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Page 4 is the out-of-date guide for the now defunct eBookJapan Initiative website.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.)


7 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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