Have you ever stopped to think about how Japanese people spend their time on the internet? What are the most accessed sites in Japan and Brazil? Thinking about it we did a research to share not only the data and statistics related to the Japanese internet, in this article we go further and make comparisons of internet usage from Japan and Brazil.
About 100 million people use the internet in Japan, while in Brazil only 119 million have access to the internet. Of that number, about 75 million Japanese use the internet by cell phone, while in Brazil the number is about 80 million.
The data in this article are for the year 2017, so there may be differences with the present. Despite being old, they can serve as cultural references and ideas. We do not intend to update these rankings, data is provided by Google itself.
The most accessed sites in Japan
The data used in this article is from the similarweb site, in the list you can see its position, link and the category that fits the site. The list below shows the most visited sites in Japan:
|2||yahoo.co.jp||News and Media|
|7||docomo.ne.jp||Internet and Telephony|
|12||news.yahoo.co.jp||News and Media|
|13||wikipedia.org||Dictionaries and Encyclopedias|
|14||nicovideo.jp||TV and Video|
|16||livedoor.jp||News and Media|
|18||pixiv.net||Visual Arts and Design|
|19||auone.jp||Internet and Telecom|
|21||syosetu.com||Arts & Entertainment|
|24||livedoor.com||News and Media|
|25||naver.jp||News and Media|
|27||goo.ne.jp||News and Media|
|29||news.livedoor.com||News and Media|
|32||ampproject.org||Computer and Electronics|
|33||weather.yahoo.co.jp||News and Media|
|36||5ch.net||Relative of 2ch and 4ch?|
|37||tabelog.com||Food and drinks|
|39||doorblog.jp||People and society|
|41||dmkt-sp.jp||TV and videos|
|42||tenki.jp||News and weather|
|44||line.me||Social network, messenger|
|46||cookpad.com||Food and drinks|
|47||nifty.com||Internet and telephony|
|48||jma.go.jp||News and weather|
The most accessed sites in Brazil
The list below shows the most accessed sites in Brazil:
|3||youtube.com||TV and Video|
|5||globo.com||News and Media|
|6||uol.com.br||News and Media|
|11||yahoo.com||News and Media|
|13||netflix.com||TV and Video|
|15||ampproject.org||Computer and Electronics|
|19||wikipedia.org||Dictionaries and Encyclopedias|
|20||msn.com||News and Media|
|27||folio.uol.com.br||News and Media|
|28||april.com.br||News and Media|
|29||terra.com.br||News and Media|
|30||linkedin.com||Internet and telecommunications|
|32||bol.uol.com.br||News and Media|
|34||vivo.com.br||Internet and Telecommunications|
|35||letras.mus.br||Arts & Entertainment|
|36||farm.gov.br||Law and Government|
|39||news.uol.com.br||News and Media|
|40||brainly.com.br||Career and Education|
|41||Correios.com.br||Business & Industry|
|45||mediafire.com||Internet and Telecom|
|47||loboclick.com||Ads for adult sites|
|48||goo.gl||Internet and Telecom|
Comparing the most visited sites in Japan x Brazil
What can we understand about the most accessed sites in Japan and Brazil? One of the most shocking things was seeing on the Brazilian list an ADS site (ads) for adult sites (+18). This makes us understand that many Brazilians try to make money from adult sites in the country and in the world.
I was also impressed with the growth of the website for digital and physical products monentizze.com.br that surpasses the access of the famous hotmart. Apparently yahoo.co.jp manages to be more popular than youtube in Japan. Google's video site also apparently manages to surpass the hits of the famous single Japanese website.
Netflix is relatively new in Japan that didn't even appear in the ranking of the 49 most accessed sites in the country. In Brazil we had several advertising or invisible sites on the list, which conveys the idea that many try to profit from ads in a heavy and violent way, using alternatives other than Google Adsense or ADX.
I wanted to put the number of views from each country, but unfortunately the website I took as a source does not provide this data. We believe that the average number of visits to the first sites on the list is above 50 million monthly. I hope you enjoyed the article, if you liked it share and leave your comments.
See what Japan Searches on Google
At the end of 2017, Google revealed a list of the most popular searches on its search platform. In Brazil, the most searched term was Big Brother Brazil showing the culture level. You will see that the Japanese are not so different from Brazilians and are not as interested in knowledge as some imagine.
Let's start by showing the list of the 10 most searched terms in Japan and also in Brazil to make a comparison.
- Kobayashi Mao
- North Korea
- Dragon Quest 11
- Kazuyo Matsui
- Namie Amuro
- Fumika Shimizu
- Iphone 8
- Chiemi Blouson
- Big Brother Brazil
- Brasileirão Table
- And either
- Marcelo Rezende
- The call
- Hurricane Irma
- The farm
This first ranking is about the words that had the most increase and consequently were the most searched in the world. Of course, there are several other words and terms that had more searches, but they should not be selected for ranking.
In the Japanese ranking we find several prominent people, let's talk a little about them below. Rather, we must mention the concern about North Korea and the typhoons of the Japanese summer. The Iphone 8 is another common and accessible thing for the Japanese, I feel sorry for everyone who lives in Brazil, which makes the device a thing of status.
It was impressive to see the RPG game Dragon Quest 11 as the 3rd most searched on Google. Perhaps its launch on the Nintendo switch and other portable platforms has caused the demand to become great. The installed base of the 3DS plus the success of the switch and the beloved PS4 should cover a large part of Japanese Internet users.
Fifth, we have the WBC, which stands for World Boxing Council. I didn't imagine that the Japanese liked boxing that much.
Japanese Google Search 2017
Now let's talk about the people who appeared on Japanese google searches in 2017.
Kobayashi Mao - A famous Japanese newscaster who was once an actress. Unfortunately she died this year on June 22, 2017 at the age of 34, of breast cancer. This should be the main reason for high searches on google.
Kazuyo Matsui - Japanese actress, investor, businesswoman, essayist, university professor and life counselor. The high search for that name on google was because the actress started talking about a case that her husband with more than 17 years of marriage was having. A lot was said, even forbidden viagra the man took.
Namie Amuro - A popular Japanese pop singer who announced her retirement for September 16, 2018.
Fumika Shimizu - Actress, idol and model. In February 2017 she announced her retirement to join a religion called Happy Science.
Chiemi Blouson - A Japanese comedian and actress who participated in several programs in 2017.
Other Japanese Google rankings
Finally, let's share other rankings that google shared in 2017:
- What is 忖?
- What is Premium Friday?
- What is liberal?
- What is Conspiracy?
- What is valu?
- What is an alert?
- What is a hand spinner
- What is hemolytic bacteria
- What is the dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies What is an exclusive economic zone?
- Liberalization of gas
- Application comparison
- Electronic Cigarettes
- Super Net
- Delivery charges
- VR Goggle
Below is a separate ranking by gender:
Most wanted by men
- Card games
- Kim Mio
- Fuji Sota
- Aki Takahashi
- Kei Komuro
- Ito Motoya
- Ikeda University
- Eiichiro Funakoshi
- Toro sāmon
Most searched by women
- Kobayashi Mao
- Matsui Ichiyo
- Namie Amuro
- Fumiji Shimizu
- Chumimi Blouson
- Kobayashi Rina
- Mayaa Matsuno
- Sato Rin
- Toyoda Mayuko
- Yoko Nozomi
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