1 million blogs in Japan, 15 million Japanese have added comments to a blog: report

Filed as News on April 20, 2005 2:55 pm

by Duncan

New reports out of Japan indicate that the number of blogs in Japan has now surpassed 1 million.

According to quotes from Netratings Japan in the Asahi Newspaper, 15 million Japanese have commented on a blog and 14.95 million Japanese internet users on the 14 largest ISP’s in the country have accessed a blog, around 40% of all Japanese internet users.

The same report also quotes Junya Kondo of blog provider Hatena Co stating that they were currently signing up 10,000 new bloggers a month.

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  1. Mangas Verdes » Japón, un millón de blogsApril 20, 2005 at 7:43 pm
  2. By Neil Patel posted on October 1, 2005 at 11:05 pm
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    That is a pretty large number. I wonder what the blogging growth rate is per year in Japan.

  3. By Anonymous posted on October 23, 2005 at 4:26 am
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    Nice to see your site is being updated!