Household ownership rate mobile phones Japan 2018, by prefecture

As of December 2018, the household penetration rate of mobile phones was highest in Gunma Prefecture with about 98.2 percent, followed by Shizuoka prefecture where around 97.9 percent of households owned a mobile phone.

Household penetration rate of mobile phones in Japan as of December 2018, by prefecture*

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

October to December 2018

Number of respondents

16,255 household

Age group

household members; 6 years and older

Special properties

households headed by someone aged 20 years or older; email survey and postal questionnaire

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

*Smartphones and PHS handsets are included.

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