PSN returns to Japan on July 6
Recovery of network includes all functionality for Sony's Qriocity and in-game item purchases, among other options.
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While the PlayStation Network has been restored in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, the service in Japan remains down. Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that the PSN will be restored on July 6.
The restoration includes access to the Japanese PlayStation Store and all forms of functionality of the Qriocity service. Specifically, members will have access to in-game item purchases, inputting product and PlayStation Network card codes, video functionality through the Qriocity service, and Media Go.
While Sony has yet to make an official statement on the reason for the delay, a news article from Nikkei suggested that the company had to provide further information and get approval from the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, as well as with local credit card companies.
Full PSN services were restored in North America, Europe, and Asia on June 2.