Purchased iTunes card at Japan Codes

I purchased 10,000 yen iTunes cards from Japan Codes for $90. That’s the lowest price I’ve paid so far. I tried purchasing last week but they were out of stock. I got my redeem codes instantly from the site. Looks like they only accept Paypal for now.

Japan Codes 10,000 JPY iTunes Card Price
Date $
07/13/17 89.99
06/27/16 110.47
04/04/15 95.90
02/03/15 98.99
06/18/14 128.99
10/15/13 125.99
05/05/13 123.99
01/15/13 140.99
12/06/12 135.99
10/26/12 135.99

Yagami Junko’s Golden Best

I discovered Junko’s Kashimiya no Hohoemi (Cashmere’s Smile) on Tumbler and loved it! I wanted the original album but it’s too expensive so I purchased Junko’s Golden Best instead. It also includes this song.

Japan Codes

Good news and bad news. The good news is Japan Codes sent my iTunes card instantly with my purchase. The bad news is the price for a ¥10,000 went up to $110 dollars from last year. I paid $91 dollars last year.

CDs from Japan

Kaoru Akimoto: Cologne

I fell in love with Dress Down after hearing it sampled by Yung Bae. Amazon Japan didn’t have any copies (new or used) until recently. A merchant wanted $125 dollars for a used copy in “acceptable” condition. I purchased it despite the list of problems with the CD artwork and disc itself. Fortunately, the seller exaggerated it’s condition. The artwork is in good condition and the disc is ever so slightly worn.

The seller shipped it free to my Tenso address then Tenso shipped it stateside by EMS. Usually, the mailman has me sign for EMS packages but not this time. I also created an account at my.usps.com and was able to track my package with the EMS tracking number.

Purchased Japan iTunes card

Ordered from Japan Codes. Took 3 hours, 49 minutes to receive code. Price was was $91.21 for ¥10,000 card. That was best price so far. I paid $141 for the same 2 years ago.

Message to Japanese record companies

I know music is copyrighted. I know you monitor sites such as Tumblr and delete music that belongs to you. However, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discovered new songs that I’ve fallen in love with because someone posted it online.

Americans may not be your target audience but we enjoy and buy your music too. I’ve spent over $1000 dollars just on Japan iTunes cards. I also have shelves filled with Japanese CDs.

I’m hoping you see the advantages of having your music on social media sites.

Japan iTunes card

Japan Codes

Bought another 10000 JPY iTunes card for $96.00. That’s the best price so far. It took 45 minutes for them to send my code. Their order process is different than before. They confirm your order by texting your phone with a code to complete your order.

FYI it might take longer if your place your order after normal business hours. Google “japan time” to give you an idea.