The number one single last week was “EXPOSE” from KAT-TUN, which scored 154,710 copies sold – right within what has become their consistent range of 150k-160k. I guess consistency is good, though a bit boring.

Kashiwagi Yuki-san’s solo debut met with great success at #2, as “Short Cake” took gold in its first week, selling 104,799.

At #3, SKE48‘s “Choco no Dorei” posted 46,892 in sales in its second week, bringing its total to 585,806.

Dream5’s “COME ON!/Doremifa Sorairo” took #9, selling 11,901 (that one at the end was my contribution).

To my delight (because I like the song much more than their usual stuff), AKB48’s “UZA” continues to hold up, grabbing #17 in its fifteenth week for a running total of 1,254,593.

Nogizaka46‘s “Seifuku no Mannequin” was at #22 with an eight-week total of 294,955.

“ANIMAL” by Generations from EXILE TRIBE fell quite a way in its second week, finding itself at #23, adding 4,355 for a total of 76,581. That’s a fairly soft second week for an EXILE group.

Golden Bombers continue to get results out of “Dance My Generation”. It took #27 in its sixth week to reach 165,943.

“Music” from Sakanaction held in there at #28 for a three-week total of 46,199.

In albums, the top spot was taken by Hamasaki Ayumi-san’s “LOVE again”, which sold 53,065 copies.

Sonar Pocket’s “Sonapokeism 4 – Kimi to Iu Hana” got #2, selling 39,035.

Continuing its resurgence, “Take Me Home” from One Direction added 16,519 in its thirteenth week, which was good enough for the #6 spot and a total of 172,901.

Nakashima Mika-san’s “REAL” took #7 in its second week, adding 16,241 to bring its total to 65,339.

Finally, Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” continued in the top 10 at #8 for a nine-week sum of 96,599 – a stone throw away from gold.