Apple will launch its iTunes Music Store in Japan this August, according to AFX News. A brief report states that major Japanese label Avex has agreed to license songs to Apple’s soon-to-launch iTunes Japan Music Store. Avex is the first major Japanese label to agree terms with Apple for servicing songs through the service, the report observes.
AFX confirms a Reuters report last month which also posited an August launch. That report added news that Apple plans to challenge existing Japanese music download services by undercutting them on price. Full story Here.