| PC and Internet
Both Japanese (e.g., SONY, NEC, FUJITSU, TOSHIBA and HITACHI) and American (e.g., Dell, HP, Gateway, IBM and Apple) manufactured computers are available in Japan. Discount stores in Akihabara, a district in Tokyo famous for its hundreds of electronic shops, are also located in each city or town. You may even find wholesalers in smaller cities that provide an even cheaper alternative to Akihabara. You can also buy PC's through the manufacturer's website or at www.amazon.co.jp. In case of malfunction all stores and manufacturers offer a warranty which includes technical support and repair services.
There are several options available for Internet connection: dial-up, ISDN, CATV, ADSL and high-speed optical fiber internet.
Major internet providers are Yahoo!BB, @Nifty and AOL Japan. Local NTT and cable TV also offer internet service. Complete internet service in English is available through ASAHI.Net.
Public internet connections
Internet cafes or kiosks are conveniently located in many cities and offer free or inexpensive internet access.
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