iBooks users in Japan have been dealing with a hobbled experience compared to other countries since they've been limited to public domain titles up until now. As of Tuesday, that changed and now users have access to to thousands of commercially available titles.
Apple expands iBookstore offerings in Japan
The change to the iBookstore also included iBooks 3.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, which Apple stated, "The iBookstore in Japan now has hundreds of thousands of books available for purchase, including fiction, manga, light novels and more."
The update also includes other improvements for reading Asian language books. iBooks 3.1 is free and is available at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.
While the update is minor for most parts of the world, it's big news for Japan's iPhone and iPad owners since they finally have a wide selection of titles at the iBookstore.