iTunes Music Store Tokyo in a week
Apple is to introduce the iTMS to Japan on the 4th of August, in a special "music event" at the Tokyo International Forum.
After Japan, there'll still be some important countries without access to iTMS.
In other rumours, there's the possibility of a 2 GB iPod mini. It would be flash memory based. I like the thought of a cheaper iPod mini - and also the idea of the iPod's "real" interface for a flash-memory device. If the iPod minis all go colour display this Autumn, I might get lured into buying one...