how to purchase app in japan app store if u're living outside japan

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ipos, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    am trying to purchase a app only available in japan.
    once i use a vpn to purchase using my ID , app store says the ID is only valid for purchase in the country i reside in.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    You need a Japanese credit card or gift card, which you can use to create a Japanese account. You don't need a VPN.
  3. ipos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    can i use vpn and create new apple id in JP itunes? sync will have any prob later?
  4. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    You don't need a VPN anywhere in the process, including during the creation of a Japanese iTunes account.

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