The Japanese government surveyed 5,000 people aged 10 to 17 in 2018. They were asked to explain why they were using the internet and the duration they spent online. There were 61.6% or 3,079 youth responded to the survey. It stated that the interviewees consumed nearly three hours of internet surfing a day which is nine minutes longer than the previous year.

According to the survey, 79% of the respondents watch online videos, 76% play games, and 66% surf different sites or send emails. Officials from the Cabinet said that Japanese youth are consuming lengthy hours online every year. The government plans to study the outcome of the survey with the help of professionals to come up with a prescribed time duration in using the internet.