2 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2013 2:50 PM by Tom Gewecke
Nekocha Level 1 Level 1

I would like to purchase Japanese e-books.  I heard that new version of iBooks to open to iBooks in Japan.  I could see a lot of books available, but I cannot purchase because the store kept on saying to switch to US store where my account is.  When I switch to US store, I do have an access to the Japanese books that I want.  I just wouldn't like to download Japanese books by paying with my card to read.  Please let me know simple how to by step by step.

iOS 6.1.4, Function of iBooks
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    You can only buy content from your own country's store - so if you are in the US then you can only buy from the US store, to be able to buy from the Japanese store you will need a Japanese account with a valid Japanese billing address and be in Japan when buying from it.


    You can try requesting that the Japanese ibooks that you want to buy be added to the US store, but ultimately it's the book publishers that will have to grant Apple a license to sell them there : http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunes.html

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    When your own country's ibookstore does not have what you want, the fix is to try the other stores which also provide free ereader apps for your device, such as Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Googlebooks, and Sony.