Amazon App Store arrives in Japan

Amazon has opened its Android Appstore for business in Japan.

The world’s largest digital retailer has been on a drive into the mobile sector in recent months with the launch of its own Appstore and the release of its Kindle Fire line of tablets.

Amazon has also made the Kindle Fire available for pre-order in the Pacific island nation.

"The Amazon Appstore connects app and game developers across the globe with Amazon’s enormous customer base, and we’re excited to expand that audience to our millions of customers in Japan," said Jim Adkins, vice president of the Amazon Appstore.

"Now our customers in Japan can find all of the apps and games they’re looking for and can take advantage of popular programs like Free App of the Day."

Japan is the world’s third-largest economy, and one of the largest producers and consumers in the mobile industry.

Story originally published on Develop

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