iTunes Match was a rage the moment it came into existence. It has been launched in many countries and many countries are waiting for iTunes launch. The wait for Japan seems to end.
Japanese Mac site Macotakara has noted that the Japanese version of iTunes has been updated with a “Purchased” tab via iTunes in the Cloud. This suggests that Apple is about to launch an official version of iTunes Match in Japan.
iCloud has been Japan for some time, but only for sharing books and information across apps. iTunes in the Cloud will allow the Japanese users of Apple to access purchased songs from the iTunes Store on any of their devices. iTunes Match will allow users to “match” their music to iTunes Store for additional functionality.
iTunes in the Cloud has reportedly already gone live in Japan. Now it seems that Apple has finalized its plan to release iTunes Match in Japan. That could possibly mean that iTunes Match will also come to other new international markets in very near future.