An outdated guide for registering at the former eBookJapan.
On September 11, 2017, the eBook Initiative Japan has been incorporated into Yahoo! Group and will now require a Yahoo! Japan ID for new registrations.
Existing accounts are not affected but linking your Yahoo! Japan ID will give you an additional 1% in points when you purchase with your preferred payment method (credit card, etc). This does not apply to purchases made with points.
Since Yahoo! Japan doesn’t have an English version for their interface… I’d thought of making a guide on how to do it, step by step.
I think you should already have a basic grasp of Japanese and the different kana (hiragana, katakana), if not kanji.
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1. Go to ebookjapan and hover over the selected area.
5. Fill in the details and the security verification, then click ‘sign up for Yahoo! Japan ID (yellow button).
6. Review your details and agree to the terms and conditions of service.
After these steps, you should receive an email (the one you used to register with Yahoo! Japan) with a code to login.
Once you’ve done that, your registration should be complete. The email address you used to register will also be the one receiving any emails to reset your password or any security alerts.
Go back to eBookJapan and login (refer to picture 3 and 4). Your first-time login will show this and the next screenshot.
And voila, you should have a working eBookJapan account with a Yahoo! Japan ID 🙂