Japan is known as a technological powerhouse in the international market, constantly innovating and introducing new and interesting gadgets. But when it comes to CD sales, the world’s second-largest music market looks like a blast from the past.
|AKB48, a popular Japanese group, has sold CDs containing tickets|
to its performances, encouraging fans to buy multiple copies.
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|Kimiaki Koinuma, an engineer, with CDs|
he bought at Tower Records in Tokyo
"I buy around 3 CDs a month", he said.
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