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Japan Airlines Co. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp. said Monday they will give foreign tourists free wireless Internet access for up to two weeks, recognizing the demand for cheap connectivity by visitors.

From late June, visitors who fly in using a JAL flight ticket will be able to obtain a user name and password from the airline’s website which they can use to access NTT East’s “hikaristation” Wi-Fi hot spots for 14 days free of charge.

As of last month, NTT East operated about 46,000 such hot spots.

NTT East is the regional carrier of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. serving eastern Japan. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corp., which serves western Japan, is considering joining the project, said a source familiar with the matter.