Still waiting for Spotify to come to Japan, although it may be on the way, according to this article.
I thought about this yet again today when I came across an interesting Spotify playlist, which I can’t play here legally. But I did find the covers on YouTube. Here’s one I hadn’t heard before, and Michael Jackson’s original:
Discussion/Research question: What do you think about the very strict copyright laws that have made it difficult for sites like Spotify, Pandora (for music) and Netflix, Hulu (for movies and TV) to move into the Japanese market?
Here’s an article from The Japan Times (from about a year ago) to give you more to talk about.