Ashley Carman, writing for The Verge;
Kickstarter is coming to Japan on September 13th. The company confirmed the date in an emailed announcement today and said interested creators should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Although people from Japan could always back a project, or launch their own through a partnership with a US-based partner, they can now launch their own using a local Japanese bank account and a local form of identification. Kickstarter will be in Japanese, too.
Kickstarter first announced the launching of the service in Japan last May.