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This article was published on February 5, 2015


Netflix launching in Japan this fall

Netflix launching in Japan this fall
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Get ready Japan, you’re about to spend your weekends binge watching TV shows.

Netflix announced today that it will arriving in Japan this fall. In a post about the upcoming launch, the company shared some of its programming plans.

At launch, in addition to a strong selection of Japanese TV series and films, the premium and unique Netflix offering will include such original series as Marco Polo, the dramatic thriller Sense8, Marvel’s Daredevil, and the Academy Award-nominated documentary Virunga.

The company also announced that it will be opening an office in Tokyo to better work with device manufacturers and Japanese TV and film makers.

Today’s news is part of Netflix’s plan for a global rollout by the end of 2016.

Netflix to Launch in Japan This Fall [Netflix]