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Google Play Music, Netflix face tepid streaming market in Japan

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Streamers are trying hook music fans with sweet deals. Google Play Music recently launched in Japan, years after entering overseas markets for music streaming. It’s offering millions of songs for a flat rate of ¥980 (US$8.18). […] Meanwhile, streaming video services are also proliferating in Japan, but there has yet to be a standout winner. Netflix is one of the latest entrants, offering plans from ¥650 and one month free viewing. Amazon is also bringing its Prime Video to Japan this month, featuring U.S. and Japanese films, TV dramas and animation. – Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service via CIO