Netflix Hits Japan Sept. 2nd, Its First Asian Country

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We've known that Netflix was gearing up for its big launch into Asia, starting with Japan. Now we have a hard date.

Netflix will be available in Japan on September 2nd.

“With its rich culture and celebrated creative traditions, Japan is a critical component of our plan to connect people around the world to stories they love,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings earlier this year. “As we expand into Asia, we’re excited Netflix members increasingly will have access to some of their favorite movies and TV shows no matter where they are.”

Netflix availability covers all of North, Central, and South America, as well as much of Europe. Netflix recently launched in Australia and New Zealand, but Japan will be the first Asian country to get the streaming service.

Next up for Netflix are Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. The company hasn't been shy about its plans for world domination, saying that it hopes to be in over 200 countries by the end of next year.

Image via Netflix Japan, Twitter

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf