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Any iBook purchased anywhere in the world these days will run Japanese
software. Since Mac OS X was released there aren't language-specific
versions of the operating system; it's all there waiting to be used.
The only DVD issue is DVD region codes. Different regions of the world
are in different DVD regions, and DVDs from one region don't play on
drives from another region. It's not specific to iBooks or even to
Apple, but it something you'd encounter on any DVD drive on any
computer. You can change a DVD drive's region code, but you can only do
this a few times. So you could buy an iBook in the USA and then switch
the DVD region code for Japan, but it's not the kind of change you would
want to make very often.
You'll probably need a plug adaptor for the power supply to use it in
Japan. The power supply can handle the electricity from Japanese
outlets, it's just that the plug is probably the wrong shape.
Tom "Tom" Harrington
Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
Version 2.0: Delocalize, Repair Permissions, lots more.