Changes to new eBookJapan registrations

Note: As of Feb 28, 2019 onwards, the original eBookJapan site no longer accepts new registrations and existing users can migrate their account and books to the new website.

I will go into detail about the merging of eBookJapan with Yahoo! Japan’s Bookstore (their ebook retail arm) soon. Read about it here.

This post is originally published on September 21, 2017 with major revisions made on June 13, 2019. Some revisions are still ongoing.


Page 1 This page is for existing users. Read more after the cut.
Page 2 for creating a new account.
Page 3 is how to login on Android.
Page 4 is the out-of-date guide for the now defunct eBookJapan Initiative website.

Note: This post is heavy on graphics/screenshots.

This page is for existing users migrating from the old to the new site.

1. Go here to initiate the migration process.

You need to be logged in. Select the third and last button at the bottom of the page.

There’s a lot of graphics about their merging but go to the bottom.
I think most users would have a Yahoo! Japan account linked by now.
If you haven’t, go get it linked. (Check page 4 for more info.)

Reminder: It might be best to have an active credit card on file so it’ll be transferred to the new website. If you want to buy any released e-books, buy it before migrating your account. (Read more about purchasing e-books on the new app. Big thanks to @funkytachi!)

old ebj to new ebj migration yahoo id

2. Then you’ll be brought to this page. Review your account info, make sure everything’s correct and press the big pink button at the bottom. You’ll be notified by email when the migration is done. (Though bookshelves would take some time to reflect on the new website.)

migration-step 1 mozaic

(Still under construction. I’m still in the process of migrating my account.)

9 thoughts on “Changes to new eBookJapan registrations

  1. cldvrs

    can’t write japanese, i wanna cry, there’s that manga i’d love to purchase damn it… any solution? OCR don’t work, i tried them all…

        1. aheadofthenight

          Hi Linka, yes it’s possible to register but you do need to lookup a Japanese postcode beforehand. You also need to jot it down as you need it when you want to reset your password.

            1. aheadofthenight

              I’m located outside of Japan and like you, have to use a Japanese postcode when I registered. It’s probably just part of Yahoo! Japan’s requirement for personal details and no, they won’t be checking it.

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  3. Stuart LeVine

    Would really appreciate some help if you can. I can go to my bookshelf and view and read my manga using a browser or the app on my windows 10 pc using my yahoo login.
    But I have been unable to gain access via the android app. when I run the app it takes me to an empty book case, and a “please login to your account” message. I click on that and it offers me a choice to put in my id and password and click login (which results in an error message”email address or password do not match”) or I can click on a yahoo login link which takes me to a page where it accepts my yahoo credentials, but then it goes to a ebookjapan log in page, but I don’t have e an ebookjapan login. (perhaps I needed them on day 1 but who remembers). there is no place to click on forgot id or password. any thoughts? thanks for any help you can give.

    1. aheadofthenight

      That’s odd. So the situation for you now is that: You can’t access your ebj account/purchases on the Android app despite having a valid and working Yahoo Japan account. Your login credentials for Yahoo Japan and ebookjapan are the same unless it must be something else. Can you upload a screenshot of the ‘ebookjapan login page’ after you’re redirected on Imgur or other similar sites?

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