Japan's Elderly Less Likely To Go Online

Japanese citizens in their twenties are the most likely users

A study in Japan has shown that internet users over 50 are less likely go online than their younger compatriots. The Ministry of Internal Affairs in the country conducted a survey on internet use, looking into age groups and how often they each go online. The age group with the highest internet usage in Japan are those aged 20 to 29, with more than 9 out of 10 respondents of that age going online daily, with those in their thirties just behind. Those age groups also showed that the most popular device amongst young people was smartphones, with 91% of those in their twenties using them to access the internet, whilst only 73% used desktop. eMarketer has estimated that 82% of Japan's population will use the internet on a monthly basis in 2016.

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