Japanese Internet User Statistics

Yahoo ranked No. 1 in April 2000 with 9.8 million unique visitors, followed by @Nifty with more than 8.4 million unique visitors, according to Internet and digital media measurement by Media Metrix.

Media Metrix also offers the following information from its April 2000 data:

  • Japan has 16,400,000 Internet users, representing 13.3 percent of the nation’s population
  • 63 percent of Japanese Internet users are male, 37 percent are female
  • Japan has 14 million at-work Internet users, more than 6.5 million at-home users, and 4.4 million people who use the Internet at home and at work
  • There are 1.8 million people accessing the Web via cell phones in Japan
  • Japan has 600,000 PDA users
  • 110,000 people in Japan use set-top boxes
  • There are 330,000 game machine users in Japan


Top 15 Domains Among Japanese Home Internet Users
April 2000
Rank Domain Unique Visitors
(000)
Reach
1. Yahoo.co.jp 9,793 69.6%
2. Nifty.com 8,411 59.8%
3. Biglobe.ne.jp 6,904 49.1%
4. Geocities.co.jp 6,342 45.1%
5. Microsoft.com 5,402 38.4%
6. Hi-Ho.ne.jp 5,373 38.2%
7. DTI.ne.jp 5,330 37.9%
8. So-Net.ne.jp 5,294 37.6%
9. Rakuten.co.jp 9,793 69.6%
10. Goo.ne.jp 4,241 30.1%
11. MBN.or.jp 4,163 29.6%
12. MSN.co.jp 4,051 28.8%
13. Lycos.co.jp 3,910 27.8%
14. Interq.or.jp 3,598 25.6%
15. ODN.ne.jp 3,554 25.3%
Source: Media Metrix Japan April 2000

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