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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Media stats

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STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Broadcast media a mixture of public and commercial broadcast TV and radio stations; 6 national terrestrial TV networks including 1 public broadcaster; the large number of radio and TV stations available provide a wide range of choices; satellite and cable services provide access to international channels 4
Households with television 99%
Ranked 5th. 1% more than United States
97.84%
Ranked 14th.

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 276.69
Ranked 24th.
281.99
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than Japan

Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 79.05
Ranked 31st.
81.03
Ranked 26th. 2% more than Japan

Internet > Internet users per thousand people 791.21
Ranked 31st.
803.03
Ranked 28th. 1% more than Japan
Internet > Users per 1000 689.59
Ranked 12th.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 1% more than Japan

Internet users 99.18 million
Ranked 3rd.
245 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan
News Agencies > List of news agencies <p>Kyodo - English-language pages</p> </p>Japan Today - online news, in English</p> <p>Associated Press</p> </p>Bloomberg Business News</p> </p>UPI</p>
Personal computers > Per capita 541.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 17th.
762.15 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 41% more than Japan

Radio > List of radio stations <p>NHK - public, operates news/speech-based Radio 1, cultural/educational network Radio 2, classical music-based network FM Radio, external service Radio Japan</p> </p>Inter FM - Tokyo commercial music station</p> </p>J-Wave - Tokyo commercial music station</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15217593">Full Article</a> <p>NPR (National Public Radio) - non-commercial network of member stations; news, information and cultural programmes</p> </p>Clear Channel - America&#039;s largest commercial radio operator, owns more than 1,200 stations</p> </p>CBS Radio - major commercial operator with nearly 180 stations in major markets</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 109.43
Ranked 86th. 11% more than United States
98.17
Ranked 111th.

Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 842.31 per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th.
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th. 1% more than Japan

Television > List of TV stations <p>NHK - public, operates the General TV, Educational TV channels. NHK also runs HD satellite channels BS1 and BS Premium. NHK World is the organisation&#039;s international English-language channel.</p> </p>TV Asahi - national commercial network</p> </p>Fuji TV - national commercial network</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15217593">Full Article</a> <p>ABC - major commercial network</p> </p>CBS - major commercial network</p> </p>NBC - major commercial network</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Television receivers > Per capita 686.01 per 1,000 people
Ranked 6th.
803.21 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 17% more than Japan

Televisions per 1000 677.27
Ranked 6th.
754.89
Ranked 3rd. 11% more than Japan
Personal computers per 1000 541.64
Ranked 17th.
764.36
Ranked 3rd. 41% more than Japan

Radio broadcast stations AM 215 (plus 370 repeaters), FM 89 (plus 485 repeaters), shortwave 21 AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 551.23
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
193.19
Ranked 18th.

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 1,201.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th.
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 2% more than Japan

Internet > Users > Per capita 691.42 per 1,000 people
Ranked 12th.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 1% more than Japan

Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 503.86
Ranked 16th. 14% more than United States
442.8
Ranked 25th.

Televisions 86.5 million
Ranked 3rd.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 402.03 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th.
541.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 35% more than Japan

Internet users > Per 100 people 75.16
Ranked 14th.
75.77
Ranked 11th. 1% more than Japan

Internet > Internet users 100.68 million
Ranked 4th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 566.69 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
198.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 132,608 Mbps
Ranked 9th.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Japan

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 1,037.92 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 30th.
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th. 3 times more than Japan

Personal computers 69.2 million
Ranked 2nd.
223.81 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Japan

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 5.55 billion min.
Ranked 6th.
82.06 billion min.
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Japan

Radios per 1000 943.48
Ranked 14th.
1,982.02
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Japan
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 900.9
Ranked 83th.
932.29
Ranked 78th. 3% more than Japan

Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $349.16 billion
Ranked 2nd.
$991.69 billion
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Japan

Internet > Percent using internet 79.05%
Ranked 29th.
81.03%
Ranked 24th. 2% more than Japan

Telephones > Mobile cellular 132.76 million
Ranked 7th.
290.3 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Japan

Radio receivers > Per capita 0.956 per capita
Ranked 15th.
2.11 per capita
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Japan

Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 347.79
Ranked 45th.
459.63
Ranked 20th. 32% more than Japan

Telephone mainlines per 1000 460.03
Ranked 19th.
607.73
Ranked 8th. 32% more than Japan

Newspapers > List of newspapers <p>Asahi Shimbun - daily, English-language pages</p> </p>Yomiuri Shimbun - daily, English-language pages</p> </p>Mainichi Daily News - English-language pages</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15217593">Full Article</a> <p>USA Today - national daily</p> </p>Wall Street Journal - business daily</p> </p>Christian Science Monitor - church-owned daily</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Films produced 310
Ranked 3rd.
611
Ranked 2nd. 97% more than Japan
Cinema attendance 145 million
Ranked 6th.
1.42 billion
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Japan
Telephone system > General assessment excellent domestic and international service a large, technologically advanced, multipurpose communications system
Cinema attendance per capita 1.14
Ranked 31st.
4.9
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Japan
Television receivers per 1000 686.01
Ranked 6th.
803.21
Ranked 1st. 17% more than Japan

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 441
Ranked 5th.
819
Ranked 3rd. 86% more than Japan

Internet > IP addresses per capita 1,587.39
Ranked 21st.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Average cost of local call 0.07
Ranked 48th.
0.09
Ranked 3rd. 29% more than Japan
Internet > Users 88.11 million
Ranked 2nd.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Internet > Internet penetration 79.1%
Ranked 33th.
81%
Ranked 29th. 2% more than Japan
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 741.51
Ranked 46th. 9% more than United States
682.36
Ranked 50th.

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,084.68
Ranked 89th. 10% more than United States
987.53
Ranked 110th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines 64.27 million
Ranked 3rd.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 138.36 million
Ranked 7th.
310 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Japan

Internet > Internet Service Providers 73
Ranked 14th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 96 times more than Japan
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 35.3 million
Ranked 3rd.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan

Cinemas > Per capita 0.018 per 1,000 people
Ranked 28th.
0.116 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than Japan

Cable TV subscribers 147
Ranked 12th.
252
Ranked 6th. 71% more than Japan
Telephones > Main lines in use 64.67 million
Ranked 3rd.
146 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 50.47
Ranked 16th. 14% more than United States
44.41
Ranked 23th.

Active military personnel 230,300
Ranked 13th.
1.43 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Japan
Radio receivers per 1000 955.66
Ranked 14th.
2,108.88
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Japan

Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 741.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 9% more than United States
680.31 per 1,000 people
Ranked 49th.

Internet > Hosts per 1000 312.51
Ranked 17th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 141.13 million
Ranked 7th.
303.05 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Japan

Radio receivers 120.5 million
Ranked 3rd.
575 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Japan

Cinema > Number of cinemas 3,062
Ranked 3rd.
6,356
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Japan
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 121.25 million
Ranked 8th.
327.58 million
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Japan
Television receivers 86.5 million
Ranked 3rd.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology 1,078
Ranked 11th.
3,803
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Japan

Mobile phone subscribers 94.75 million
Ranked 4th.
201.65 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Telephone system > International country code - 81; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 7 Intelsat (Pacific and Indian Oceans), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), 2 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions), and 8 SkyPerfect JSAT country code - 1; multiple ocean cable systems provide international connectivity; satellite earth stations - 61 Intelsat (45 Atlantic Ocean and 16 Pacific Ocean), 5 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 4 Inmarsat (Pacific and Atlantic Ocean regions)
Internet > ISP 73
Ranked 5th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 96 times more than Japan
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 175.04
Ranked 14th. 5% more than United States
167.13
Ranked 15th.

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 64.27 million
Ranked 3rd.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Radios 120.5 million
Ranked 3rd.
575 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Japan
Films produced per million 2.43
Ranked 13th. 15% more than United States
2.11
Ranked 18th.
Internet > Hosts 39.91 million
Ranked 2nd.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Japan

Cinemas > Annual attendance 145 million
Ranked 4th.
1.47 billion
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Japan

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily per 1000 566.69
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
198.27
Ranked 16th.

Mobile phones 62.11 per 100 people
Ranked 26th. 27% more than United States
48.81 per 100 people
Ranked 29th.
Cinemas > Annual attendance per capita 1.14
Ranked 27th.
5.25
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Japan

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 1,037.94 Mbps
Ranked 30th.
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th. 3 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 108
Ranked 15th.
1,486
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 70.45 million
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than United States
57.35 million
Ranked 4th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 71.9 million
Ranked 2nd. 29% more than United States
55.95 million
Ranked 3rd.

Internet > Top level domain .jp .us
Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 0.075$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 20th.
0.088$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 8th. 17% more than Japan

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced per million people 3.45
Ranked 29th. 31% more than United States
2.63
Ranked 38th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 1,363
Ranked 8th.
3,725
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation per thousand people 551.39
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
195.85
Ranked 19th.

Telephone system > Domestic high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind a large system of fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and domestic satellites carries every form of telephone traffic; a rapidly growing cellular system carries mobile telephone traffic throughout the country
Internet country code .jp .us
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 28.92 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 60th.
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than Japan

Communications > Exports of information and communications equipment > Exports of ICT equipment per 1000 $0.88 Million US dollars
Ranked 14th. 64% more than United States
$0.54 Million US dollars
Ranked 19th.
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes per capita 43.41 min.
Ranked 46th.
280.26 min.
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Japan

Telephone mainlines 58.78 million
Ranked 2nd.
177.95 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan

Cinemas 2,221
Ranked 4th.
31,640
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total > Per capita 0.447 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th. 77% more than United States
0.253 per 1,000 people
Ranked 37th.

Internet > Broadband subscribers > Per capita 175.04 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 5% more than United States
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th.

Internet > Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering
Newspapers > Newspaper journalists, female per million people 19.18
Ranked 16th.
68.76
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Japan
Internet > Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 13.79$/month
Ranked 125th.
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th. 8% more than Japan

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes > Per capita 43.41 min. per capita
Ranked 46th.
279.45 min. per capita
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Japan

Cinema > Number of cinemas per million people 23.97
Ranked 17th. 13% more than United States
21.3
Ranked 22nd.
Internet hosts None None
Information and communication technology spending per capita > Current US$ $2,737.23
Ranked 7th.
$3,230.18
Ranked 2nd. 18% more than Japan

Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per capita 2,691.9$ per capita
Ranked 9th.
3,851.5$ per capita
Ranked 2nd. 43% more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 11,924
Ranked 5th.
13,221
Ranked 3rd. 11% more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 1,402
Ranked 3rd. 56% more than United States
898
Ranked 10th.

Mobile cellular subscriptions 110.39 million
Ranked 8th.
270.5 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Japan

Internet > Broadband subscribers 22.37 million
Ranked 3rd.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Japan

Internet > Internet Service Providers per million 0.572
Ranked 130th.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 42 times more than Japan
Pay TV subscribers 65%
Ranked 8th.
77%
Ranked 5th. 18% more than Japan
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 12,155
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than United States
10,762
Ranked 3rd.

Cinemas per million 17.54
Ranked 28th.
116.04
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than Japan

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 110
Ranked 13th.
1,476
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Japan

Internet > IP addresses 202.18 million
Ranked 3rd.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Japan
Telecommunications revenue 3.43 % of GDP
Ranked 7th.
3.51 % of GDP
Ranked 4th. 2% more than Japan
Telecommunications investment > Current LCU 2694800000000 26836000000
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 23.58
Ranked 21st.
24.02
Ranked 18th. 2% more than Japan

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines per thousand people 503.86
Ranked 19th. 14% more than United States
442.8
Ranked 28th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 56,221
Ranked 4th.
68,175
Ranked 3rd. 21% more than Japan

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions 144.08 million
Ranked 3rd.
234.41 million
Ranked 1st. 63% more than Japan
Internet > Broadband access 20.91 million
Ranked 3rd.
40.88 million
Ranked 1st. 95% more than Japan
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total per million 447.05
Ranked 26th. 77% more than United States
253.07
Ranked 36th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 10,046
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
4,245
Ranked 6th.

Communications > Telephone access > Telephone access 137.1 Number of telecommunicati
Ranked 28th.
167.48 Number of telecommunicati
Ranked 17th. 22% more than Japan
Internet > TLD .jp .us
Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 86.45
Ranked 82nd.
88.87
Ranked 80th. 3% more than Japan

Internet > Livejournal users 5,559
Ranked 8th.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 233 times more than Japan
Internet > Secure Internet servers 42,338
Ranked 2nd.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Japan

Cinema > Number of distribution companies per million people 2.11
Ranked 15th. 6 times more than United States
0.355
Ranked 43th.

Cinema > Number of distribution companies 270
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
109
Ranked 6th.

Cinemas > Annual attendance > Per capita 1.15 per capita
Ranked 28th.
5.25 per capita
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Japan

Telecommunications > Country calling code 81 1
Internet > Communication technology patents 23.2 per 1000000 people
Ranked 3rd. 77% more than United States
13.1 per 1000000 people
Ranked 5th.
Telephone subscribers per 1000 1,201.54
Ranked 35th.
1,230.67
Ranked 35th. 2% more than Japan

Advertising revenue > Share of television 43%
Ranked 1st. 16% more than United States
37%
Ranked 3rd.
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile penetration 113.1%
Ranked 2nd. 51% more than United States
74.7%
Ranked 9th.
Internet > Internet charges $49.00
Ranked 5th. 36% more than United States
$36.00
Ranked 15th.
E-Government rating 52
Ranked 13th.
60.1
Ranked 4th. 16% more than Japan
Internet > Secure servers 5.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 15th.
37.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Japan
Population covered by mobile telephony 99%
Ranked 26th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature > Per capita 94.81 per 1 million people
Ranked 27th. 93% more than United States
49.08 per 1 million people
Ranked 36th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences per million 10.84
Ranked 36th.
13.83
Ranked 34th. 28% more than Japan

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily per million 0.867
Ranked 62nd.
5.23
Ranked 20th. 6 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Newspaper journalists 20,315
Ranked 4th.
54,134
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Japan

Television reception through satellite 41%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
12%
Ranked 10th.
Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per capita 331.89 per 1 million people
Ranked 28th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Japan

Internet > Web sites 2.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 18th.
63.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 22 times more than Japan
Telecommunications > Telephone > Landlines 47.58 million
Ranked 4th.
114 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities > Per capita 9.14 per 1 million people
Ranked 38th.
11.24 per 1 million people
Ranked 32nd. 23% more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature per million 94.81
Ranked 26th. 93% more than United States
49.08
Ranked 35th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography > History 2,543
Ranked 7th.
6,583
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Japan

Internet > Livejournal users per million 43.51
Ranked 88th.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 101 times more than Japan
Television reception through cable 26%
Ranked 13th.
67%
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Japan
Internet > Linux web servers 2,390
Ranked 2nd.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Japan
Website defacements 169
Ranked 9th.
429
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Website defacements per million 1.33
Ranked 74th.
1.51
Ranked 69th. 13% more than Japan
1995 Shanghai International Film Festival > In competition > Director Nobuhiko Obayashi Alfonso Arau
Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 37.77%
Ranked 36th. 26% more than United States
30.02%
Ranked 58th.

Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 0.0476
Ranked 43th.
25.98
Ranked 42nd. 546 times more than Japan

Internet servers using encryption 66,279
Ranked 3rd.
378,887
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography > History per million 20.22
Ranked 31st.
24.44
Ranked 27th. 21% more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences > Per capita 101.54 per 1 million people
Ranked 30th. 92% more than United States
52.8 per 1 million people
Ranked 39th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 12,770
Ranked 4th.
14,225
Ranked 3rd. 11% more than Japan

Telecommunications employment 0.3%
Ranked 18th.
0.86%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Japan
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily > Per capita 0.867 per 1 million people
Ranked 61st.
5.23 per 1 million people
Ranked 19th. 6 times more than Japan

Internet > Hosts > Per capita 313.53 per 1,000 people
Ranked 18th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences > Per capita 96.65 per 1 million people
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than United States
39.95 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy > Psychology > Per capita 14.24 per 1 million people
Ranked 24th. 64% more than United States
8.66 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th.

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 30.11 million
Ranked 3rd.
73.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

ICT goods imports > % total goods imports 10.31%
Ranked 21st.
12.49%
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Japan

ICT goods > Exports > % of total goods > Exports 14.31%
Ranked 14th. 12% more than United States
12.78%
Ranked 16th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences per million 96.65
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than United States
39.95
Ranked 34th.

ICT service > Exports > BoP > Current US$ $1.53 billion
Ranked 24th.
$22.44 billion
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Japan

Telephone lines 48.43 million
Ranked 5th.
154.65 million
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences > Per capita 10.84 per 1 million people
Ranked 37th.
13.83 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th. 28% more than Japan

Internet > Secure Internet servers per million 331.4
Ranked 27th.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Japan

Television standard > VHF NTSC M NTSC M
Television reception by terrestrial means 34%
Ranked 8th. 62% more than United States
21%
Ranked 13th.
Internet > ISP per million 0.575
Ranked 89th.
24.34
Ranked 3rd. 42 times more than Japan
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology per million 11.15
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than United States
3.33
Ranked 47th.

Telephone mainlines > Per capita 460.03 per 1,000 people
Ranked 21st.
605.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 32% more than Japan

Internet > Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia edits 0.7%
Ranked 9th.
5.4%
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Japan
Internet > Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia readers 0.7%
Ranked 9th.
4.6%
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Japan
Telephone employees > Total > Per capita 0.896 per 1,000 people
Ranked 69th.
3.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Female newspaper journalists per million people 19.18
Ranked 16th.
68.76
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Japan
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 12.83%
Ranked 53th. 39% more than United States
9.22%
Ranked 87th.

Newspapers > Newspaper journalists, female 2,450
Ranked 4th.
20,320
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Japan
Newspapers > Newspaper journalists per million people 158.99
Ranked 17th.
183.18
Ranked 15th. 15% more than Japan

World music market > Digital Singles Sales Share in 2005 1.7% 85%
Telephone faults > Per 100 mainlines 1.7 per 100 mainlines
Ranked 131st.
13.24 per 100 mainlines
Ranked 26th. 8 times more than Japan

Telephone subscribers > Per capita 1,201.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th.
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 2% more than Japan

Television revenue from subscriptions 14%
Ranked 11th.
44%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Phone subscribers 1,184.84
Ranked 19th. 6% more than United States
1,117.9
Ranked 22nd.
Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 750.05
Ranked 28th.
1,474.08
Ranked 19th. 97% more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology > Per capita 11.15 per 1 million people
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than United States
3.33 per 1 million people
Ranked 47th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography > History > Per capita 20.22 per 1 million people
Ranked 31st.
24.44 per 1 million people
Ranked 28th. 21% more than Japan

Telephone lines > Per 100 people 37.92
Ranked 41st.
50.81
Ranked 17th. 34% more than Japan

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 27.92
Ranked 23th.
28.03
Ranked 22nd. About the same as Japan

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 20.51$/month
Ranked 21st. 4 times more than United States
5.21$/month
Ranked 153th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines > Per 100 people 50.84
Ranked 17th. 15% more than United States
44.02
Ranked 25th.

Broadcasters of Medium > Broadcasters > Premi&egrave;re July 4, 2006 January 3, 2005
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology > Per capita 8.57 per 1 million people
Ranked 43th.
14.12 per 1 million people
Ranked 36th. 65% more than Japan

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 26.15$/month
Ranked 22nd. 5% more than United States
25.02$/month
Ranked 26th.

Internet > Government Broadband Index 4.3
Ranked 2nd. 43% more than United States
3
Ranked 11th.
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy > Psychology per million 14.24
Ranked 24th. 64% more than United States
8.66
Ranked 33th.

Communications > Exports of information and communications equipment > Exports of ICT equipment $112,198.68 Million US dollars
Ranked 2nd.
$164,622.86 Million US dollars
Ranked 1st. 47% more than Japan
Telephone subscribers 153.53 million
Ranked 3rd.
360.35 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation per million 79.88
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than United States
15.76
Ranked 30th.

Communications > Exports of information and communications equipment > Exports of ICT equipment, % of GDP 2.23e-06%
Ranked 14th. 88% more than United States
1.18e-06%
Ranked 22nd.
Telephone subscribers per employee 1,283.41
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United States
345.72
Ranked 61st.

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 3.94% GDP
Ranked 58th. 48% more than United States
2.67% GDP
Ranked 96th.

Television standard > UHF NTSC M NTSC M
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology per million 8.57
Ranked 42nd.
14.12
Ranked 36th. 65% more than Japan

Internet > IP addresses (share) 4.7
Ranked 3rd.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Japan
Digital terrestrial television > Analog Switch-Off Planned 24 July 2011 February 17, 2009
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities per million 9.14
Ranked 37th.
11.24
Ranked 31st. 23% more than Japan

Royalties and fees $80.50
Ranked 9th.
$134.30
Ranked 5th. 67% more than Japan
Internet > ISP > Per capita 0.575 per 1 million people
Ranked 83th.
24.27 per 1 million people
Ranked 2nd. 42 times more than Japan
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 0.845
Ranked 110th.
5.08
Ranked 42nd. 6 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Male newspaper journalists per million people 139.55
Ranked 11th. 22% more than United States
114.42
Ranked 6th.
Internet > Linux web servers per million 18.8
Ranked 19th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Japan
Newspapers > Female newspaper journalists 2,450
Ranked 4th.
20,320
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Japan
Telecommunications > Telephone > International calling code 81
Ranked 46th. 81 times more than United States
1
Ranked 32nd.
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 1,106.36
Ranked 84th. 15% more than United States
965.4
Ranked 113th.

Phone system > International dialling code +81 +1
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Number of titles 6
Ranked 40th.
7,607
Ranked 1st. 1268 times more than Japan

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions per thousand people 1,132.21
Ranked 2nd. 53% more than United States
740.25
Ranked 9th.
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences per million 101.54
Ranked 29th. 92% more than United States
52.8
Ranked 38th.

Music sales > Singles > Millions 48.3
Ranked 1st. 40 times more than United States
1.2
Ranked 5th.

Telecommunications revenue > Current LCU 19567300000000 291122000000
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities 1,149
Ranked 7th.
3,027
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Japan

Internet servers using encryption > Per 1 million people 519.59
Ranked 24th.
1,234.13
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Japan

Newspapers > Male newspaper journalists 17,829
Ranked 1st.
33,814
Ranked 1st. 90% more than Japan
ICT service > Exports > % of service > Exports > BoP 20.71%
Ranked 66th.
22.13%
Ranked 60th. 7% more than Japan

Newspapers > Newspaper journalist gender ratio 13.74
Ranked 25th.
60.09
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Japan
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy > Psychology 1,791
Ranked 6th.
2,333
Ranked 3rd. 30% more than Japan

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service > Exports 49.85%
Ranked 15th. 16% more than United States
43.14%
Ranked 26th.

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