If the amount of printed books on Facebook (business guides, how-to books etc.) is any indication for the popularity of the social network in Japan, then it’s starting to look better for Facebook over here.
I visited my local book store today and counted a total of 10 Japanese books that were dealing with Facebook in one way or the other (see pictures below). For context: even though these are not all books on Facebook currently available on the Japanese market, there are even more books on Twitter and Mixi – but it’s a start.
Click to enlarge (what you can see one the bottom left is “just” a magazine, but an important one):