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8 Perks You Didn’t Know Came with Your NTT Docomo Phone

Foreign customers have access to a whole heap of secret benefits ā€” you just need to know where to look.

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5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Smartphone in Japan

Hello, can you hear me? Iā€™m in Japan dreaming about who I could be ā€” if I had the most stress-free phone plan in all the land. Adele lyrics aside, here are some of the best plans for foreigners looking for quick, easy and relatively cheap data services.

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Smartphones in Japan: How To Buy, Unlock and Change Plans

Japanese mobile service is notoriously convoluted ā€” here's what to do if you plan to bring a phone over from home and sort yourself out with a new one while you're here.

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5 Apps to Make Your Life in Japan Easier

From finding the best restaurants and directions to getting early earthquake warnings, these mobile apps can help make life in Japan that much easier.

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