iTunes Music Store launches in japan

August 4, 2005

In a week filled with Apple News, Steve Jobs was in Japan to announce the launch of the iTunes Music Store in Japan.

TOKYO—August 4, 2005—Apple® today launched its revolutionary iTunes® Music Store in Japan, giving music fans the same innovative features, breakthrough pricing, seamless integration with iPod® and groundbreaking personal use rights that have made iTunes the number one online music service in the world. With one million songs priced at just ¥150 and ¥200 per song, plus Apple’s legendary ease of use and pioneering features such as built-in support for Podcasting, the iTunes Music Store in Japan is the best way for Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. The iTunes Music Store is the number one online music store with over 500 million songs purchased and downloaded worldwide, and works seamlessly with iPod, the world’s most popular digital music player with over 21 million sold.

Looked through the selections and downloaded a song. . .the selection isn't great, yet, but hopefully there will be more to come.

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