iTunes Gift Cards can only be used for the iTunes Store for the country in which the card was purchased. This means that an iTunes Gift Card purchased in Japan can only be redeemed in the Japanese iTunes Store.
From a strictly legal perspective, Apple’s Terms and Conditions limit you to only using the iTunes Store in the country you’re in. However, as of June 2012, Japan snuck in some strict copyright laws. The internet was sniped of almost all Japanese media and entertainment, as the attorney at law Toshimitsu Dan put the following changes in place:
1. Ripping and copying of copy-protected and encoded materials like DVDs and games is no longer considered “for personal use” and is punishable.
2. The sale of software and hardware that circumvents copy protection and access protections is forbidden.
3. The intentional download of illegally uploaded materials is now punishable.
What options does an Otaku outside of Japan have? You can purchase a Japan iTunes gift card here. You can purchase a gift card and will receive the code by email in seconds (FAST and CHEAP!).
We also offer Nintendo cards and PSN cards for Japanese region store.
Bear in mind, that in order to purchase these Japanese cards outside of JapanCodeSupply and other platforms, you must have a valid Japanese credit card. Avoid the hassle! Let us do the work for you!