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Two Laws regarding cellphone in Japan : No.2 Requirement of Giteki Mark (Certification of Conformance to Technical Standards) under the Radio Act

This page also works as my disclaimer that I am not actively promoting to you (a foreign traveler) to use your phone or wireless-capable electronics in Japan and that you’re on your own in terms of the responsibility and risk of using your wireless-capable devices there. I wish I did not need to say this, but there’re enough number of “negative” people against this matter, so I have to say this and prepare this article in the beginning.

 

The 2nd legal problem exists in Japan which makes it difficult for you, a foreign traveler to Japan, to use your own wireless electronics devices there, such as – cellphones, – tablets, – portable WiFi routers, – MP3 devices such as iPod Touch, – laptop computers, – digital cameras with WiFi or Bluetooth connection – wireless headphones – activity trackers with WiFi or Bluetooth connection – smartwatches with WiFi or Bluetooth connection or anything that “transmits” radio signals to the air.

The current Japanese law of Radio Act requires any wireless devices used in Japan, which emits radio signals to the air, to be tested and certified as conforming to the Japanese Technical Standards of radio waves. The testing is

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