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Why do Japanese still buy CDs? - CNN.com Video

Other countries might be going digital, but Japan's music fans are sticking with the compact disc. Pauline Chiou reports.
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There's something about Japan and Music that our western brains will never figure out

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Digital Music News - Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World...

Digital Music News - Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales.  Now, it appears that Japan may grab the crown as the biggest music market in 2013, with healthy physical sales a big part of the reason. 

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Big in Japan. No wait, huge in Japan!

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United States Set To Be Dethroned As World’s Biggest Music Market

United States Set To Be Dethroned As World’s Biggest Music Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The ol’ “Big in Japan” adage is set to take on new meaning with recent statistics suggesting Japan will overtake
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After Japan, Oz is the new music export eldorado.

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Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today | TorrentFreak

Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

A few hours ago Japan introduced new anti-piracy legislation designed to clamp down on illegal file-sharing. The regime is one of the most draconian in the world. In most countries users are only targeted when they upload copyright-infringing material to other Internet users, but the new law’s wording means that simply downloading unauthorized material could result in a jail sentence.

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