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Initial post: May 24, 2013 4:45:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2013 4:47:22 PM PDT
W. Teeters says:
I'm a student currently studying Japanese, and I've been toying around with the idea of purchasing a few volumes of manga from amazon.co.jp to help me understand the language better and expand my vocabulary. My father recently got a newer Kindle and gave me his Kindle Fire, and a few of these manga have Kindle editions. I have an account with the Japanese Amazon that uses the same user information as my English one, so I was wondering...If I purchased the Kindle version of these manga from the Japanese site, would they be accessible on my Kindle or do I have to set it up differently? Or is it even possible for manga purchased from the Japanese site to be read on an English Kindle?

Posted on May 24, 2013 4:56:04 PM PDT
Only Japanese residents with a Japanese credit card can purchase Kindle/digital content from the JP site. Digital media is governed by different copyrights and licensing restrictions that physical media.

Posted on May 24, 2013 11:52:53 PM PDT
W. Teeters says:
Well that's depressing. Guess I'll have to find a different way to practice. Oh, well. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 12:24:12 AM PDT
If you visit Japan, though, and while you're over there change your address in "manage your kindle/country settings" to wherever you're visiting/staying, you may find more Japanese titles available to you while you're over there. Whether the ones you're looking at would be included in that or not, I don't know, but it's worth having a look.

Posted on May 26, 2013 6:42:08 PM PDT
W. Teeters says:
It would be worth looking, just in case. I *was* considering applying for the JET program, which would have me move there. If I get accepted, the worst-case scenario is that I buy some books from a bookstore.

What about books from amazon.co.de, the German Amazon? German's another language I practice, so I could use some books in German if it's possible.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 11:15:45 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I see over 160,000 ebooks in German on amazon.com (with my country set to France so your count may differ)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_85156411_40?ie=UTF8&bbn=133141011&page=1&rh=n%3A133140011%2Cn%3A!133141011%2Cn%3A154606011%2Cp_20%3AGerman&sort=relevanceexprank&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=1JJYSFPF10B7D21R2PQX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1474547422&pf_rd_i=1284007011

or Kindle - Kindle Books - Kindle Store - Deutschsprachige Bücher
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