i intend to purchase electronic appliances in Japan for use in my country (220v)
is there a posibillity to buy 220v in japan?
The voltage in Japan is 100 Volt with 2 identical to non polarized pins. I don't think you will find much in the way of 220v appliances.
You can buy a voltage converter but electronics are not so cheap that it would make much sense when you factor things in.Edited: 16 October 2013, 18:18
i was thinking about rice cooker...
You can still look for universal appliances at duty free shops. Akihabara would be a good area to explore although many big electronic stores carry duty free products.
> ou can buy a voltage converter but electronics are not so
> cheap that it would make much sense when you factor things in.
And since it would probably have to be a 1000 or 1500 watt converter at least to handle the high current draw of a rice cooker, it would probably be as big as a shoe box and weigh about 20 lbs.
Get a digital camera or sushi-themed USB key... ;-)
Rice cooker cannot be universal voltage, at least I haven't seen one. Akihabara/Shinjuku shops (duty-free section) sell 220V rice cookers. Prices are high and selection limited, but if that's what you want.
Selection from Yodobashi: http://tinyurl.com/lq9mnvw
A suitable transformer (220-100) will cost as much as the rice cooker itself or more.Edited: 17 October 2013, 14:57
It might cost you less to order one online and have it sent to your home country.
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