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Japan’s mobile app market is booming. With some of the highest annual install rates world-wide and consistently impressive usage rates, Japan has cemented itself as one of the most important mobile app markets around. This is partially because Japan has a highly advanced economy with a robust, technologically-engaged population, and also partially due to the fact that Japan is home to many of the globe’s most important tech companies. To name a few: SoftBank, SHARP, Sony, Seiko Epson, and more. In this article, we will provide a number of detailed statistics and insights into the Japan Android app market with focus on apps only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many Japanese app publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many apps they have released, and how Japanese apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, such that only app publishers with valid Japanese addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

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Where Does the Data Come From?

Our job at 42matters is to analyze the millions of mobile apps available in the Google Play and iOS App Store. We track everything from app rankings, to download estimates, to changes in meta information, to SDK usage, and more. If you would like to leverage our data into your own product, research or upmobile app industry analysis, it can be obtained via our API or File Dumps. Also, a selected portions of our data can be accessed with our interactive App Market Explorer. If you want to learn more contact us.

How Many App Publishers Are from Japan?

There are more than 4,965 Japanese publishers on Google Play out of all 778,688 app publishers. One of the biggest Japanese publishers are LINE Corporation, Yahoo Japan Corp., SHARP CORPORATION, NTT DOCOMO, +HOME by Ateam, SoftBank Corp., Sony Network Communications Inc., Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc., Seiko Epson Corporation, Recruit Co.Ltd. . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Japan. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

JAPANESE PUBLISHERS

4,965

PERCENTAGE GLOBALLY

1 %


How Many Apps Are from Japanese App Publishers?

There are more than 25,334 apps from Japanese publishers on Google Play out of the 2,693,489 apps. Apps with most downloads of Japanese publishers are PayPay-ペイペイ(簡単、お得なスマホ決済アプリ), d払い-スマホ決済アプリ、キャッシュレスでお支払い, PayPayフリマ - かんたん・安心フリマアプリ, LINE: Free Calls & Messages, Yahoo! JAPAN, dmenuニュース 無料で読めるドコモが提供する安心信頼のニュースアプリ, QR Scanner & Barcode Scanner, メルカリ-フリマアプリ&スマホ決済メルペイ, PayPayモール, 楽天市場 ショッピングアプリ . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from Japanese publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here..

APPS BY JAPANESE PUBLISHERS

25,334

PERCENTAGE GLOBALLY

1%


How Are Apps from Japanese Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 25,334 apps from Japanese publishers on Google Play is 2.79 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all apps of 3.09 stars. Apps from Japanese publishers on Google Play have on average 1,236 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,084 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

AVERAGE RATING OF JAPANESE Apps

2.79 stars

AVERAGE #RATINGS OF JAPANESE Apps

1,236


How Focused Are Japanese Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

70% of released apps by Japanese publishers are apps and 30% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, Japanese publishers focus more on games with 30% of releases compared to all publishers that focus 13% on games. Use our full App Market Explorer to filter for the most successful mobile apps and games.

JAPANESE APPS

70%

JAPANESE GAMES

30%


How Many Downloads Do Apps from Japanese Publishers Get?

Apps by Japanese publishers have an average of 156.99k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 139.24k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

AVERAGE DOWNLOADS PER JAPANESE APP

156.99k

AVERAGE DOWNLOADS PER APP

139.24k


How Do Japanese Apps Monetize?

12% of apps by Japanese publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 4% are paid. 41% of apps by Japanese publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 41% have ads. 10% of apps by Japanese publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

PAID

12%

ADS

41%

IN-APP BILLING

10%


Do Japanese Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

27% of apps of Japanese publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. Overall they put more effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 22%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

JAPANESE APPS ON BOTH STORES

27%

OVERALL APPS ON BOTH STORES

22%


Who Are the Top 10 Japanese Publishers Based on Downloads?

The following are the top publishers from Japan that accumulated most downloads.

1) LINE Corporation

LINE Corporation is on position 1 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. LINE Corporation is an app developer and publisher, and provider of internet services, based in Tokyo, Japan. Launched in 2011, it is a subsidiary of the South Korean internet search giant, Naver Corporation. LINE Corporation has developed and published such apps as LINE Lite: Free Calls & Messages, LINE Camera - Photo editor, LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, LINE PLAY - Our Avatar World, and more. They own 56 apps that have been downloaded together more than 1.02b+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.02b+

NUMBER OF APPS

56


2) Yahoo Japan Corp.

Yahoo Japan Corp. is on position 2 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. Yahoo! Japan Corp. is a Japanese internet company. It was formed as a joint venture between the American internet company Yahoo! and the Japanese company SoftBank. Yahoo! Japan Corp. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has developed and published a number of mobile apps. Yahoo Japan Corp. has published: Yahoo!乗換案内 無料の時刻表、運行情報、乗り換え検索, ヤフオク! -ネットオークション、フリマアプリ スマホでかんたんショッピング, 防災速報 - 地震、津波、豪雨など、災害情報をいち早くお届け, Yahoo!ショッピング-アプリでお得で便利にお買い物, and more. They own 41 apps that have been downloaded together more than 255.04m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

255.04m+

NUMBER OF APPS

41


3) SHARP CORPORATION

SHARP CORPORATION is on position 3 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in the design and manufacturing of electronic products. The company was founded in Tokyo in September, 1912. More recently they have begun developing and publishing mobile apps. SHARP CORPORATION has built such apps as: SHアルバム, SHSHOW, エモパー, エモパー おれんじん, and more. They own 296 apps that have been downloaded together more than 167.54m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

167.54m+

NUMBER OF APPS

296


4) NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO is on position 4 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest telecommunications company. Founded in 1991, they provide innovative, convenient, and secure mobile services that enable customers to lead smarter lives. NTT DOCOMO also has numerous apps to their name, including dポイントクラブ, My docomo - 料金・通信量の確認, dメニュー, d払い-スマホ決済アプリ、キャッシュレスでお支払い, and more. They own 89 apps that have been downloaded together more than 138.8m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

138.8m+

NUMBER OF APPS

89


5) +HOME by Ateam

+HOME by Ateam is on position 5 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. +HOME by Ateam is a product of Ateam Inc., a provider of mobile content based in Nagoya, Japan. Ateam Inc. has three primary divisions: Lifestyle Support, Entertainment, and E-Commerce. +HOME by Ateam has developed apps like: Beautiful Wallpaper Pastel Pink Cosmos Theme, Stylish Wallpaper Galaxy Heart Theme, Beautiful Wallpaper Twilight Clock Tower Theme,フラワリーキス~てんびん座~かわいい壁紙アイコン無料, and more. They own 1680 apps that have been downloaded together more than 121.18m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

121.18m+

NUMBER OF APPS

1680


6) SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp. is on position 6 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. SoftBank Corp. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company owns stakes in various global brands, including Arm Holdings, Boston Dynamics, Sprint, Alibaba, and more. Softbank also runs Vision Fund, the renowned technology-focused venture capital fund. SoftBank Corp. has developed and published SoftBankメール, My SoftBankプラス, Mobile Installer (ソフトバンク), Disaster Message Board, and more. They own 65 apps that have been downloaded together more than 114.78m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

114.78m+

NUMBER OF APPS

65


7) Sony Network Communications Inc.

Sony Network Communications Inc. is on position 7 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. Sony Network Communications Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, the Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Tokyo. Sony Network Communications Inc. has developed numerous apps, including News Suite by Sony, Motion Shot, So-net 会員アプリ, Motion Shot-Effect [Animation], and more. They own 23 apps that have been downloaded together more than 89.63m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

89.63m+

NUMBER OF APPS

23


8) Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc.

Sony Home Entertainment & Sound Products Inc. is on position 8 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. This subsidiary if Sony focuses on the Audio and Visual domain with apps such as Headphones Connect, Music Center (SongPal) and Fiestable. They own 19 apps that have been downloaded together more than 79.54m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

79.54m+

NUMBER OF APPS

19


9) Seiko Epson Corporation

Seiko Epson Corporation is on position 9 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. Seiko Epson Corporation is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printers. The company has numerous subsidiaries worldwide and manufactures a variety of printers, scanners, desktop computers, and more. Seiko Epson Corporation has developed many apps to supplement their hardware products, including Epson Print Enabler, Epson iPrint, Epson Printer Finder, Epson View, and more. They own 29 apps that have been downloaded together more than 57.87m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

57.87m+

NUMBER OF APPS

29


10) Recruit Co.,Ltd.

Recruit Co.,Ltd. is on position 10 of the biggest Japanese app publishers. Since their founding, Recruit Co.,Ltd. has made it their mission to connect individuals and businesses. In an era where information has become available anytime, anywhere, Recruit Co.,Ltd. is determined to focus on proposing optimal choices. They seek to provide “Opportunities for Life.” Recruit Co.,Ltd. has developed a wide variety of apps, including Hot Pepper Gourmet, ヘア&ビューティーサロン検索/ホットペッパービューティー, Beautiful ID Photo Camera, スタディサプリENGLISH - ビジネス英語・英会話, and more. They own 83 apps that have been downloaded together more than 54.05m+ times.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

54.05m+

NUMBER OF APPS

83


What Are the Most Used SDKs by Japanese Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Japan app publishers. To find out which apps integrate the following SDK use our App Market Explorer. We have also aggregated the worldwide Top Ad Network SDKs and other categories.

1) Android Support Library V4

55% of apps from Japanese publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 8,476 apps. Android Support Library V4, developed by Google’s Android team, is a platform that helps app developers manage the release of new API versions. Rather than developing code to handle the provisioning of new features on earlier releases, developers can leverage Android Support Library V4 to provide that compatibility layer.

PERCENTAGE

55%

NUMBER OF APPS

8,476


2) Google Ads AdMob

46% of apps from Japanese publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 7,192 apps. Google Ads AdMob is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to monetize their mobile applications via in-app advertising. AdMob is based on the Google Mobile Ads SDK and serves over 200 billion ad requests a month, with over 1 million advertisers and 1 million apps currently running on the AdMob mobile ad network.

PERCENTAGE

46%

NUMBER OF APPS

7,192


3) Firebase

43% of apps from Japanese publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 6,741 apps. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

PERCENTAGE

43%

NUMBER OF APPS

6,741


4) Google Analytics

31% of apps from Japanese publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 4,879 apps. Google Analytics is an analytics SDK that enables app developers to measure user interactions on their app. It is designed to give developers the tools necessary to collect, configure, and analyze data in order to reach the right audience.

PERCENTAGE

31%

NUMBER OF APPS

4,879


5) Google Cloud Messaging

25% of apps from Japanese publishers have Google Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 3,929 apps.

PERCENTAGE

25%

NUMBER OF APPS

3,929


6) Google Play In-app billing

25% of apps from Japanese publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 3,845 apps. Google Play In-App Billing is an SDK that lets developers sell digital content on Android applications. It can be used to sell one-time products, rewarded products, subscriptions, and more.

PERCENTAGE

25%

NUMBER OF APPS

3,845


7) Android Design Support Library

24% of apps from Japanese publishers have Android Design Support Library integrated. In total 3,741 apps. Android Design Support Library, developed by Google’s Android team, provides app developers with an API to support adding material design components and patterns to their apps. The Design Support library helps app developers address various material design components and patterns, such as navigation drawers, floating action buttons, snackbars, and tabs.

PERCENTAGE

24%

NUMBER OF APPS

3,741


8) gson

22% of apps from Japanese publishers have gson integrated. In total 3,490 apps. Gson is a Google-developed Java library that app developers can leverage to convert Java Objects into their JSON representation, and vice versa. It works with arbitrary Java objects, including pre-existing objects of which developers do not have the source-code.

PERCENTAGE

22%

NUMBER OF APPS

3,490


9) Firebase Cloud Messaging

19% of apps from Japanese publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 2,899 apps. Firebase Cloud Messaging is a cross-platform messaging solution developed by Google that lets app developers reliably deliver messages at no cost. With Firebase Cloud Messaging, app developers can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync, and drive user re-engagement and retention with notification messages.

PERCENTAGE

19%

NUMBER OF APPS

2,899


10) Google Play Game Services

16% of apps from Japanese publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 2,538 apps. Google Play Game Services is an SDK that provides cross-platform services that gives app developers the ability to easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, Saved Games, and real-time multiplayer on their tablet and mobile games.

PERCENTAGE

16%

NUMBER OF APPS

2,538


What Are the Most Used Android App Permissions by Japanese Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently requested by Japan app publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by apps with specific permissions.

1) Internet Access

android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps. This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 83% of apps from Japanese use the Internet Access permission. Total 21,012 apps.

PERCENTAGE

83%

NUMBER OF APPS

21,012


2) Network Information Access

The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections. This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 76% of apps from Japanese use the Network Information Access permission. Total 19,367 apps.

PERCENTAGE

76%

NUMBER OF APPS

19,367


3) Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards. 49% of apps from Japanese use the Write External Storage permission. Total 12,491 apps.

PERCENTAGE

49%

NUMBER OF APPS

12,491


4) Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode. This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 49% of apps from Japanese use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 12,290 apps.

PERCENTAGE

49%

NUMBER OF APPS

12,290


5) Push Notification

com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 38% of apps from Japanese use the Push Notification permission. Total 9,751 apps.

PERCENTAGE

38%

NUMBER OF APPS

9,751


6) Read External Storage

The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards. 33% of apps from Japanese use the Read External Storage permission. Total 8,319 apps.

PERCENTAGE

33%

NUMBER OF APPS

8,319


7) Vibration

android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on. 26% of apps from Japanese use the Vibration permission. Total 6,635 apps.

PERCENTAGE

26%

NUMBER OF APPS

6,635


8) Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 25% of apps from Japanese use the Billing permission. Total 6,350 apps.

PERCENTAGE

25%

NUMBER OF APPS

6,350


9) Wifi Information Access

App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking. This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 24% of apps from Japanese use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 6,188 apps.

PERCENTAGE

24%

NUMBER OF APPS

6,188


10) Phone State Access

android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE enables apps to access the internal features of user devices. This makes it possible for apps to determine user phone numbers and device IDs, whether a call is active on a user’s device, and the remote phone number of those calling the user. 15% of apps from Japanese use the Phone State Access permission. Total 3,787 apps.

PERCENTAGE

15%

NUMBER OF APPS

3,787


What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of Japan. 53% of the highest ranked apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) PayPay-ペイペイ(簡単、お得なスマホ決済アプリ)
by PayPay Corporation (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

2) d払い-スマホ決済アプリ、キャッシュレスでお支払い
by NTT DOCOMO (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

3) Instagram
by Instagram
1,000,000,000+ downloads

4) PayPayフリマ - かんたん・安心フリマアプリ
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
100,000+ downloads

5) TikTok
by TikTok Pte. Ltd.
100,000,000+ downloads

6) LINE: Free Calls & Messages
by LINE Corporation (Japanese)
500,000,000+ downloads

7) Yahoo! JAPAN
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

8) SNOW
by SNOW, Inc.
100,000,000+ downloads

9) SmartNews: Local News Break
by SmartNews, Inc.
10,000,000+ downloads

10) YouTube Music - Stream...
by Google LLC
100,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Apps in Japan's Grossing Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of Japan. 93% of the top grossing apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) LINEマンガ -...
by LINE Corporation (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

2) LINE: Free Calls & Messages
by LINE Corporation (Japanese)
500,000,000+ downloads

3) ピッコマ - 人気マンガが待てば無料の漫画アプリ
by Kakao Japan Corp. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads


5) LIVIT
by 17 Media (H.K.) Limited
10,000,000+ downloads

6) Claw Machine Game Toreba...
by CyberStep, Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

7) LINE MUSIC(ラインミュージック)...
by LINE MUSIC (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

8) 少年ジャンプ+最強人気オリジナルマンガや電子書籍、アニ...
by 株式会社 集英社 (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

9) SHOWROOM - free live streaming
by SHOWROOM Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

10) タップル誕生 tapple - マッチングアプリ 恋活...
by 株式会社マッチングエージェント (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Social Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play social top chart of Japan. 40% of the top social apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) Instagram
by Instagram
1,000,000,000+ downloads

2) LIVIT
by 17 Media (H.K.) Limited
10,000,000+ downloads

3) Facebook
by Facebook
5,000,000,000+ downloads

4) Pinterest
by Pinterest
100,000,000+ downloads

5) BIGO LIVE–Live Stream,...
by BIGO TECHNOLOGY PTE. LTD.
100,000,000+ downloads

6) Mirrativ: Live-streaming...
by Mirrativ, Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

7) Pococha Live -...
by DeNA Co., Ltd. (Japanese)
100,000+ downloads

8) Zenly - Best Friends Only
by ZENLY
10,000,000+ downloads

9) Ameba
by CyberAgent Inc. (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

10) Snapchat
by Snap Inc
1,000,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked News Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play news top chart of Japan. 73% of the top news apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) Yahoo! JAPAN
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

2) SmartNews: Local News Break
by SmartNews, Inc.
10,000,000+ downloads

3) Twitter
by Twitter, Inc.
500,000,000+ downloads

4) dmenuニュース...
by NTT DOCOMO (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

5) グノシー エンタメニュース・スポーツニュースも無料
by Gunosy Inc. (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

6) ニュースパス かんたん操作で無料ニュースがすぐ読める
by KDDI株式会社&Gunosy Inc. (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

7) LUCRA(ルクラ) - 知りたいが見つかる女性向けアプリ
by Gunosy Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

8) (JP)テレビ
by Free TV App: News, TV Shows, TV Series & Moviesテレビ
1,000,000+ downloads

9) NHK NEWS & Disaster Info
by NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING CORP.) (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

10) Yahoo! News
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Travel Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of Japan. 67% of the top travel apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) Tokyo Disney Resort App
by Oriental Land Co.,Ltd. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

2) Yahoo! MAP - 【無料】ヤフーのナビ、地図アプリ
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

3) モバイルSuica...
by 東日本旅客鉄道株式会社 (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

4) Google Earth
by Google LLC
100,000,000+ downloads

5) Booking.com: Hotels,...
by Booking.com Hotels & Vacation Rentals
100,000,000+ downloads

6) Rakuten Travel
by Rakuten,Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

7) skyticket
by Adventure.,Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

8) ANA
by All Nippon Airways (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

9) JAL(国内線・国際線)
by Japan Airlines Co.,Ltd. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

10) EXアプリ
by Central Japan Railway Company (Japanese)
500,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Shopping Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play shopping top chart of Japan. 73% of the top shopping apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) PayPayフリマ - かんたん・安心フリマアプリ
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
100,000+ downloads

2) メルカリ-フリマアプリ&スマホ決済メルペイ
by Mercari, Inc. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

3) PayPayモール
by Yahoo Japan Corp. (Japanese)
50,000+ downloads

4) 楽天市場 ショッピングアプリ
by Rakuten,Inc. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

5) Amazon Shopping - Search...
by Amazon Mobile LLC
100,000,000+ downloads

6) dポイントクラブ
by NTT DOCOMO (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

7) ファッション通販ショッピングSHOPLIST-ショップリスト
by CROOZ, Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

8) しまコレ
by しまむら (Japanese)
100,000+ downloads

9) Free QR code reader/QR...
by Application4u
10,000,000+ downloads

10) ラクマ(旧フリル) - 満足度No.1 楽天のフリマアプリ
by Rakuten,Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Lifestyle Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of Japan. 73% of the top lifestyle apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) セブン-イレブンアプリ
by 株式会社セブン-イレブン・ジャパン (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

2) UNIQLOアプリ - ユニクロアプリ
by UNIQLO CO., LTD. (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads


4) イオンお買物
by AEON RETAIL CO., LTD. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

5) ローソン
by Lawson, Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

6) ジーユー
by GU.CO.,LTD. (Japanese)
5,000,000+ downloads

7) Tポイント
by Culture Convenience Club Co.,Ltd. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

8) 楽天ポイントクラブ – 楽天ポイント管理アプリ
by Rakuten,Inc. (Japanese)
1,000,000+ downloads

9) StyleHint
by FAST RETAILING CO., LTD (Japanese)
50,000+ downloads

10) 丸亀製麺
by Toridoll. Corporation
1,000,000+ downloads

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Business Apps in Japan?

The following shows the official Google Play business top chart of Japan. 33% of the top business apps in Japan are from Japanese app publishers. See the full chart here.

1) 転職ならエン転職 正社員求人が満載の転職サイト
by en-japan inc. (Japanese)
100,000+ downloads

2) File Commander - File...
by MobiSystems
100,000,000+ downloads

3) OfficeSuite - Free Office,...
by MobiSystems
100,000,000+ downloads

4) 転職ならマイナビ転職
by Mynavi Corporation (Japanese)
500,000+ downloads

5) Adobe Scan: PDF & Business...
by Adobe
10,000,000+ downloads

6) McDonald’s KODO
by GBW
1,000,000+ downloads

7) LINE Official Account
by LINE Corporation (Japanese)
500,000+ downloads

8) Slack
by Slack Technologies Inc.
10,000,000+ downloads

9) LINE@App (LINEat)
by LINE Corporation (Japanese)
10,000,000+ downloads

10) ZOOM Cloud Meetings
by zoom.us
10,000,000+ downloads

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