"For a country with a reputation of being a technology forerunner, Japan holds on dearly to all things tangible. Four of the world’s five biggest newspapers are Japanese. Faxes remain a staple of business communication. And the compact disc is alive and well."
Source: As CDs Spin On in Japan, Tower Records Rocks On, By Yuko Takeo, Wall Street Journal Japan, Japan Real Time, June 24th 2013