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Report: Apple to launch iTMS in Japan by year-end

Apple plans to launch a version of its iTunes Music Store in Japan by the end of the year, according to the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, which cites Apple Japan’s representative director Yoshiaki Sakito.

“Apple previously held back from starting such operations due to problems such as the strict management of copyright ownership by Japanese record companies. But the rapid growth in the digital music market in Japan as well as a more open approach by record companies has made the move toward offering online music services possible.”

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1

About time they get the Japan iTunes music store up.  All I saw in Novmeber on the trains in Tokyo were iPods!

Wonder if people outside Japan can purchase from the Japan iTunes Music Store?

Posted by abraxis on April 13, 2005 at 10:48 AM (PDT)

2

> Wonder if people outside Japan
> can purchase from the Japan
> iTunes Music Store?

That’s what I’d like to know.  I’d LOVE to get my hands on (well, sorta) some new Maaya Sakamoto tracks.

Posted by Kosh on April 13, 2005 at 12:45 PM (PDT)

3

well, if they dont let you spend your money on music, use emule smile

Posted by Sergiusz 4G-20GB & Shuffle 512 MB on April 15, 2005 at 1:11 PM (PDT)

4

So when is it going to happen in Australia?  Surely it can’t be that far away?  Any ideas or news?

Posted by Ralphy on April 15, 2005 at 9:21 PM (PDT)

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