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.

11/30/98

Album:

Mariah Carey – The Ones (first week sales: 1,046,710)

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Single:

Mariya Takeuchi – Camouflage / Winter Lovers (first week sales: 130,460)

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12/1/03

Album:

KICK THE CAN CREW – BEST ALBUM 2001-2003 (first week sales: 155,768)

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Single:

Mr.Children – Tenohira / Kurumi (first week sales: 286,982)

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12/1/08

Album:

NEWS – color (first week sales: 180,380)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

UVERworld – Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi (first week sales: 118,852)

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12/2/13

Album:

Porno Graffitti – PORNOGRAFFITTI 15th Anniversary “ALL TIME SINGLES” (first week sales: 85,324)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

SKE48 – Sansei Kawaii! (first week sales: 449,003)

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