is launched in Japan

Published on . launched, a Japanese-language site, to serve Japan and Japanese-language speakers worldwide. opens for business with more than 1.7 million Japanese- and English-language titles and extensive editorial content. Japan is's largest export market, with 193,000 customers and annualized sales of $34 million. is Amazon's first Asian-language site and its fourth international one. Amazon's operations in Japan include offices in Tokyo, a distribution center in Ichikawa in Chiba prefecture and a customer service center in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

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