Japan Travel Answer & Solution: Why Slow Internet Speed in Certain Period of Time?

  I received a very interesting inquiry from a visitor to Japan, asking In Japan, why is the data communication speed limited for 30 minutes from 12:15 to 12:45? Is it a technical reason, or a cultural one? This is seemingly easy question to answer, but actually, it can be […]

Useful Knowledge to Use Internet in Japan: 5 Networks of Pocket WiFi / Prepaid SIM Card

Japan has mostly 5 networks to enable people to use the internet, and each has strengths and weaknesses. If you have a plan to purchase a prepaid SIM card, you need to check the followings beforehand: 1. Frequency compatibility between your device and Japan. 2. SIM lock on your device: […]

Can I Still Get Connected with Japan Prepaid SIM/Pocket WiFi? / Case 4: Akiba Fukurou (Tokyo Owl Cafe, Akihabara)

Checking map, contacting with people, searching for something, etc. etc. Internetting is essential, especially you travel abroad.   But, even at famous tourist spots, Japan sometimes has no connectivity with the internet. How do you know that beforehand?   Japanese 3 major mobile phone companies NTT DoCoMo, au (KDDI), and […]