Buying kindle editions of Japanese fiction (in Japanese) from Amazon.co.jp? I'm in the U.S with an Amazon.com account

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MJX

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Feb 9, 2015, 4:53:46 AM2/9/15
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Does anyone know how to do this? For example, fiction by 星新一 , 有吉 佐和子 , 内田 康夫 .

Here are the hits for 有吉 佐和子 at Amazon.co.jp:
<http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/376-5339447-3953603?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=%E6%9C%89%E5%90%89+%E4%BD%90%E5%92%8C%E5%AD%90>

Thanks

CL

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Feb 9, 2015, 7:56:43 AM2/9/15
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amazon.co.jp will allow you to set up as "matomete" account between
Japan and the US. Ask your local Amazon Kindle Support and they should
be able to set it up for you. You can view books in both languages, all
priced in your local currency.

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CL

mtfe...@netmapsonscape.net

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Feb 12, 2015, 11:19:28 PM2/12/15
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CL <yaho...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 02/09/2015 06:53 PM, MJX wrote:
> > Does anyone know how to do this? For example, fiction by ??? , ?? ??? , ?? ?? .
> >
> > Here are the hits for ?? ??? at Amazon.co.jp:
> > <http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/376-5339447-3953603?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=%E6%9C%89%E5%90%89+%E4%BD%90%E5%92%8C%E5%AD%90>
> >
> > Thanks
> >

> amazon.co.jp will allow you to set up as "matomete" account between
> Japan and the US. Ask your local Amazon Kindle Support and they should
> be able to set it up for you. You can view books in both languages, all
> priced in your local currency.

My wife orders from Amazon.jp all the time. She just pays the $ equivalent of
yen.

Mike

MJX

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Feb 15, 2015, 9:12:30 AM2/15/15
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> My wife orders from Amazon.jp all the time. She just pays the $ equivalent of
> yen.
>
> Mike

I currently reside in the U.S. I just received the following email from Amazon.co.jp Kindle Customer Service:

===
Thank you for contacting us at Amazon.co.jp.

Please note that Kindle content sold on Amazon.co.jp can only be purchased in Japan. Customers residing outside Japan cannot purchase content even if they have a Kindle device or Fire tablet sold on Amazon.co.jp.

*Kindle content cannot be purchased on Amazon.co.jp in outside of Japan even though your accounts are linked.
===

And from Amazon.com:

Hello from Amazon.

We are writing because the home country registered to your Kindle account may not match your country of residence. Due to publishing rights, the home country registered to your account must match your country of residence.

To continue purchasing titles available for Japan, please send a copy of your valid government-issued identity card, passport, or a utility bill received within the previous 90 days to our secure fax line:

Within the US: 206-266-1838
Outside the US: (00)1-206-266-1838
===

What to do?

mtfe...@netmapsonscape.net

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Feb 15, 2015, 5:25:57 PM2/15/15
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I had a similar issue trying to buy an mp3 (Fad Gadget's "Spare the Child").
I couldn't get it in the US but it was available in the UK. I got around
it by finding a UK proxy, and downloading through that.

Anyone got a list of Japanese proxies?

Mike

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