The top single for the past week was “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” by Sandaime J Soul Brothers. It saw a very impressive 162,174 copies sold to take the top spot.

At #2 was DISH// with “Saisho no Koi ~Motetakute~/FLAME”, which sold 39,516 copies.

SHINee’s “Lucky Star” took #3, selling 35,837.

In its second week, Jin’s “daze/days” was at #7 and added 9,082 to its total, bringing it to 48,497.

UVERworld’s “Nanoka-me no Ketsui” took #12, selling an additional 4,732 to get its two-week total to 55,868.

Taking #19 in its ninth week, “Geragerapo no Uta” from King Cream Soda sold 3.796 copies and now has a total of 69,636 copies sold.

“ONE ~for the win~” from NEWS found itself at #21 this week after selling 3,329, lifting its three-week total to 193,467.

At #22, it was “Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!” from μ’s, which sold 3,130 and boasts a three-week total of 55,328.

Arashi’s “Dare mo Shiranai” took #23 and has a total of 516,010 after five weeks.

Spending week three at #25, “Sweat/Answer” from Tohoshinki sold 2,900 and has a total of 137,684 copies sold.

And yes, Fukuda Kouhei-san’s “Tougegoe” managed to hang in there – it took #28 by selling 2,735 and now has a thirteen-week total of 67,935.

Wait . . . where was last week’s top single, Kim Hyun-joong’s “HOT SUN”? I had to look all the way down at #65 to find out how it did in its second week – the worst result for a previous #1 that I’ve yet seen.

On the album side, KAT-TUN’s “come Here” sold 75,026 to take #1. That’s not at all good, as their previous album, “Chain”, sold 110,055 in its first week.

Chris Hart’s “Heart Song II” got second place, selling 38,273. Chances are we’ll see more of it in coming weeks, if his past album is any indication.

“Ballada” from Amuro Namie-san was at #3, continuing its impressive run by selling 20,333.  Its four-week total is 373,727.

The soundtrack for Frozen held onto #5, and now has a total of 831,302 copies sold after twenty weeks.

Hey! Say! Jump’s “smart” didn’t manage to stay in the top 10 in its second week – it dropped to #11, selling 9,305 to reach a total of 136,039 copies sold. Based on first week sales, that’s fairly weak.