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Japan With Kids - Forums: Consumer Reports: Software in tokyo
By liza kanazawa on Sunday, February 18, 2001 - 1:16 am:

Can anyone tell me where i can buy english software(games etc.) here in Tokyo?

By Scott Hancock on Sunday, February 18, 2001 - 1:28 am:

The largest selection I know is at T-Zone main store in Akihabara. PC versions on the main software floor in a section in the back. Mac stuff is on the "import" floor. As usual, there is more PC than Mac.

By Scott Hancock on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 10:12 am:

The T-Zone store I mentioned for
English software is no longer. As far
as I know, there is no longer a
source for English software over the
counter in Tokyo.


By Scotth on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 10:31 pm:

There is now a small shop that carries a limited selection of English software, as well as a decent selection of English hardware (laptops). It's in Ebisu. Their info is at:
They also do hardware support, even if you did not buy the equipment there.

By Scott Hancock on Sunday, October 9, 2005 - 8:15 pm:

Newly discovered source for some English software. LAOX main Computer Kan in Akihabara has a good selection of the main Microsoft applications, a few Adobe and a few odd bits related to Japanese on English OS.

Prices are a bit higher than you woud find in the U.S.. But, at least they are available if you're in a pinch.

I'm told there are more stores in Akihabara stocking English, so I'll look some more and report.

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