Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us.

1. In what script are the Japanese words and sentences presented?
2. Can I buy 80/20 Japanese in bookstores?
3. I live in Japan but don’t have a credit card – how can I purchase the book?
4. Can I print out the eBook?
5. My download has expired. Can it be re-activated?
6. Can I upgrade to another package after I’ve made a purchase?
7. Can I purchase multiple copies?
8. What are the dimensions of the physical book?


1. In what script are the Japanese words and sentences presented?

There are two versions of 80/20 Japanese available – the Romaji Edition, which uses Latin script (English lettering), and the Kana + Kanji Edition, which uses Japanese characters. All 80/20 Japanese packages include the eBook of both editions. Click here for more information.

2. Can I buy 80/20 Japanese in bookstores?

No, sorry, 80/20 Japanese is currently only available via this website.

3. I live in Japan but don’t have a credit card – how can I purchase the book?

If you have a Japanese bank account, the easiest way to purchase 80/20 Japanese is to create a PayPal account. This can be linked to your Japanese bank account, which will allow you to shop online wherever PayPal is accepted (including 8020japanese.com) using funds from your bank account.

Another alternative is V-Preca, a prepaid debit card that can be topped up at Japanese convenience stores. There are a few steps involved in getting set up, but once completed, you will have access to a virtual credit card that can be used like a normal credit card for online purchases.

4. Can I print out the eBook?

Just like any eBook bought on Amazon Kindle or Apple iBooks, the eBook cannot be printed. For a printed copy, please purchase the Soft Cover Pack or The Complete Package. We ship worldwide.

5. My download has expired. Can it be re-activated?

Yes, simply contact us with your purchase details and we will send you a new download link.

6. Can I upgrade to another package after I’ve made a purchase?

Yes, visit https://upgrade.8020japanese.com at any time and enter your details to view your upgrade options.

7. Can I purchase multiple copies?

Yes, please contact us.

8. What are the dimensions of the physical book?

  • 8 x 10 x 0.87 inches / 20 x 25 x 2.2 centimeters
  • 1.86 pounds / 841 grams
  • 426 pages