Well Japan has good treatment. Meanwhile some country still in overpriced than in US. I'm from Malaysia and not satisfied with the price for 64GB variant, insane!
To be fair I wonder how the iPhone got so popular there. If I recall it never had (could be changed on the 6/6s but I doubt) the Japanese "wallet phone" (osaifu keitai) payment systems for literally everything, the infra red contact sync, digital TV and the likes that other phones there, feature phones or smartphones had.
Wonder if they added anything to Japanese iPhones, since FeliCa isn't compatible with NFC, they use different frequencies.
Refunding the extra amount for all purchases made in last 14 days is really a good move. This also adds upto brand value and customer loyalty.
if I live in japan, will use Fujitsu arrows NS, which the first phone installed iris sensor. Fujitsu is IT and engineers SOP