The 5 members group Tohoshinki is ranked second at annual search ranking in Japan popular search site, proves the increasing popularity of the group in Japan.
Yahoo Japan word-search ranking recently announced the search ranking compiled from January 1st, 2009 until last October 31st. At the annual result, Tohoshinki is spotted at 2nd after Japanese popular group Arashi. 3rd place is owned by EXILE, Takeru Sato on the 4th, while Kitagawa Keiko is on 5th.
Tohoshinki was on 3rd place last year, and Arashi rose to 1st from their 2nd spot, while EXILE unlike last year is out of the top two.
Tohoshinki occupies high rank in various search ranking sections in this popular rank. In the professional rank sections, the group is on 7th for picture section, 3rd in video section, and 2nd in the news/knowledge section.
In addition, for the whole search ranking Tohoshinki is on top 45 with Arashi is holding on the 39th, becomes one of singers in the top 100 list. Tohoshinki also becomes the 1st in full search ranking for video site YouTube, 2nd in popular Japan blog site MIXI, 3rd in Japanese community site 2ch, all these respective sites are highly popular in Japan.