【Improved Japan.Free Wi-Fi Website Usability】
The website has been improved with the following functions in order to improve usability for website users.
1. "Nearby" function
A new function has been added that indicates around three free Wi-Fi hotspots within a 100-m radius using the location information of the website user's smartphone. This enables users using a SIM or roaming, etc. to easily find the nearest free Wi-Fi.
2. "Search by company" function
Indicates the company logos, etc. of the operators / locations who have joined the scheme (*3) and are providing free Wi-Fi on a national scale. This will give users an idea of which facilities to go to within the country to get access to free Wi-Fi.
(*3) "Invitation for company/organization logos or free Wi-Fi service logos to be displayed on the 'Japan.Free Wi-Fi' website etc.," January 31, 2017 press release http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/news08_000232.html
3. "Detailed search of major stations" function
Details on places where free Wi-Fi is available in major station buildings (mainly within the ticket gates) are indicated on a map. This makes it easier to find free Wi-Fi hotspots within large terminal stations, etc.