Free WiFi in Japan: Locations, Restrictions and Alternatives

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, hotspots offering free WiFi in Japan are becoming much easier to access.

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 travel WiFi services for commuters in Japan.

Despite this renewed interest in making the city more appealing for tourists, it is still sometimes a challenge to find and connect to a free hotspot in Japan.

Keep reading to learn where you can find free WiFi hotspots in Japan, important points to consider when using them, and a reliable alternative to these sometimes risky, free Japan WiFi connections.

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JET Program: 10 FAQs About Teaching English in Japan

everything you need to know about JET program teaching in Japan

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, also known as the JET Program, is a great way for people who love Japan, yet don’t know the language or culture fluently, to come to Japan and immerse themselves in the local environment and pick up the language while teaching English.

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Japan Mobile Contracts-How to Avoid the 2-Year Trap

customer confused about his japanese mobile phone contract

For many of us, our phones are the most important devices we own. They are vital for checking the weather, searching for jobs and keeping up with friends. No matter where we are in the world, fast and reliable communication is important for our everyday lives.

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Tokyo Nightclubs: How to Find and Connect with Your Scene

Tokyo's Best Nightclubs, how to connect with new friends

The Top 4 Best Tokyo Nightclubs

When Friday rolls around and the long workweek is done, there is only one thing to do – go out with friends, get some drinks and dance until morning. But before you can do that, you need to know the best places to go, so here is a quick intro to some of the biggest Tokyo Nightclubs.

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Japanese Cell Phone Plans for Short and Long-term Students

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. READ MORE

Dating Apps for Meeting Singles in Japan

best dating apps in japan

Even when living a sprawling metropolis like Tokyo, it’s easier to feel isolated and unable make personal connections than you may think. But you don’t have to feel that way anymore! If you’re looking to meet that special someone or trying to get out of the house and find a potential mate with similar interests, these six dating apps may be just what you need.
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Job Hunting in Japan: Improve Your Chances of Getting a Callback!

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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Japanese Mobile Phone Culture: Learning the Ins and Outs

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!

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?

mvno japan comparison

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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