East Japan Railway Co. said it will begin a free public Wi-Fi service Oct. 1 so that foreigners visiting Japan can connect to the Internet.
JR East said it decided to set up the free wireless LAN service in response to the many calls to provide an environment for Internet connectivity for foreign visitors.
The service can be accessed via its Travel Service Center at Tokyo Station, opening on Oct. 1, and similar centers at Tokyo Monorail Co.’s Haneda Airport International Terminal Station and Narita International Airport, as well as 13 JR East stations, including Tokyo, Shinjuku and Akihabara.
JR East will display stickers in these places to indicate where it is possible to connect to the Internet. The service can be accessed within a 50-meter radius of the sticker.
Once users register their email address, they can connect as many times as they like and up to three hours at one time.
The registration can be made in English, Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Japanese can also use the free Wi-Fi service.