Last year, the number of laptop computers shipped in Japan was 10.77 million, exceeding 10 million for the first time, the highest number ever.

It seems that the main factors are the expansion of telework corresponding to the new coronavirus and the deployment of personal computers by the government to prepare the learning environment for elementary and junior high school students.

According to JEITA = Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, which is made by electronics manufacturers, the number of notebook PCs shipped in Japan last year was more than 10.77 million, an increase of 56.1% from the previous year.

This is the first time that laptops have shipped more than 10 million units since 1990, when we started collecting statistics, and the highest number ever.

This is thought to be mainly due to the spread of telework due to the new coronavirus and the government's plan to deploy personal computers to all elementary and junior high school students nationwide in order to improve the learning environment.

Regarding the outlook for the future, an industry group said, "Many local governments have completed the deployment of PCs in elementary and junior high schools, and we expect this year to be lower than last year."