[Improving the usability of the “Japan. Free Wi-Fi” website]
The following functions have been added to improve the usability of the website.
○ The “Nearby” function
Roughly three free Wi-Fi hotspots within a 100-m radius of a user are indicted, based on the location of the user’s smart phone.
The function allows SIM card and roaming users to easily find nearby free Wi-Fi hotspots.
○ The “Search by business” function
Businesses that provide free Wi-Fi nationwide have been invited to display their business logos and Wi-Fi hotspots on the “Japan. Free Wi-Fi” website.
This service allows users to understand where they can go for free Wi-Fi.
Note: On Jan. 31, 2017, a news release was issued on the invitation of businesses and other organizations to show their logos and free Wi-Fi spots on the “Japan. Free Wi-Fi” website.
The news release: “Inviting participants to display free Wi-Fi hotspots with the logo of the provider”
○ A search function for details on Wi-Fi hotspots at major stations
Detailed maps that display the locations of free Wi-Fi hotspots at major stations (mainly within the wicket gates) have been included on the website.
This new function allows a user to find free Wi-Fi hotspots within large stations.