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This article was published on December 9, 2013


Google Play gift cards come to Japan, offering up to ¥20,000 ($195) per card

Google Play gift cards come to Japan, offering up to ¥20,000 ($195) per card
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Giftcard_GooglePlayThere’s good news for Android fans in Japan after Google Play gift cards were introduced there for the first time today.

The vouchers can be used to purchase new apps, games, books, movies, music and magazines from Google Play — either from an Android device via the Google Play app, or from play.google.com.

Customers can pick up credit in the following denominations: ¥1,500 (circa $15), ¥3,000 ($30), ¥5,000 ($50), ¥10,000 ($100), ¥15,000 ($145), ¥20,000 ($195).

Japan is the first in Asia to get gift cards, which are available in seven other countries — though the Japanese denominations go far higher than the top card price of $50/£50/€50 elsewhere.

Image via Google, thumbnail via keith.bellvay / Flickr

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