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Where next after ebookjapan? It’s BookWalker

I definitely learned several lessons when ebookjapan decided to flip the tables on us, the kind of people where you don’t live in Japan, don’t have a Japanese phone or isn’t familiar with ways to circumvent region-restrictions for apps – but still want to buy and read manga. Or if you like to read them for free (legally!).

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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.

Note 2: The migration process has closed in May 2020 (or so).

Note 3: Japanese mobile numbers are now required if you wish to create a Yahoo! Japan account 😦 – I recommend checking BookWalker for international-friendly accessibility for manga in Japanese and English (global store).

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

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

Contents

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Page 4 is the out-of-date guide for the now defunct eBookJapan Initiative website.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

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eBookJapan merges with Yahoo! Bookstore

eBookJapan (eBook Initiative Japan) have merged their operations with Yahoo! Bookstore, according to a press release.

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