Japan Online Advertising Industry Growth and Forecast 2016

Date: October 22, 2011
Pages: 42
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Japan Online Advertising Industry Growth and Forecast 2016
Executive summary

In 2010, the advertising industry accounted for around 34.4% of the total service sector revenues and online/ digital advertising is a major part of this industry. Online advertising industry is being driven by the increasing broadband penetration, education, income, rising number of internet users as well as popularity of social networking websites. During the recent economic slowdown, a reduction in marketing expenditure by companies was witnessed, of which advertising cost was the highest and marketers began opting for low cost and effective advertising mediums, thereby, driving the growth of the online/ digital advertising market. The online advertising industry is of various forms, but the most popular are digital search advertising, followed by display and classified advertising.

The online advertising industry has been in existence in Japan for around ten years and has grown to become larger than many traditional formats of advertising such as print, radio, etc. Although, in 2009, the industry registered a slowdown in growth, in 2010 the Japanese internet advertising started registering recovery and the market grew 8.30%. Japanese online ad market is at a major point of transition, in 2005 while the display category accounted for more than 50% of the market share, it is predicted that in coming years, the search and mobile will take a greater share of the market.

Among the various segments, search engine advertising has continued to register growth, due to ad spend by companies in the finance, real estate, travel and distribution sector. On the other hand, display advertising saw a decline in expenditure in 2010, due to reduction in public sector ad budgets and increased competition among the industry players. Mobile advertising segments in terms of growth is keeping pace with the online advertising, due to increased adoption of smartphones, rapid growth of advertisers on SNS sites and ad placements by content providers.

When compared to 2009, in 2010, industries that spent the highest in online advertising were household products, information and communications, apparel, accessories and personal items, energy/materials and machinery, home appliances, cosmetics and toiletries, food and other services, as well as finance and insurance. Prior to recession, real estate, financial services and automotives were the three largest segments. Sectors that have reduced ad budgets include companies in the public sector, hobby and sporting goods, pharmaceutical industry, automotive industry, beverages and tobacco. Japan’s online advertising market is currently dominated by Yahoo! Japan and Google.

The report on “Japan Online Advertising Industry Growth and Forecasts 2016” includes a detailed study of the global advertising as well as Japanese online advertising industry. We have also analyzed the industry and its various categories/ segments and trends prevailing in the market. The report also includes the industry, present performance and forecast of its various segments. Additionally, we have discussed cause and effect relationship of macroeconomic and industry factors on the industry providing the basis for the future outlook.

Key Findings
  • In 2007 & 2008, Japan’s online advertising market registered a small growth and in 2009, the industry was worth an estimated USD ~ billion.
  • In 2010, the expenditure on online advertising increased 8.30% YTY, to USD ~ billion. Internet advertising placements increased 10.17%, despite the slowdown in growth in 2009 due to the global economic downturn.
  • In 2010, web advertising (PC-based Internet) grew 8.80% compared to 2009, to USD ~ billion (including search engine advertising)
  • in 2010 display spending was USD 3.35 billion compared to USD 2.56 billion search advertising revenues.
  • Expenditure on search engine advertising has continued to rise, increasing 16.37% to USD ~ billion. The market continued to record a steady growth due to ad spend by companies in the finance, real estate, travel and distribution sector.
  • Mobile advertising in 2010, increased 19.47% from 2009, to USD ~ million (including mobile search engine advertising),
  • Japan’s online advertising market is currently dominated by Yahoo! Japan and Google. Yahoo accounts for ~% of the overall market, followed by Google ~%.
  • During 2011 and 2012, advertising revenues is expected to be low while showing a positive trend and soon it is expected to recover from the economy losses made by recession and then Tsunami and Earth quake.
  • Online video advertising is an emerging segment and expected to grow with a CAGR 4.60% and generate more revenues in the coming five years. E-commerce is also expected to become a major driving factor behind online advertising growth in Japan.
  • The overall online advertising industry is expected to grow at CAGR 4.51% from 2011-2016.


1.1. An Overview
1.2. Japan Online Advertising Industry: Overview


2.1. Online Advertising by Category
  2.1.1. Search Advertising
  2.1.2. Display Advertising
  2.1.3. Mobile Advertising
2.2. Online advertising demand by Industry


Dentsu and Skype to launch display advertising offering in Japan
Popularity of Mobile internet in Japan
Industry Competition
Japan’s Online Display Advertising Leaders


4.1. Rising Number of mobile Phone users and demand for Mobile Advertising
4.2. Internet users
4.3. Broadband connections
4.4. Japan Ecommerce Market


5.1. Gross Domestic products
5.2. Population
5.3. Import/Export
5.4. Annual Household Income


Search Advertising
Display Advertising
Mobile Advertising


7.1. Dentsu Inc.
  7.1.1. Business overview
  7.1.2. Financial Performance
  7.1.3. Business Developments
7.2. ASATSU-DK Inc.
  7.2.1. Business Overview
  7.2.2. Financial Performance
  7.2.3. Business Developments


Data Collection Methods
Reasons for the Selection of Independent Variables
Multi Factor Based Sensitivity Model
Final Conclusion


Figure 1: Global Advertising Revenues (2006-2015F)
Figure 2: Global Online Advertisement Spending (2006-2015F)
Figure 3: Advertising Expenditure by Media Categories in 2010
Figure 4: Online Ad Spending in Japan (2006-2010)
Figure 5: Online Ad Spending by Segments in Japan (2006-2010)
Figure 6: Online Search Advertising Spending (2006-2010)
Figure 7: Online Display Advertising Spending (2006-2010)
Figure 8: Online Mobile Advertising Spending (2006-2010)
Figure 9: Global Adoption of Smart phones in 2010
Figure 10: Japan Online Advertising Market Leaders, share in % (2010)
Figure 11: Japan Total Population (2006-2010)
Figure 12: Japan Online Advertising Industry Revenue Forecast (2010-2016)
Figure 13: Japan Online Search Advertising Industry Revenue Forecast (2010-2016)
Figure 14: Japan Online Display Advertising Industry Revenue Forecast (2010-2016)
Figure 15: Japan Online Mobile Advertising Industry Revenue Forecast (2010-2016)


Table 1: Industry Ranking For Online Advertising in 2010
Table 2: Smartphone Audience in Japan by Leading Companies
Table 3: Top Online Display Vendors in 2010
Table 4: Leading Online Advertising Agencies in Japan (2006-2010)
Table 5: Japan Internet Users and % of Population (2007-2010)
Table 6: Japan Mode of Internet Access and Population
Table 7: Japan leading Online Retail Sites and their Reach in 2009
Table 8: Japan GDP and Advertising Expenditure (2006-2010)
Table 9: Japan Total Import/Export (2006-2010)
Table 10: Dentsu Inc. Net Sales and Net Income (loss) (2006-2010)
Table 11: ASATSU-DK Inc. Gross Billings by Segments in 2010
Table 12: ASATSU-DK Inc. Gross Billing and Gross Profit (2006-2010)
Table 13: Macro-Economic and Industry Factors
Table 14: Dependent & Independent Variables (2006– 2010)
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