One way check out the latest hot musics in Japanese music industry is by looking at their music charts. When speaking about Japanese music charts, the first thing that comes to mind will definitely is the Oricon. But there is more other charts that worth checking out too that I introduce in this post.
I visit Oricon Style regularly. The ranking is based on the sales of the singles/album. Sorted by daily, weekly, and monthly, Oricon itself is already sufficient to check out the latest hit music. English version can be found at ThePPN.
Japan Billboard Hot 100
A Japanese music chart based on Billboard style calculation.
Yahoo! Music Ranking
Recochoku Chaku Uta Ranking
A chart site dedicated to hand phone music tone (Chaku Uta). Normally the upcoming release songs will be first release as Chaku Uta. It is quite an important chart to look out because Japanese people used to download songs through hand phone.
Mora music download ranking
A chart based on music downloads.
Music Station Power Ranking
Finally, another worth checking chart is Music Station Power Ranking.
Because this post is all about Japanese music so all the sites are in Japanese language. Sorry if any inconvenience caused.