Disney is planning on launching Disney+ in Japan starting in June, as part of an exclusive deal with local mobile phone provider, NTT Docomo. Disney launched a similar service in Japan last year, called Disney Deluxe and this is being phased out in preference to Disney+. Current customers of Disney Deluxe will get automatically upgraded to Disney+ on the 11th June for no extra cost.
“In APAC, Disney+ has successfully been launched in Australia and New Zealand, and recently in India with Disney+ Hotstar. We are thrilled to now bring the magic of Disney+ to our consumers in Japan, and to continue entertaining our loyal fans here with Disney’s heart-warming stories and beloved characters.”
Uday Shankar – President, The Walt Disney Company APAC
Disney+ is currently available here in the UK and the rest of Europe, as well as the US, New Zealand, India and Australia. Disney+ subscribers in Japan will get access to Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic for JPY700 per month which is £5.24 / $6.49, so not too far off the £5.99 we pay here in the UK.