Narita Airport WiFi Rental: Comparing the Best Deals

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If you’re planning a trip to Japan, there’s a good chance your final destination will be landing at Narita International Airport (NRT), just 60 kilometers east of Tokyo. And seeing how as much as 50% of all international travelers use this hub for entering and leaving Japan, it’s no wonder there are so many services and amenities catering specifically to international travelers at the airport. One such service—and an important one for your trip—is picking up a portable WiFi rental, which can easily be found at various rental counters around the airport.

But with so many companies to choose from, how do you know you’re getting the best deal on Pocket WiFi at Narita International Airport? We’ve taken the time to put together an easy-to-understand comparison to help you decide which company offers the best value for your money.

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Japanese Cell Phone Plans for Short and Long-term Students

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Cell phones are a modern necessity wherever you are, but no more so than if you are a student looking to make the most of your stay in a foreign country like Japan. Whether you are trying to navigate through streets labeled with kanji characters, arranging to meet friends at an izakaya Japanese bar, or sending the latest Mount Fuji pics to your family, it’s nice to know that the people you love—and the places you want to go—are just a touchscreen-tap or phone call away. Fortunately, there are plenty of Japanese cell phone plans for both short and long-term students. Before going to study in the Land of the Rising Sun, take a look at some of the options and decide which one is right for you.  Continue reading

Job Hunting in Japan: Improve Your Chances of Getting a Callback!

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If you are an IT specialist, nurse, or university professor, work visas have never been easier to get due to the growing demand for international labor to fill the gap of an aging population. And with each passing year, it’s becoming easier to find work in your expertise if you have a resume to back it up and some moderate Japanese language skills. Even if you don’t have either, finding employment in Japan is not impossible. Keep reading to find out where to start job hunting in Japan and how to improve your chances of getting a callback!

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Free WiFi in Japan: Improving but Still Hard to Find

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With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, more and more places in Japan are offering free WiFi hotspots. Among notable changes, since 2015 Mount Fuji climbers can access free WiFi at the top of Japan’s most iconic mountain, and starting 2018, all Shinkansen bullet trains are slowly but surely getting equipped with free on-board WiFi services.

Despite this renewed interest in making the city more appealing for tourists, it’s sometimes a challenge to find and connect to a free hotspot. Keep reading to find out where to find free WiFi hotspots in Japan, important points to consider when using them, and a reliable alternative to these sometimes-risky free connections.

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Japanese Mobile Phone Culture: Learning the Ins and Outs

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Whether you are walking along the Champs Elysees, cruising the Amazon river, or standing on the top of Mount Fuji, you will probably have your phone with you. With so many people using them in so many different countries, phone culture has become as varied as the clothes we wear or the food we eat. Japan is no exception. Keep reading for some interesting facts and tips on how to navigate the Japanese mobile phone culture.

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Want to Meet People in Japan? From OKCupid to TraveRing, Try These Social Apps!

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With a global mix of international and local English-speaking singles throughout Japan, there may be no better place to find love — but taking that first step in a foreign country can sometimes be difficult. If you’re new to Japan or are looking for an easier way to meet someone special, here are 5 popular dating apps to help. With a little luck and these apps, you may find that special someone!
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MVNO Japan Comparison: Which Japan MVNO Is Right for You?

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When it comes to wireless data In Japan, you have the choice of going with one of the big three network operators, all of which require lengthy contracts, Japanese credit cards, and a Japanese billing address. For tourists, short-term residents, or anyone who doesn’t have a Japanese credit card or billing address, MVNOs are the way to go. Keep reading to find out what they are and how to pick the best one for your wireless needs with our Japan MVNO comparison.

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Renting in Tokyo: How to Find and Set Up an Apartment

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With around 38 million people in the Greater Tokyo Area, there are plenty of accommodations available; but finding the right apartment and knowing what to expect is another thing. If you’ve begun thinking about moving to Japan’s largest city, keep reading for tips on renting in Tokyo.

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  • Finding an apartment
  • What to expect after you find an apartment

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Best Japan Travel Apps for Translation, Food and More

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Japan is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations, offering up a mix of ancient and modern sensibilities,  tasty cuisine, and breathtaking scenery—but it’s not without its challenges. What with the language barrier, the many options for public transportation, and the simple fact of having too many great restaurants to choose from, sometimes you need a little outside help to get by.

Whether for translation, restaurant searches, sightseeing, shopping and more, here are some of the best Japan travel apps, not to mention some old standbys that are great everywhere, to help you get the most out of your stay.

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How to Get Internet in Japan: Choosing Between Broadband & Mobile Services

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Japan is one of the most connected countries in the world. With 144 million smartphones among 127 million people, nearly everyone has access to the internet. Coupled with some of the fastest home broadband speeds found anywhere in the world, this makes Japan a great place to use the internet at home or on the go. If you’re looking for a way to use your computer in Japan, you need a traditional broadband connection, a smartphone data SIM for tethering, or a high-speed mobile router. Keep reading to find out which option is right for you during your long-term stay.

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