Due to the strict procedures of Japanese immigration, we are unable to assist students from countries not listed in the MOFA exemption list.
If you do have dual citizenship and hold another passport, please enter those details and try again.
As a student in Japan, you’ll need to be contactable via a Japanese phone number. Since public WiFi is scarce in Japan, you’ll need a SIM to get data on your phone.
Our partner Mobal offers you a great deal on your Japanese SIM card. You can get more benefits with your SIM card than a Japanese person when you buy a Mobal Voice & Data SIM!
Here’s what you get:
You get all the above without the complicated terms and conditions usually found at Japanese SIM card shops. Here are a few more advantages:
Not only can you now get the same deal as Japanese people get with a regular Voice & Data SIM but you can get this without a 2-year contract or early termination fee. As an overseas resident you are exempt from paying Japanese consumption tax which rose from 8% to 10% in October 2019. So that’s already a 10% saving!
Visit the Mobal website now to order your SIM with free delivery before you arrive in Japan. Alternatively, reserve your SIM for collection upon arrival. Collection points include major airports (Narita/Haneda/Kansai/Fukuoka/Nagoya/Sendai) as well as downtown locations in Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Kyoto, etc.
To order, make sure you have the following:
It’s also worth mentioning that the majority of profits earned by Mobal are donated to charity. By using a Mobal SIM you help provide school meals for children in need in Malawi, Africa, as well as vulnerable children attending a Tokyo-based after-school meal programme. Click here for more details.
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