Apple has launched its iTunes Match service in Japan, where it costs ¥3,980 per year (or roughly $40), as MacRumors reports.

The service, which replicates a user’s music collection on iTunes with high-quality versions in iCloud and makes them available to play across any device, was first launched in 2011 and costs $25 per year in the US. Apple expanded it across twelve additional markets in Asia in the summer of 2012, but Japan was left off that list, until now.

There’s plenty of competition in Japan, including Sony Music Unlimited, and DeNA’s Groovy service, although the latter had a number of features shut down earlier this year.

iTunes Match Expands to Japan [MacRumors]

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