I’ve had a few emails on the topic of how to buy books from Amazon Japan, so here is a quick how-to:
Displaying Amazon Japan in English
First thing to do is to look on the upper right corner of the screen and click “Click here to seen in English”.
Adding items to your shopping cart and checking out
I sometimes find that the websites converts back to Japanese again when you click to go to the checkout. Just click on the “Click here to seen in English” link again to fix this.
Check international shipping rates
Amazon Japan offers international express shipping. There is a per parcel shipping charge, so it is better to consolidate as many items as you can into one order. There is also a per item handling fee.
Information regarding shipping and handling rates from Amazon Japan can be found at this link.