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Apple to sell E-books in Japan

Apple to open iBookstore's in Japan.

By Charles Gantt on Jan 2, 2013 08:39 am CST - 0 mins, 31 secs reading time

The Japanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting that Apple is planing on launching fully fledged iBookstores in Japan this year. It is unclear where the first store will be open for business.

Apple to sell E-books in Japan | TweakTown.com

Japan has been slow to embrace E-books, but with companies like Amazon, Google and Sony retailing the format, Apple had no choice but to follow suit. Apple has reportedly signed agreements with Japanese publishers Shogakukan, Kodansha and Kadokawa.

Manga has been dominating the Japanese E-book market lately, but Apple is banking on the arrival of western book publishers to fuel its fire and help turn its newest venture into something profitable.

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