Apple is branching out iTunes Match in Japan which can be noticed on the ‘iTunes Match availability’ page. The service costs JPY3980 annually and it allows users to match their existing iTunes libraries with superior quality songs from Apple’s iCloud. Subsequent to matching, content becomes available in iCloud and can be accessed from any device. Apparently, iTunes Match is $25 annually in the U.S, considering the exchange rates the service in Japan costs roughly about $39.
Looking back at the expansions Apple made, Japan was one among the few countries where Apple sold music but restricted from offering iTunes Match. European countries, Finland, Denmark and Sweden had obtained the service last year, moving on to Australia Apple had launched iTunes Radio which is a music streaming service in February this year.