Oricon Flashback: Week of 1/9

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback. This is where we look back on what topped Oricon this week 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

Note: Oricon took a holiday break this week in 1997, 2002, and 2007, so the numbers for this week will be reflected in next week’s numbers combined with the numbers for that week. The numbers for 2012 are available though.




EXILE / EXILE ATSUSHI – EXILE JAPAN / Solo (first week sales: 350,277)



Jin Akanishi – Seasons (first week sales: 97,148)


RIAJ Digital Track Chart:

Nishino Kana – Tatoe Donna ni… (third non-consecutive week at #1)