Those numbers are based on the data from April to October in 2013. Japan app placed Number 10 and increased their number of unique users by 45% just within the past 6 months.
LINE won as the most popular smartphone application. Although there are many Japanese websites running in Japan, the majority of Japanese internet users tend to prefer overseas websites such as Google, Facebook, and You Tube.
The rankings of the number of desktop visitors are as follows.
The results are calculated according to monthly desktop visitor numbers (from home and work) from January to October in 2012.
On the other hand, as for mobile apps, LINE achieved the top share in Japan while three Japan-made video websites ranked in the most popular video site ranking.
We believe LINE attracts many young Japanese users by appealing to their metropolitan lifestyle.
If anything, our parents were more concerned with our tying up the phone lines than our online whereabouts.
Sure, we may have been making under-the-table investments with Nigerian princes, but our parents were solely worried about the busy signal clogging our line.
The internet was a new and exciting place, and it seemed like a safe and inpenetrable fortress of unsupervised mischief.Words like "modem failure" and "inability to connect" haunted us, forcing us to redial and redial until finally we could enter our glorious online community.At our house, there were three potential modem phone numbers with which to reach the internet, and we'd frantically alternate between our options, forever seeking a signal. No sooner than we'd heard that familiar robotically enthusiastic declaration "You've Got Mail!While the search engine giant, Google is the most popular search engine in Japan, Yahoo!Japan provides various different sub-services such as Yahoo!