How to watch Australian Netflix in Japan



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Japan is a fantastic country, full of traditions and the latest technology. However, if you’re from Australia, and you happen to be working, studying, or just travelling there and you want to keep watching Australian Netflix, you won’t be able to do it.

Netflix’s content varies from region to region. If you’re in Japan, you only can watch Japanese Netflix.

This is the same whether you’re a Japanese resident or an Australian in the country, which is really annoying if you want to watch a show or movie that everyone is raving about back in Oz.

But don’t worry. Through this guide, I’ll help you to easily access Australian Netflix from Japan, so you can keep updated with and watch your favourites series and movies.

So if you want to watch all the good stuff that isn’t available on the Japanese Netflix site, let’s get started!

Get yourself a VPN

The solution to this issue is getting a ‘VPN‘.

But, what is it you’re probably wondering?

A VPN allows unblocking different regions of Netflix by concealing your real location and letting you choose the one you need.

Of course, this means you’ll be able to unlock Australian Netflix from Japan and any other country in the world!

ExpressVPN is one of the best VPN choices since it’s easy to use, and it offers fast speeds which are perfect for streaming video. They also have a 30-day money back guarantee in case you don’t like their service.

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Couple that with a 49% discount on their yearly package and it’s hard to go wrong. However, the choice is yours.

Another two good options are CyberGhost VPN and VyprVPN. They offer a similar service with more or less the same features. The decision is up to you.


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How to watch Australian Netflix in Japan

Now you have chosen a VPN, it’s time to get it working to watch Australian Netflix from Japan.

I’m going to use ExpressVPN as an example because it’s the one I’m currently using. But both the other services I mentioned have almost identical steps.

  1. Subscribe to the ExpressVPN service and create an account.
  2. Download the app for your device from their Products area.
  3. Open the app and login with your account details
  4. Press Selected Location.
  5. Then press All Locations (1), Asia Pacific (2) and finally Australia (3). You may need to use different locations such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth etc. if it doesn’t work first time.
  6. If the app doesn’t start automatically, you may need to press Connect.

Once you’re connected to ExpressVPN, all the apps and websites you visit or use will think you’re in Australia and not in Japan.

Now, you can use Netflix with your usual account and search for the movies and series you want to watch.

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Can I watch on a phone or tablet?


ExpressVPN has apps for both Android and Apple iOS. You can find them in your regular app store by searching for their name.

Once you downloaded the app in your device, you must follow the steps from above to choose the location and connect.

It also works perfectly on regular computers (both Windows and Mac), laptops, and even in media sticks like the Amazon Fire TV devices.


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How does a VPN work and is it legal?

First of all, a VPN is totally legal, and its main goal is to protect your privacy online. In order to do this, it acts as an intermediate between your devices and the internet connection.

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The VPN conceals your true location, allowing you to choose the one that best suits you. By doing this, you’re safer while navigating the web, and it can help you stay secure from hackers or other snoops.

What else can I do with the VPN?

Since a VPN’s main purpose is to protect your privacy online, this is very important and useful when you’re travelling or living in Japan.

This is perfect for when you’re using a public Wi-Fi connection which isn’t secure unless you use a VPN.

You can also unblock other Australian TV services besides Netflix, such as subscription services Foxtel, Stan and Kayo Sports, or free to air like SBS, 7Plus and TenPlay.

You can use a VPN in several devices at the same time, which allows you to access Netflix and other services at the same time which is great if you’ve got kids or other family members with you as you can keep them happy too.


If you’re visiting Japan, living there for a while or you’re a Japanese citizen, you won’t be able to access Australian Netflix unless you use a VPN.

With a VPN you can choose the location from where you’re connecting and unblock all the content from Australia in Japan.

This is not only handy for watching Netflix but at the same time unblocking other Aussie TV and this is going to protect your privacy online which is something precious when you’re travelling in another country.

ExpressVPN is the best choice, it’s easy to use and provides fast speeds. They also have a 30-day money back guarantee in case you don’t like their service, and if you subscribe for their yearly package, you’ll get 49% off compared to monthly payments.

Download and install the app in your devices, choose Australia as your location, and start enjoying Australian Netflix from Japan.

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