Johnny’s WEST, Poppin’Party, YOASOBI, Twenty★Twenty, and SEVENTEEN Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 6/22 – 6/28

This week, Johnny’s WEST topped the Hot 100 single chart with their new single “Shouko”, with 27,852 points.

Poppin’Party topped the Hot Albums chart with their new mini album “Breakthrough!”

YOASOBI also topped the Streaming Songs chart for the sixth consecutive week with “Yoru ni Kakeru.”

Twenty★Twenty topped the Download Songs chart with their debut digital single “smile.”

SEVENTEEN also topped the Download Albums chart with their new mini album “Heng:garae.”

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, SHE’S, and Toketa Denkyu Perform on Love music for July 5

This week’s performers were TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, SHE’S, and Toketa Denkyu. This week’s talk guests were Iwai Yuki (Haraichi), Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man), Mukai Seitaro (Tenshin).

SHE’S – Letter

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – katharsis

Toketa Denkyu – Triangle

Ohashi Trio Performs with Kanjani8 on KanJam Kanzennen SHOW for July 5

This week’s guests were Teraoka Yohito, Ohashi Trio, mabanua, AAAMYYY, Shimada Masanori, and Yamazaki Hironari (Untouchable).

Ohashi Trio x Kanjani8 – HONEY

Johnny’s WEST, SEVENTEEN, Twenty★Twenty, and YOASOBI Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 6/22 – 6/28

This week, Johnny’s WEST topped the Combined Single chart with their new single “Shouko”, with 212,064 points in its first week.

SEVENTEEN topped the Combined Album chart with their new mini album “Heng:garae”, with 106,278 points in its first week.

Johnny’s WEST also topped the Single chart with “Shouko”, selling 212,064 copies in its first week.

SEVENTEEN also topped the Album chart with “Heng:garae”, selling 100,892 copies in its first week.

Twenty★Twenty topped the Digital Single chart with their debut digital single “smile”, selling 69,380 copies in its first week.

SEVENTEEN also topped the Digital Album chart “Heng:garae”, selling 2,613 copies in its first week.

YOASOBI also topped the Streaming chart for the sixth consecutive week with “Yoru ni Kakeru”, with 6,817,610 points in its 11th week in the chart’s top 10.

Shohei Miura & Mirei Kiritani welcome a baby boy!

Power couple Shohei Miura and Mirei Kiritani have welcomed a new addition to the family! Both made an announcement on their official Instagam accounts that Kiritani had successfully given birth to a healthy baby boy!

Kiritani stated that he’s fully of energy, and both her and the baby are doing fine. She stated that she will consider resuming her entertainment activities once her overall physical condition improves. Miura left a similar statement on his account, commenting that even though there’s a lot of sad news going around and the future isn’t certain, they hope that the damage doesn’t spread further.

CAPSULE & COLTEMONIKHA albums coming to streaming services

Rejoice! The albums from Yasutaka Nakata’s two bands CAPSULE and COLTEMONIKHA will be coming to streaming services!

All of CAPSULE’s albums will soon be made available on most of your favorite streaming platforms beginning with their 2001 debut “High Collar Girl”. Currently, the only album available for streaming from CAPSULE is their 2015 album “WAVE RUNNER”.

Oricon Flashback: Week of 6/29

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback! This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

Yurina Hirate stars in Mrs. GREEN APPLE’s latest MV “WanteD! WanteD!”(Side Story ver.)

Former Keyakizaka46 center Yurina Hirate has the leading role in the latest MV from j-rock band Mrs. GREEN APPLE.

Fans who have missed Hirate’s signature interpretative dance choreography are in luck, as she busts it out for the MV for “WanteD! WanteD!” (Side Story ver.) “WanteD! WanteD!” was originally released in August 2017, the 5th single for the group overall. It was a big hit for the group, and continues to have steady success today.

The new version of the MV shows Hirate dancing on a beach and on the city streets while she enthusiastically sings along to the song. Check it out below: