How to Create a Japanese PSN Account on a PS3

This tutorial teach you how to create a Japanese PSN account on a PS3.

Go to profiles and create a new user. Log in as that user.


Scroll to the PlayStation Network tag and choose “Sign up for PlayStation Network”.


When presented with the choice choose “Create a New Account (New Users).


When presented with the choice choose Japan as your country of residence. This will change all user interface text into Japanese. Continue and enter your birthday. Select the lower-right blue button to move on. You’ll want to enter the year, month, and day from left to right.


Next up is the end user license agreement. Scroll down and select the button on the lower-right to continue.


Enter your e-mail address in the first field. When you finish a popup menu will appear. Just click through.

  • Select a password and enter it in the second field. It must be over six characters, more than one character must be a number and no character may be repeated more than three times. The password is not case sensitive.
  • Re-enter your password in the third field.
  • Pick a secret question in the drop down menu in case you forget your password. Just pick one and enter an answer in the very last field. If you want your answer to be in English, you should hit the select button on the PS3 controller until the English characters appear. You should probably write this down.


The next screen wants you to enter an Online ID. It must be between 3-16 alpha-numeric characters. It cannot be the same as your password, and it cannot be changed. If you cannot proceed past this point, you may need to try coming up with a more original name.


Next you must enter your name. Put your last name in the first field and your first name in the second field. In order to enter your name in English, hit the select button on the PS3 controller until the English characters appear. – Use the drop-down menu to select your gender. The top character is for male. The bottom is for female.


You’ll need to enter a Japanese address. Obtaining one of is up to you. Fortunately, you don’t need to validate your address, so looking up a hotel address should on your own should work fine. Here are translations for the menu fields to help you fill them out.


Move to the next menu. Don’t check the box and move on to the next menu again.


You’re almost done. This final screen is just asking you to confirm that all the information you’ve entered so far is correct. Click on the button on the lower-right to proceed.


Congratulations! You are now logged into the Japan PSN. Let’s start downloading. In order to buy these games you’ll need a Japanese PSN card. Pick up one here.

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