Apple is reportedly set to introduce the iBookstore, its e-book service, in Japan soon.

The Japanese language “Nikkei” — as noted by “PC Mag” ( — says Apple will launch an e-book service sometime this month in partnership with Japanese publishers such as Kadokawa, Shogakukan, and Kodansha. According to the report, Apple will introduce about 80,000 Japanese-language titles upon the store’s debut.