From the Kobo blog:
We’re thrilled to let you know the Kobo Touch has made its way to Japan. Since we first announced our plans and began pre-orders online, Kobo has had overwhelming response from Japanese consumers. Our eReader is so popular that it outsold the 100-million other products offered by Rakuten’s online marketplace – including water!
So where can Japanese customers find Kobo? You can get Kobo eReaders for sale at the following:
- Online from Rakuten at http://kobo.rakuten.co.jp
- In-store at major electronics retailers including, Bic Camera, Sofmap, Joshin and Yodobashi Camera
- In-store at major bookstores including Maruzen, Junkudo, Bunkyodo and in select Tsutaya stores
The Kobo Touch is available for the low price of ¥7,980 including tax (or $100 USD). The Kobo eReader is available in black, silver, blue and lilac.
Next stop, Italy!