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An iPhone Mondai?

James over at Japan Probe has this very interesting article on a potential problem that foreigners may face when buying an iPhone in Japan. He writes:

“Live in Japan and want an iPhone? If you’re a foreigner, you’ll probably have to pay a huge sum of money. Blogger w00kie has translated the terms on Softbank’s website.”

It is reported that some have said that they were able to bypass these rules by using a Japanese drivers’ license/health insurance ID.

Here is the Softbank iPhone 3G Service Plan announcement. 

Here is the iPhone Apps Store in Japanese and in English.

Read the rest of the story here.

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