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Post Reply iTunes Japan: who use it? :)
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Posted 9/3/13 , edited 9/5/13


First of all: http://nihongoperapera.com/store/buy-itunes-japan-giftcards.html

I started using it around 2009 but stopped because 90% of tracks were DRMed and in poor quality (124 kbps). Now, the situation looks COMPLETELY different: all tracks seem to be DRM-free and in glorious 256 kbps.

Only recently have I bought myself 10 tracks (250 yen per track) and I am so pleased with the quality that I planto order an expensive 3000-yen code this Thursday and go wild! xD

So, are you up for some Japanese music?

Have trouble singing up for the Japanese version of the store? Visit http://nihongoperapera.com/store/itunes-japan-registration-guide-no-cc.html
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Posted 9/3/13
Very useful info, thanks a lot fellow Crunchyroll compatriot!
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Posted 9/3/13 , edited 9/3/13
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Posted 9/7/13 , edited 9/7/13
Nope, I download most of my Japanese music off the internet. I know, yes, it's illegal, but Japanese CDs, and cards for iTunes Japan are overpriced. Also, while I'm not a TOTAL audio hog, I prefer my albums/singles/mini albums to not have -EP or -Single on the end, and on the rare occasion I actually BUY something from iTunes, I remove those (there's also the fact that some of the iTunes stuff in Japan still has DRM, and I HATE DRM).

Things, when you import them from Japan are quite expensive. I own a couple singles and albums; but I don't generally buy anything from iTunes JP (their songs are even more expensive than our iTunes' prices), let alone import a CD from Japan. CDJapan, which has some of the better prices around, is still expensive.

Overall, my money is sparse (I used most of my leftover money from my birthday to pay for the cable-internet bill), I'm a jobless teen who plans on getting a job soon, though most of my job money, when I do get a job, will go towards my family, to help with our expenses.
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Posted 9/7/13
Nope, never even heard of it before you posted that. I download Japanese songs off the internet.
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Posted 9/18/13
the quality is so good I don't think I'll ever return to importing CDs iTunes Japan FTW
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Posted 9/18/13
I use it to download some apps that are only available in that region - Love Live! At least it's easy to do for free apps like that.
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Posted 6/4/14
i think itunes needs to find a way and have a single client reguardless of where you live
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Posted 6/26/14 , edited 6/26/14
I wish I had it!
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Apple is expanding its iTunes Match service to Japan, according to a MacRumors tipster and the company's iTunes Match availability website. The service, which costs ¥3,980 per year, allows iTunes users to match their existing iTunes libraries with high quality versions of songs from Apple's iCloud. After matching, content is available in iCloud and can be accessed from any device. iTunes Match is $25 per year in the U.S and, at current exchange rates, the Japanese version costs roughly $39.
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Posted 2/5/15
Looks like a lot of work. I'm both lazy and patient. Most of the Japanese stuff I want eventually shows up in the U.S. iTunes.
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