To meet the need among overseas visitors in Japan for Internet access via mobile devices, East Japan Railway Co (JR East) will start free public wireless LAN service intended for foreign customers from Oct 1.
Registration can be done in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. The service will be available at JR EAST Japan Travel Service Center at Tokyo Station and 13 stations on the Yamanote line.
You can access the Internet via PC or smartphone at the JR EAST Travel Service Center or near access points located in the station. You need to register your e-mail address to use the service.
JR EAST Travel Service Center at Tokyo Station (opens on Oct 1), Narita Airport Station, Airport Terminal 2 Station, Haneda Airport International Terminal Station (Tokyo Monorail).
Other stations are Hamamatsucho, Tamachi, Shibuya, Harajuku, Yoyogi, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno, Okamachi, Akihabara, Kanda and Maihama.
When using service
○ SSID is “JR-EAST_FREE_Wi-Fi”. ○ You may access the Internet multiple times a day. (Each connection is up to 3 hours.) ○ In the event of major disaster, Internet access will be available to all without the need to register.
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