Black Friday, Japan sales
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Where to get Black Friday online deals in Japan

The mega sale event, which happens from November 27-30, isn’t just an American tradition anymore
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Emma Steen

Christmas is just around the corner, so if you’re scrambling to get the best deals for the perfect gifts, here’s where you should look first. Sites including Amazon Japan, Uniqlo and Bic Camera are all holding sales starting this week for online shoppers, meaning you might get a few things on your wishlist at a discounted price.

In need of a new winter jacket? A new tablet, camera, earphones or houseful appliance? Or all of the above? Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or make some practical purchases, it’s worth checking out what’s on offer for the following dates. 


When: November 27 to December 1
What: A wide selection of products including clothes, gadgets, electronics, and even cleaning supplies. Kindle, Alexa and Echo included. 

Bic Camera

When: For 124 hours starting 8pm on November 26
What: Electronics including TVs, computers, cameras as well as cosmetics, cleaning supplies and pharmaceutical products 


When: November 19 to December 3 
What: Heat Tech garments, down jackets, jumpers and sweater vests. 


When: Until November 30
What: Download games for up to 80 percent off 


What: November 20 to November 29
What: Aeon supermarket items, clothes, bedding, home appliances and bicycles 


When: November 26 to December 6 
What: Instead of discounts, the Swedish furniture store is doing something different this year by offering to buy back furniture from consumers. Through the Black Friday 'buy back' scheme, you'll be able to sell your preloved Ikea furniture back to the store in return for Ikea credits. For Ikea Family members, you can now get 30 percent more credit.

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