Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) recently reported that Japanese internet users accounted for 80.9% of the total population. Internet users in all age segments by 59 years old exceeded 90%.
By device, internet users on smart phone accounted for 59.7% of the total, which outnumbered 52.5% on PC for the first time. Also, the ratio of families owning smart phones was 75.1%, which outnumbered 70.6% owning land-line telephones and 72.5% owning PCs.
By age segment, the highest ratio of smart phone holders was found in 20 to 29 years old (90%), followed by 30 to 39 years old (88.8%). The ratios of smart phone holders to PC rations were 39.4% to 47.4% in 60 to 69 years old and 16.1% to 27.2% in 70 to 79 years old.
The greatest concern in using internet was leak of personal information and access histories (89.5%), followed by computer virus infection (69.6%), junk mail (53.5%) and internet fraud or false invoice (51.5%).