While Netflix is available in almost all countries across the globe, their library changes from one region to another. American Netflix subscribers get content that isn’t offered to others and so on. The same strategy applies to Japan.
The Japanese version of Netflix is much sought after due to the exclusive Japanese TV shows and anime it has on offer.
To change your Netflix region to Japan, you do not need to create a new account. What you do need though is a VPN service that has VPN servers in Japan. This will provide you with the required Japanese IP address that will trick apps and sites to think you’re located in the Land of the Rising Sun.
In this tutorial, we will go over all the necessary steps you need to take to unblock Japanese Netflix abroad.
Get Access to Netflix Japan from Anywhere – Quick Guide
Time needed: 4 minutes.
To easily switch your Netflix region to Japan, follow the steps below:
Subscribe to a VPN service provider.
We highly recommend ExpressVPN. Its one of the few VPNs that successfully unblocks various Netflix regions including the USA, UK, and Japan
Download and install the VPN client on your device.
You can find dedicated apps on Android, iOS, PC, Mac, and FireStick.
Activate the VPN application.
Sign in with your username and password.
Connect to a VPN server.
Connect to a server in Japan.
Launch the Netflix app.
Sign in with your existing Netflix account.
Stream Japanese Netflix from anywhere.
You can use the same instructions to access other Japanese streaming services overseas. This includes J Sport, TVer, and Rakuten.
Set up a VPN connection on your router or configure Smart DNS on Samsung Smart TV. Once that is done, open the Netflix app, sign in with your credentials, and watch your favorite shows and movies anywhere.
While first-generation Amazon Fire Sticks weren’t natively compatible with VPNs, this has luckily all changed in newer models.
You can easily download and install your favorite VPN app directly from the Amazon Store on your FireStick.
While VPNs are a great tool to protect your online privacy and security, they can also grant you access to content that is geo-restricted in your region. Try out one of the VPNs we suggested above and let us know how it goes in the comment section.
Streaming gadgets geek. Interested in every little thing there is to know about bypassing regional restrictions. An avid believer in the right to protect online privacy. Charles has also reviewed plenty of VPN service providers and knows how to separate the good apples from the bad ones.