I wonder if Amazon can make that work in a crowded marketplace.
Amazon Japan has launched its Instant Video online platform, with more than 26,000 imported and local films and TV shows for streaming or download. Amazon's decision to enter the online video market in Japan is interesting for two reasons. For starters, it is entering an already crowded marketplace with several major local competitors. It's also another sign that the competition between Amazon and its Japanese counterpart Rakuten is heating up. Amazon Japan Launches Instant Video [techcrunch.com]
I'm looking forward to this one as Amazon has a lot more non-Japanese content that I'd want to see, like English movies and TV shows from the US and Europe. That type of content is still lacking in Japan despite all the competition.