyo Travel and Weather

From 5:15~23:45 JST every day, J1 HITS, J1 XTRA and J1 GOLD runs updates on the various railroads in the Tokyo/Kanto area at :15 and :45 past each hour.  Weather reports are carried in English at :15 past each hour and in Japanese at :45 past each hour.