free wifiTOKYO —Japan Airlines (JAL) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp (NTT East) will provide free Wi-Fi service to tourists visiting Japan. Free ID and password for connecting to NTT East’s Free Wi-Fi (public wireless LAN) service can be obtained on JAL overseas website (www.jal.com) from late June.

Around 50% of international tourists to Japan wish to use free Wi-Fi. In response, free public wireless LAN environment has been developed in many areas such as airports, railway stations, and convenience stores etc. To introduce more convenient services to tourists visiting Japan, JAL said it would cooperate with NTT East, which has “Hikari Station” hotspots located at more than 46,000 shops and facilities in the eastern Japan, to enable tourists to use free Wi-Fi service during short visits to Japan.

Foreign visitors purchasing ticket of JAL flights to Japan will be eligible to apply for free ID and password on JAL overseas website. With the ID and password, users can enjoy free Wi-Fi service at a wide range of NTT East’s Wi-Fi hotspots for 14 days.

Originally published on www.japantoday.com

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