Japan’s music labels have held off the advance of Apple and iTunes for almost two years but upon launch, even without two major labels, the service sold 1 million songs in just four days. However, the labels aren’t finished and according to the New York Times (free sub req) they would like the Japanese government to impose a digital portable player tax that would cover both hard drive-based models and Flash-based players. Currently, the motion is tied up into committees. A similar move was defeated in Holland last year.

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