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Good news, amiibo and Nintendo fans! Amazon Japan has started to allow international shipping on select video games and collectibles! It’s important to note, however, that Amazon Japan will not allow you to use an international account to log in. (In other words, you can’t use your U.S. or U.K. Amazon account on Amazon Japan.) Fear not though; Nintendo Inquirer has your back. Follow these seven easy steps and you, too, can start importing like a champ!

Step 1: Translate the site into English by clicking the ‘In English’ button on the top of the page.


Step 2: Select ‘Your Account’ in the menu at the top of the page. Click ‘New customer? Start here.’


Step 3: Create a username and password for use on Amazon Japan. (Amazon Japan will not allow you to log in with your Amazon U.K. or U.S. account.)


Step 4: Once your account has been created, navigate back to the Amazon Japan homepage. Select ‘Your Account’ from the drop down shown below.


Step 5: Navigate to the Settings section and select ‘Manage Your Address Book’


Step 6: Click on the button labeled ‘Add an International Address’ and enter your address. When finished, select ‘Save and Add Payment Method’.



Step 7: Select ‘Provide new payment method information’ and enter your payment method.


Helpful tip: Make sure to add a check to the box labeled ‘AmazonGlobal’ to view only the items that will ship outside of Japan.


Success! You are now ready to make purchases on Amazon Japan. Now that you’re good to go, you can start importing. If you’re wondering what new item to check out first, we recommend taking a look at the Japanese exclusive K.K. Slider amiibo card that’s only available inside Japan’s Pikopuri magazine. Get it while you can because these exclusive amiibo cards tend to sell out fast!

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.