Purchase an Apple laptop

Canadian Academy's secondary school runs a 'bring your own laptop' program. While we welcome any kind of laptop, traditionally we have had a long standing and beneficial relationship with Apple in Japan. Currently we are collaborating with Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka, who are providing us with an exclusive portal, from which staff and students of CA can directly buy Apple products at an educational discount. The terms of use of the portal are such that each CA student can only buy one computer and one iPad per year.

For 2017-18 CA is recommending the MacBook Air 13" 256GB SDD. While families are welcome to buy other models, we have found this is up to the day to day demands put on it by classes at CA. Remember when ordering your computer to specify a US keyboard if this is needed.

To purchase the Apple laptop visit CA's Apple portal. This secure, custom-built page ensures that you are buying the Apple device your student needs, and it offers all the same great features of the regular Apple Online Store, including free delivery and in-store pick-up. You can also visit Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka, but please inform them first. Finance options are also available for purchases at an Apple Store or online. 

Recommended laptop and specifications


MacBook Air 13"
  • 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • English (US) keyboard
US Keyboard

Remember to choose the US Keyboard option when purchasing your laptop


Most Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. To extend your coverage further, AppleCare delivers integrated support and service you can't get anywhere else. You'll get personal assistance from experts who can help ensure that your student's device is working effortlessly, from the classroom to your home: www.apple.com/jp/support/products 

Visit CA's Apple portal

in partnership with Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka

Buying from Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka

You can also take advantage of the CA Family Funded Program pricing by buying directly from Apple Shinsaibashi in Osaka. While this program is starting up in Japan, the store requests that you inform them before coming to make your purchase, to ensure the smoothest experience possible.

You can contact Apple Shinsaibashi through email at shinsaibashibusiness@apple.com or by telephone at 06-4963-4520. English support is available both on the phone and at the store. If contacting them by email, please put Canadian Academy in the subject line.

When going to the store you will need the school id card of your student(s) in order for them to be eligible for the discounted pricing, and they will be limited to one iPad and one Mac per student. 

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