Amazon Japan Launches Japanese Kindle Store, Japanese Language Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon.co.jp (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the new Kindle
Paperwhite—the world's most popular e-reader—is coming to Japan. Kindle
Paperwhite offers 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast compared to
the previous generation Kindle, a unique built-in front light for
reading in all lighting conditions, a beautiful new manga experience, up
to 8 weeks of battery life, and a thin and light design for just ¥8,480.
Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G—the all-new top-of-the-line Kindle e-reader
with free 3G wireless—never pay for or hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot—is just
¥12,980. The new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G are
available starting today for pre-order at www.amazon.co.jp/kindlepaperwhite
and will begin shipping on November 19.
Kindle Paperwhite now available in Japan (Photo: Business Wire)