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The number of Japanese-language articles on Wikipedia has passed the 1 million mark, eclipsing Japan’s most well-known printed encyclopedia and growing by more than 100 entries per day.

The Japanese version of the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia was inaugurated in 2001 following the launch of the prototype English site the same year. The Japanese venture hit milestones of 100,000 entries in 2005, half a million three years later and 1 million in January this year.

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