Japanese electric/broadcast specifications differ from most other countries, which prevents you from using appliances from your home country. Unfortunately, 99% of the products sold in Japan are designed according to Japanese specifications with instruction manuals in Japanese only.
Sony Overseas Models which are adaptable to many countries/regions around the world, have multi-language instruction manuals and a 1-year warranty applicable to 46 countries/regions. You can take them when traveling overseas and use them back in your home country as well.
Sony Overseas Models are only available at Sony authorized dealers where shop staff are wll versed in model specifications.
Check the website sony.jp/overseas/ and ask the shop staff for details.See also: list of PC & Electrical Appliance Shops in our Venue Finder.