|Trash collection ｜ Electricity, gas and water ｜ Telephones and international calls|
|Public transport ｜ Postal and takuhaibin delivery services｜|
|Banking services ｜ Medical services ｜ Cars, motorcycles and bicycles|
|Animals and pets ｜ Housing, rent and moving|
TV, radio, newspaper, and Internet are great information sources for your daily life.
Radio broadcasts are available in AM broadcasting, FM broadcasting, and other formats. Since many radio receivers are battery-operated, they are useful in a time of disaster for collecting information.
There are several national newspapers and prefecture-based local newspapers available in Japan. You can subscribe monthly and have the newspaper delivered by a local sales office, or buy a copy at station kiosks or convenience stores. Many newspapers issue both morning and evening editions.
It is becoming more common to subscribe only to a morning edition, however. Some national papers do not publish evening editions anymore. Some newspapers are available in foreign languages, including English, and can be bought at station kiosks or delivered after subscription.
You can access the Internet from your office, home, or an Internet cafe. Mobile Internet is also available.
Broadband connections via high-speed and large-capacity Internet services such as FTTH (Fiber To The Home), ADSL, CATV and FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) have become widely available in Japan, taking the place of traditional dialup/ISDN connections.
You need to become a member of one of the Internet providers to surf websites and use e-mail on your computer. Services and rates vary between providers; do your own research on the plans offered by each provider and choose the one that best meets your needs.
|Trash collection ｜ Electricity, gas and water ｜ Telephones and international call|
|TV, radio, newspapers and internet ｜ Public transport ｜ Postal and takuhaibin delivery services ｜ Banking services|
|Medical services ｜ Cars, motorcycles and bicycles ｜ Animals and pets ｜ Housing, rent and moving|