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Japan to offer free Wi-Fi to foreign tourists

TOKYO -- The Japanese government, the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone group and others plan to start offering free Wi-Fi across the nation to foreign visitors to Japan in fiscal 2016.

     Foreign visitors will receive IDs at airports or tourist spots by showing their passport, which will allow them to use free Wi-Fi at train stations and tourist spots nationwide. The ID will also be downloadable via a smartphone app.

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