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5 minutes guide to create iTunes Japan store account without Japanese credit card

Q. How to purchase Japanese games and songs at iTunes Japan store?

Each country has its own iTunes store.

Japan iTunes store has digital contents, i.e. Japanese games, music, and apps that you will not find in other countries' iTunes store.
In order to buy games, music, apps from iTunes Japan store, you need to register a Japanese account even if you already have an account in another country.

Normally, a Japanese credit card is required to register an account, but this guide will show you how to register without a credit card by using an iTunes Japan gift cards.

 

Q. Is the Japanese store in English?

Originally, everything in the iTunes Japan store was displayed in Japanese. However, Apple updated the store so that it now follows the language of your settings. If you set your language settings to be English, the menus in the store will be in English too.

 

Q. How to create iTunes Japan store account?

Below are the 7 simple steps (roughly 5 minutes to complete!) to create an account without credit card at iTunes Japan store.

The tutorial is conducted using iPhone, but you can also use iTunes on your Macbook or iPad and follow similar steps.

Step 1: Open iTunes Store, go to Music tab and scroll to the bottom.
If you are signed in, sign out and click on the Sign In button.

 

Step 2: Click on Create Apple ID button.

 

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom and select the country 日本 (this is Japan) for the new account.

 

Step 4: Agree to the Terms and Conditions. 

  

Step 5: Enter your e-mail address and password.
You must enter a new e-mail address which is not registered to another iTunes account.
And also fill out your security questions and answers, as well as your birthdate.

 

Step 6: Ignore Payment Method column, scroll down until you find "ITUNES GIFT CARDS AND ITUNES GIFTS" and enter the gift code you purchased from us.

     

 

Step 7: Enter your billing name, address and phone number.
Apple checks whether the city, prefecture, and postal code are valid. If you do not have a Japanese address, it is possible to input the address of a hotel or business, although this may violate Apple's terms and conditions. You must also input a phone number. Apple will accept the phone number provided in the example, 080-5555-5555.

     

 

Congratulations! Your registration is complete!

You can now purchase Japanese games, music, anime and apps only available at iTunes Japan store!
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