2008 is proving to be another good year for the Japanese digital music market. According to data published yesterday by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) digital sales from mobile and PC-based downloads totalled USD $215m in the first quarter, an increase of 28% from the same period last year. Ringtone sales fell, but the overall mobile sector was up thanks to growth from full track downloads and ringbacktones.

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