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Apple to start Japan iTunes service in Aug-paper

TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Computer Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL – news) will launch its iTunes online music service in Japan in August, the Nihon Keizai business daily reported on Tuesday.

Major Japanese record companies, including Columbia Music Entertainment Inc. (6791.T), Avex Group Holdings Inc. (7860.T) and Toshiba-EMI Ltd., have agreed to provide songs for the service, the paper said.

But Sony Corp.’s (6758.T) Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. has yet to agree on contract terms with Apple, it said. The price for downloading a song in Japan is expected to be set at around 150 yen ($1.40). Read more

Sigh..

Sigh..

About a month ago, I called the Indonesian Consulate office in Osaka regarding my passport renewal.

And he said that I can only renew my passport at least sixth to one month before the passport expired. My passport will expire on 7 December, 2005.

So today I made another phone call again because I assumed that, I can renew my passport starting next week (7 June). As the result I received another disappointment. He said that I should call back at least three months before my passport expired, means I have to wait until October.

I cannot wait until October to renew my passport, because I need to apply for my US student visa before the fall classes begin in September!