• Kyodo


Children in Japan are receiving their first smartphones at an increasingly early age, with 51.6% of parents reporting giving them to their children in elementary school, according to a recent survey.

The rate was up 11.5 percentage points from the previous poll in 2019, said Mobile Marketing Data Labo, an information technology market research firm in Tokyo.

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