Apple today announced the launch of the iBookstore in Japan
featuring titles from major and independent publishers, including a
selection of books from Kodansha, KADOKAWA, Bungeishunju, Gakken and Gentosha.
The iBookstore has a wide selection of emerging and established
authors including Shyotaro Ikenami, Jiro Akagawa, Atsuko Asano and
Apple said that the iBooks app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has
been downloaded 130 million times worldwide.