How to create a Japanese iTunes account

First open iTunes, scroll down and click the U.S. icon on the bottom right corner.
Choose country
On the next page, select Japan from the list of countries. Next, click the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner of iTunes. Next, you see a popup with the option to create an Apple id–click the button.
Create ID
The next page welcomes you to the iTunes store, click the continue button.
Welcome to ITunes
The next page requires you to check the agreement box and click the “Agree” button.
Terms of agreement
On the next page you’ll enter your email, create a password and complete other information then click “Continue.”
Account info
Next, you’ll complete your billing information and address. If you are redeeming a Japanese iTunes card enter the code and leave the credit card info blank. Enter your Japanese address too–JBOX will tell you how to complete that. Click the “Create Apple ID” button and you’re done. By the way, a U.S. credit card will not work.
Payment information

Update

Some customers have reported that iTMS won’t let you proceed without entering a credit card. In order to bypass this, hit the “Home” button and begin the Redeem process again, and you’ll see the “None” button the second time through.  — JBOX

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