Amazon Follows Netflix's Foray Into Japan Inc. said on Thursday that it plans to launch its video streaming service, Amazon Instant Video, in Japan, along with its Fire TV stick and new Fire TV box. In addition to Amazon's library of content, which includes Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show "Transparent," viewers will be able to stream popular Japanese series, and even content from rival services Netflix Inc. and Hulu, according to a news release. This moves comes on the heels of Netflix's foray into the Japanese market as it plans to expand to 200 countries by the end of 2016.

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