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.

12/7/08

Album:

Mariah Carey – The Ones (second week sales: 613,990 / second consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

GLAY – BE WITH YOU (first week sales: 555,810)

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12/8/03

Album:

aiko – Akatsuki no Love Letter (first week sales: 232,422)

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Single:

Mr.Children – Tenohira / Kurumi (second week sales: 73,755 / second consecutive week at #1)

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12/8/08

Album:

Mika Nakashima – VOICE (first week sales: 155,502)

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Single /Billboard Hot 100:

EXILE – LAST CHRISTMAS (first week sales: 200,255)

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12/9/13

Album:

KAT-TUN – Kusabi (first week sales: 168,209)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

Nogizaka46 – Barrette (first week sales: 395,127)

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