Japan Mobile App Statistics 2024
Last update: 23 Jul 2024 CET
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Japan Mobile App Market Statistics 2024 for Android

Which Japanese apps would you like to explore?

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 provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights from the Japanese Android app market. We cover a number of topics, including how many Japanese app publishers are active on Google Play StoreGoogle Play, how many apps they have released, and how Japanese apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, meaning only app publishers with valid Japanese addresses listed on Google Play have been considered.

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App Market Overview: Japanese Mobile Apps on Google Play

Discover how prevalent Japanese mobile Apps and App publishers are on Google Play StoreGoogle Play. For an overview of the latest stats and insights, visit the pages below!

App Ratings: Japanese Mobile Apps

Japanese mobile Apps average 3.17
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out of 5 stars.
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Apps Versus Games: Japan

73% of apps released by Japanese publishers are apps and 27% are games.
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How Do Japanese Mobile App Developers Monetize their Apps?

Japanese mobile App publishers Coin icon monetize their apps in the following ways:

  • 8% of Apps must be purchased.
  • 37% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 12% have in-app purchases.

Globally, however, mobile App publishers Coin icon monetize their apps like so:

  • 3% of Apps must be purchased.
  • 29% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 6% have in-app purchases.
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How Many Japanese Mobile Apps Are Available on Both iOS and Android?

42% of Japanese mobile App publishers have released Apps on both Google PlayGoogle Play and the iTunesApple App Store.
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The Most Popular SDKs and Android App Permissions

Explore the most common SDKs and permissions used by Japanese Android Apps. Uncover the top trending tools and access requirements within the industry.

Top Japanese Mobile App Developers Based on Downloads

Discover the Top icon top 10 Japanese mobile App publishers, based on total global downloads.
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Most Popular Mobile Apps: Japan

We’ve ranked the Trophy icon top Japanese mobile Apps from the most popular Google PlayGoogle Play categories, including Social, News, Travel, Shopping, Lifestyle, and Business. We also looked at Trophy icon the most popular and top grossing Japanese mobile Apps overall.

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