Mobile in Japan - Getting mobile data in JapanIt’s been a while since I contributed to Mobile in Japan, but I’ve made a comeback with a post that I hope is really useful for people coming to Japan for short-term visits.

I’ve lost count of the number of times that people have asked me how they can get data access whilst here for short visits. Until now I’ve not been able to offer much advice except telling them of a few open WIFI networks I knew about. The thing is, having both an iPhone and a pocket WIFI device means I never have to think about these things.

Whilst writing this article I spoke to all of the major mobile data providers, trying to get an accurate picture of what services they provided, and whether they were available for those without Alien Registration Cards. The results therefore should be pretty accurate – at least for now!

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    1. My pleasure 🙂

      I’ve wanted a better understanding of the available options for a while myself, so this was a good excuse to do the research.