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Facebook Now Has 3 Million Members In Japan (?)

According to Socialbakers.com, usually a reliable site that tracks Facebook usage worldwide, and Facebook itself, Facebook Japan now counts just over 3 million members.

Here is what Socialbakers says when you look up country statistics for Japan:

As you can see the stats service shows that Facebook Japan added over 500,000 users in Japan from April 4 to April 5 to reach 3,059,000 users.

I double-checked this with Facebook’s own ad creation tool, which shows this number:

As there is no way that Facebook Japan saw such a spike, there must have been a glitch somewhere (also see here and here for further discussion).

I last checked Facebook Japan’s stats in March 2011.

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I am the CEO & Founder of Kantan Games, Inc., a Tokyo-based game industry consultancy focused on the Japanese market. Please subscribe to updates on this site via RSS or Email.