I recently bought an amazon-kindle in Japan. It has been delivered by UPS within 5 days. It also can be used in Japan and the network fee is covered by amazon for the purchasing. Unfortunately, not all the books I wanted were not available from the kindle-store. I should feel lucky with the situation, since I am buying many books which are not needed at the moment. It is now a Grimoire which contains a lot of information in 10.2 ounces.