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Japanese e-books Help finding and buying them? 9 replies to this topic Started by sadude , Feb 17 2012 04:32 AM · 

#1 sadude

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:32 AM

Does anyone here have any experience finding, buying, and/or downloading Japanese ebooks?
I've googled and searched in Japanese, but there's an overwhelming amount out there and I'm wondering if anyone else knows some good sources firsthand. I'm specifically looking for stuff aimed at kids or young adults or whatever you want to call it- something that isn't going to be too complicated.

I have a Kindle, but can convert it from whatever format if it doesn't have DRM.

#2 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:37 AM

Never really looked. I assume Amazon Japan would have them, but it might be region locked since it doesn't let me buy anything from their mp3 store, despite being able to buy the physical CD from them.

#3 sadude

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:38 AM

The Kindle hasn't been released in Japan, so Amazon Japan has jack shit. :joyful:

#4 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:55 AM

Since the iPad was out there, I thought they might have some.

#5 neshcom

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:07 AM

Since the iPad was out there, I thought they might have some.


Nah, iPad uses Apples iBooks Store.

Are you looking for translated ebooks or books with the symbols?

#6 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:15 AM

You can use any PDF on Apple devices though. I've got several books on my iPhone that aren't from their store.

#7 sadude

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

Are you looking for translated ebooks or books with the symbols?

Books in Japanese.

I found a few apps in the iTunes App Store for Japanese ebooks (shinanobooks and something else), but their selections were atrocious.

#8 Petit Melon

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

I saw this topic and KNEW sadude started it before seeing who posted last. Umm... that's all. I don't know where to find those sorts of things. umm... OH! There is a children's book I know that is really good!

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#9 aisasami

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:25 AM

The Kindle hasn't been released in Japan, so Amazon Japan has jack shit. :joyful:


This will change in April hopefully.

#10 sadude

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:13 AM


The Kindle hasn't been released in Japan, so Amazon Japan has jack shit. :joyful:


This will change in April hopefully.

:weeeh:

I meant to write this post a couple of weeks ago, but got sidetracked. I did do some research back then as to the status of the Kindle in Japan. I'm surprised and happy that news has come out about it since then.