Posts Tagged ‘WiFi’

WiFi on Mount Fuji

July 8, 2015

WiFi on Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji, Fujisan, is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains,” a place of ancient shrines, a designated national Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty. UNESCO added Mt. Fuji to the World Heritage List, noting it had “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries.”  The tallest peak in Japan, a volcano, the distinctive mountain has long been a place to contemplate the wonders of nature.

All Mt. Fuji needed was decent digital connectivity. That’s why NTT Docomo collaborated with Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots on Fujisan from July 10th to September 10th. We mark the occasion in haiku:

Climbed the rocky slope
Clutching my iPad tightly
Opened your email


“Climbers to get free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji,” Kohei Watanabe, Asahi Shimbun



Image (“WiFi on Mount Fuji, after Utagawa Toyoshige”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Cure for Electro-Hypersensitivity: Live in a Cave

January 10, 2012

French Cave Is a Refuge For the 'Electro-Hypersensitive'

Allergic to WiFi? Are cellphone transmissions making you ill? There’s a cure: live in a cave. That’s the solution for Anne Cautain and Bernadette Touloumond, anyway. The two suffer from Electro-Hypersensitivity (EHS) but have found respite underground, in a cave outside the small town of Beaumugne in Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France. If you visit, turn off your iPhone.