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Having become the leading source for the online streaming of movies and television shows in the U.S., Netflix finally opens its Japan site following months of hype. So, the savvy consumer wants to know, is it worth it?

The first thing you’ll notice, with some surprise, is that you have no way of knowing what content is available on Netflix unless you actually sign up for the service. (Although the first month is free.)

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