If you are coming to Japan on business or vacation and bringing your laptop there are a number of places to go online including airports, subway stations, hotels and the Shinkansen. However, many of these locations connect to a charged network.
The two big Japanese internet providers NTT and Yahoo! Japan BB Broadband both offer paid for subscription services. Alternatively, Rentaphone Japan offers pocket WiFis (MiFis or portable WiFi routers) that can be used in hotel rooms and outside and are compatible with computers, iPhones, and iPads.
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