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Sunrise Nippon / Horizon

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"Sunrise Nippon/Horizon"
Single by Arashi
from the album Arashi No.1 Ichigou: Arashi wa Arashi o Yobu!
ReleasedApril 5, 2000 (2000-04-05)
FormatCD single
LabelJ Storm
Arashi singles chronology
"Sunrise Nippon/Horizon"
"Typhoon Generation"

"Sunrise Nippon/Horizon" (Sunrise日本/Horizon, "Sunrise Japan/Horizon") is the second single and first double A-side single by Japanese boy band Arashi. The single was released on April 5, 2000 in two editions. While both the regular edition and limited edition contains two songs and its instrumentals, only the limited edition was released in the shape of a flying disc and included a set of round stickers. It reached number one on the Oricon Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of 400,000 copies.

Single information

"Sunrise Nippon" was covered by Eurobeat Lovers in Dancemania Presents JParadise and quoted in the drama Ikebukuro West Gate Park. Although both "Sunrise Nippon" and "Horizon" are A-side songs, only "Sunrise Nippon" has a music video.


"Sunrise Nippon" was written by F&T and Kōji Makaino, and arranged by Chokkaku. Musically, "Sunrise Nippon" is a pop song with a "groovy bass line" and "cheerful, funky melody".[1] "Horizon" was written by Takeshi and Shin Tanimoto, and arranged by Hitoshi Munakata and Naoki Hayashibe. CD Journal described "Horizon" as an aggressive rock song with loud guitar.[1]

Track listing

1."Sunrise Nippon"F&TKōji MakainoChokkaku4:43
2."Horizon"TakeshiShin Tanimoto
3."Sunrise Nippon" (instrumental)F&TMakainoChokkaku4:43
4."Horizon" (instrumental)TakeshiTanimoto
  • Munakata
  • Hayashibe
Total length:19:50

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Japan April 5, 2000[6] CD (PCCJ-00001)[6] Pony Canyon


  1. ^ a b c "ARASHI / ARASHI 5×10 All the BEST! 1999-2009 [2CD]" (in Japanese). CD Journal. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  2. ^ "Sunrise Nippon" (in Japanese). Utasuki Mstore. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  3. ^ a b 2000年04月第3週の邦楽シングルランキング情報. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  4. ^ Sunrise Nippon/Horizon, Retrieved 2009-12-18[circular reference]
  5. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年7月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. September 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 490: 8. September 10, 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Sunrise Nippon/Horizon" (in Japanese). Johnny's net. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
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