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Internet Usage Statistics:
118,626,672 Internet users in Dec, 2017, 93.3% of the population, according to ITU.

Japan - officially Nihon-koku or Nippon-koku - is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, People’s Republic of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan’s name mean "sun-origin country", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a major economic power, with the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP, after the United States. It is a member of the United Nations, G8, G4, OECD and APEC. Japan is also the world’s fourth largest exporter and sixth largest importer. Japan is a developed country with high living standards and a world leader in technology, machinery, and robotics.

Latest Population Estimate:
127,185,332 population for 2018, according to United Nations Population Division .

Gross Domestic Product:
GNI per capita is US$ 42,000 according to I.W.F.

Country Area:
377,812 sq km - The population density is 337 persons per sq km

Weather in Japan:
Check the local weather in Japan .

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pop.

Usage Source




37.1 %



60.9 %




68.0 %





73.8 %





73.8 %





78.2 %





91.0 %





94.0 %





93.3 %


Japan Search Engines and Directories:
Japan Search Engines and Directories.

Telecommunications Carriers Association.

Japan Profiles:

Japan Profile from the Wikipedia

Japan Profile from the BBC

Japan Internet Network Information Center.

Doing Business in Japan:

Doing Business in Japan
World Bank Group information for Japan.

Doing Business in Japan
Cultural Traditions and facts in Japan.

Doing Business in Japan
Cultural Awareness Training and information about Japan.

Japan Telecoms and Broadband Internet Reports

Japan Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media Statistics Report
This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Japan's telecommunications market. The report analyses the Telecoms Infrastructure, mobile, fixed broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy sectors.

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Japan Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media, Statistics and Analysis Report Japan’s telecommunications sector is one of the most active markets in the world. Moving towards 2017 Japan possesses one of the most advanced and largest broadband markets in the world. Much of the success of broadband in Japan is owed to the stunning growth surge that occurred on the back of DSL broadband technology. Get the complete report

Japan Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband Operators, Statistics and Analysis
Moving into 2016 there were approximately 160 million mobile subscribers in Japan with the majority expected to be accessing services through LTE networks. Japan's mobile market place remains an aggressive arena given the mature nature of the market.
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Internet in Japan

April 5, 2009 - The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry of Japan has informed that as of the end of 2008, the number of Internet users aged 6 years and older increased by 2.8 million to 90.91 million from the previous year. The penetration rate of Internet users also increased 2.3 points to 75.3 percent, according to a recent survey the ministry stated.

Using a multiple-response questionnaire, the survey showed the number of users who access the Internet with personal computers was the highest at 82.55 million, while the number of people who access it from cell phones was 75.06 million. Those accessing it via a games console or TV was 5.67 million, it said.

In another survey regarding household Internet access using personal computers at home, the rate of households using high-speed broadband increased 5.8 points from the previous year, now reaching 73.4 percent. Of those who have broadband, 53.1 percent use a fiber optic network, according to the ministry.

The survey was conducted on 4,515 households with at least one person aged 20 or older. The number of Internet users and the penetration rate were estimated based on the survey data and national census figures.

According to the Internet World Stats, Japan currently ranks sixth in the world in the number of Internet users.

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