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Friday, May 29, 2015

"Free Wi-Fi Passport" In Japan

Above, Nakamise Street in Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The push continues by different entities in Japan in providing free Wi-Fi Internet access for foreign visitors by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

According to AsiaOne News:
Visitors to Japan have long complained of the difficulty in finding free Wi-Fi hotspots, a situation the government wants to improve by the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 
On Thursday, mobile carrier SoftBank Mobile Corp. said it will join the push to provide visitors with easier access to the Internet. Starting July 1, it said it will offer visitors free Wi-Fi services at 400,000 access points nationwide. 
Called the "Free Wi-Fi Passport," users can register to the service, supported in English, Chinese and Korean, by dialing a dedicated number. The trial period of the service will last until March 2016.
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