This blog will focus on the subject of how to use your cellphone, iPad or other tablet, pocket WiFi (mobile WiFi router) in Japan; and how to find the WiFi hotspots in Japan; along with other useful information for foreign travelers to Japan, such as using credit cards and ATM there, purchasing tickets for trains, and any other information that may enrich your experiences of traveling to Japan fun and enjoyable.
I have been writing almost 1300 articles, 30-50 articles a month, on my Japanese-language blog for about 3 and half years now to help Japanese travelers to USA to understand the US cellphone situation so that they can use their phones with local SIMs and phone services to enjoy their stay here.
I have also wrote some articles about how to get the cellphone and data services in Japan for expatriates who live outside Japan, for their short stays there.
You can find my Japanese-language-only blog site here
アメリカより(A Blog From America):携帯・モバイル・流通業ＩＴブログ By A Yoshida
You may want to use Google translate or Bing translate to read my Japanese-language-only blog translated to English or any other language, though the machine-translation will be terrible.
I am now starting the English blog here so that any foreign travelers to Japan can get the useful information, before going there, about the cellphone services, data services, public WiFi, etc. in order to find local information on your cellphone/tablets while visiting Japan.
I would like to receive lots of questions and comments in this blog from you, the readers, so that I can investigate any questions and concerns you may have while travelling there; I am a Japanese native, but have lived in the United States of America since 1978. Even though I travel a few times a year to Japan, I don’t know all the current information there. But, I read and write Japanese and can ask my contacts there for any questions you may have about Japan.
I will mainly focus subjects for travelers from USA to Japan, because that’s what I do when I go to Japan. But, the information should be useful to all non-Japanese travelers to Japan. However, there may be differences in technical specifications, regulations and customs/cultures between USA and other countries. You need to take that into account.
So, let’s start and make this site interactive.
My first few blogs will talk about the differences about US and Japanese cellphone services, data services and WiFi services. I will then go into the more details about how to use your communication and internet devices, and make your travel experiences in Japan enjoyable.