Mariko Okada

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AKB48 photographed in Tokyo on June 7, 2014.

AKB48 Tops Billboard Japan's 2016 Artist Ranking: See the List

Billboard Japan's year-end Artist Ranking is based on the total points accumulated throughout the year from physical and digital sales (both singles and albums), radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! view counts, Gracenote look-ups and streaming.
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AKB48 and Justin Bieber Top Billboard Japan's Year-End Charts

Billboard's sister organization Billboard Japan has unveiled its 2016 year-end chart rankings. The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! view counts, Gracenote look-ups and streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics. The Hot Albums chart is based on physical and digital sales, as well as Gracenote look-ups.