Japan's seeing record numbers of tourists these days, and in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics, even greater numbers are expected - and wanted.
Free, publicly accessible Wi-Fi, something tourists with the means to tour Japan would both expect and appreciate, is actually rather rare. Sometimes you get lucky and find a Wi-Fi cafe, but that's a very uncommon sometimes. Or, if Wi-Fi exists, it rarely works and/or requires some kind of special song and dance or membership to access (airports, however, are an exception).
Assuredly aware of this, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT) has established a free Wi-Fi program for tourists arriving to the company's eastern territory - which is technically northeastern, but Japan's mapping prowess is comparable to Japan's Wi-Fi prowess. Anyway, there's no reason given for giving no love to Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, etc.
Major tourist destinations, currency exchanges, and a booth at the Narita International Airport provide cards with all the necessary log-in info. Tourists need only flash their passport to get the card, and then they're off and running.
Source: AkihabaraNews© Japan Today