iTMS Japan Within A Year?

In a story on Apple's iPod influence in Japan, the Associated Press released an interview excerpt with Apple Japan's vice president Yoshiaki Sakito. A former Sony employee, Sakito claims that the iTMS would be made available in Japan within a year, offering downloads at prices comparable to US download prices. This is sharply below other download services currently available in Japan, with most downloads costing $2.30 US each.