Will Japanese Kindles be enough to save Amazon Japan?

TOKYO Nikkei–Amazon.com Inc. will start selling its Kindle e-book readers in Japan as early as April for less than 20,000 yen, The Nikkei learned Friday.

The Kindle Touch, which the world’s biggest online retailer launched in the U.S. this past November, will likely be the flagship model in Japan.

Amazon will team up with NTT DoCoMo Inc. 9437 to enable wireless downloads of e-books over the mobile phone service provider’s network. Kindle users will not have to pay communications charges for e-book purchases over the DoCoMo network. They will also have the option of using Wi-Fi connections where available.

via 2012/02/11 02:00 – Amazon Bringing Kindle E-Readers To Japan.