The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

Business / Tech Jul 24, 2015

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

by Kazuaki Nagata

On Friday, two SIM card vending machines were launched at Narita International Airport aimed at making travel easier for Japan's increasing number of inbound tourists. After featuring a story on the new machines in The Japan Times, feedback indicated that readers wanted to know more. So, ...

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

Business / Tech Jul 17, 2015

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan's main gateway, Narita International Airport, is set to get SIM card vending machines targeting an increasing number of inbound tourists starting next Friday, NTT Communications Corp. said. The cards, aptly named Prepaid SIM for Japan, can be purchased along with smartphones, mobile routers and ...

Budget phones challenge the majors

Reference | FYI Jul 14, 2014

Budget phones challenge the majors

by Kazuaki Nagata

Smartphones may be convenient, but there's one thing about them that bugs many people: their costly monthly data plans. Seizing this opportunity, noncarrier firms have broken into the market in the past several months with low-cost plans and handsets. Here are some questions and answers about ...