iBooks in Japan
In related news, Apple has just launched the iBookstore in Japan. The company issued a press release saying: "We're excited to launch the iBookstore in Japan with a wide selection of Japanese publishers and authors. We think customers are going to love how engaging and interactive the books are to read, and how beautiful they look on iPad."
Amazon recently launched the Kindle bookstore in Japan.
A report by The Next Web notes that Apple had tried to launch the iBookstore in Japan back in 2010 but "ran afoul of Japanese publishers and ended up only offering books in the public domain."
The iBookstore is available in 51 countries.
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