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Announced this week, by Apple’s “App Store team”, the company is increasing its prices in the App store in Japan due to changes in foreign exchange rates.
The note does say active subscriptions won’t be affected by the price change, but when the subscription renews, it will be charged at the newly increased rate.
This is not the first time app prices have gone up due to an increase in foreign exchange rates. Russia’s prices went up late in 2014, and just a couple months ago in January 2015 prices in Canada and EU went up as well.
Of course, you can easily avoid these increases by purchasing US iTunes gift cards, where the price always remain the same, and also the lowest, of anywhere else in the world.
We will keep you updated as more announcements are made by the Apple team.