phones

Japanese teen calls cops on man she thinks is holding a knife, turns out he just has old tech

Suspect had no intent to kill or upgrade to the latest electronics.

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Japan’s plastic model capital installs working plastic model-style payphones【Photos】

Plastic Model-ization Plan welcomes its newest public art pieces.

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Flip phone graduation ceremony — A surprisingly emotional look back at life in 3G-era Japan【Vid】

With the first phase of Japan’s 3G network shutdown starting this month, phone provider takes a moment to remember how it changed communication culture.

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Major Japanese phone company rolls out a brand-new flip phone

Shiny new old-school tech isn’t aimed only at people not ready to let go of what’s always worked for them.

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Japanese company starts paid service to attach protective film to your smartphone for you

Docomo, Japan’s largest telecom provider, launches Film Attachment Support program, but it’ll cost you.

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Japanese companies banned from locking cellphone SIM starting this autumn

The change comes after multiple years of deliberation.

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What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train

Avoid getting stuck inside the train station forever with these handy solutions.

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One of Japan’s rarest, craziest pay phones is hanging out in a tree-shaped phone booth【Photos】

We track down an ultra-rare Duet Phone and try it out.

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Anti-selfie tech? Japanese government pleads with cellphone carriers to curb inappropriate photos

Officials are eager to stop young people from sending salacious images.

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Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains to remove all onboard payphones

Before you hop on the Shinkansen, make sure you’ve got your ticket and a charged phone.

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The end of the pay phone? Japanese government considering getting rid of phone boxes

Let’s be real though — when was the last time you used one anyway?

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New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies

Tone Mobile’s new phone won’t save photo data it thinks is “inappropriate.”

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You can send email from payphones in Japan?!? We try the technology trick that shocked the nation

How are you supposed to type a message without a keyboard or touch screen?

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Anime-style magic circle cordless charging pad is the coolest way ever to charge a phone【Video】

Japanese company’s gadget for summoning life force for your devices is awesome…but maybe too awesome to be real.

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Following powerful earthquake in northern Japan, all Hokkaido payphones are now free to use

There’s no need to pay to use payphones to let your family know you’re OK or tell response teams that you need help.

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Specially designed “Japanese public telephone” backpack has Twitter ringing with enthusiasm

Forget London phone booths, Japan’s green public telephones are the new trendy icon.

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Miyagi man arrested for calling employment office 159 times in a row without saying a single word

You’ll be comforted to know that he had a good reason, however.

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Spate of violence targets people walking while looking at their phones in Japanese train stations

Japanese train stations get the self-proclaimed “vigilante” heroes they neither need, nor want.

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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.

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Winter 2016 Cat Punch Gloves from Felissimo come with adorable new details

Whether you’re swiping at a mobile game or making a point, these cats keep their paws on your finger everywhere you go!

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