Facebook Overtakes Mixi Social Network in Japan with 15 Million Active Users

The Social networking website Facebook is all set to hit the records of its active users in Japan. Further, Facebook overtook Japanese social networking site Mixi with 15 Million active users only in Japan.
Facebook chief operating offer ‘Sheryl Sandberg’ said to Japan’s Business daily The Nikkei that
“Japan is a really important market for us,”
Further added- 
“We have over 15 million users… Only six months ago, we were at 10 million users.”Japanese Social networking site Mixi Logo
Six months ago (March 2012), Facebook has only 10 Million active users in Japan while today’s report says that the social networking giant reached 15 Million active users in only 6 months.
In September 2011, Facebook has only 5 million users in Japan. If we compared them, then it is 200 percent increase in users which is unbelievable.Facebook logoFew days back, FB got another achievement in web traffic ranking and got #1 World Ranking in Alexa.
Also Read: Facebook Beats Google in World’s Alexa Rank – #1 Ranking in World
In June 2012, Mixi has announced 14.53 million monthly active users (MAU) dropped from 15.2 million MAU in Feb 2012. This is the first time when Facebook overtook Japanese social network Mixi’s monthly active users.
Check out the below graph prepared by serkantoto.com showing the Mixi’s MAU in June 2012 and drop rate from the month of Feb 2012-Japanese social network Mixi's monthly active users June 2012Image credit- serkantoto.com
In January 2011, The New York Times reports that facebook has only 2 Million users in Japan. FB is growing with fast pace in the country surpassing Mixi’s records and it’s the result of optimizing facebook in Japanese Language.

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