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Free Wifi for Travelers in Japan

So you’re planning a trip to Japan. You have a smartphone or PC and you’re worried about only having wifi in your hotel room. Flets will give you access to their hotspots around Tokyo (and some other cities). It might not be perfect, but it’s better than nothing. And it’s FREE!

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Using Japanese Emoji on Facebook Update

UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant.  (3/25/2013) A few months ago, I described how to enable the Japanese keyboard on an iPhone to access the Emoji characters.  It’s not difficult to do, but if you don’t need a Japanese keyboard, it seemed kind of […]

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Using Japanese Emoji on Facebook

  UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant.  (3/25/2013) EDIT: Because of changes in iOS 4.3.5, you can now install the Emoji keyboard without installing a Japanese keyboard.  For the new directions, please go here: http://japanthis.com/2011/08/30/using-japanese-emoji-on-facebook-update/ People keep asking me how to do this, so […]

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Customize iPhone’s Japanese Dictionary

UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant.  (3/25/2013) I previously wrote about an iPhone app called 辞書登録Lite (Jisho Tōroku) which allowed you to add words to the iPhone’s Japanese dictionary and determine what yomigana input would trigger the kanji conversion. The app I was writing […]

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Adding Words & Phrases to Your iPhone 3G’s Dictionary (Japanese Only… I Think…)

UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant.  (3/25/2013) (As usual, all Japanese words and phrases will be defined in the vocab list at the end of the article) 2/3/10 update: please see my new article here! After using Japanese keitai (cellphones) for a few years […]