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Free WIFI Service Launches On Mount Fuji

While Vietnam continues to add free WIFI to trains, busses and public spaces, Japan is ahead of the game, launching the service on the iconic Mount Fuji last Friday.

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The initiative is being run by NTT DOCOMO Inc. with the purpose of attracting more overseas visitors to the country’s tallest peak, reports The Japan Times.

The service is available at eight hotspots around the mountain, including its 3,776-meter summit and lasts 72 hours from the first log-in.

Users can access the network by entering a user ID found on fliers distributed at trailheads. 

Japan has been adding free WIFI access points to airports and public transportation routes across the country ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Up to 50,000 people hike Mount Fuji each year, many of whom will now be adding selfie sticks to their gear.

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