Despite attempts to bolster Japan’s personal privacy laws with the introduction of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI), snooping and tracking remains rife on the internet in Japan. Even the government has been known to record and sell citizens’ data to US law enforcement, while big tech surveillance continues en masse. It’s never been more important to use a VPN to protect your private information.
In passing the APPI, Japan’s government acknowledged privacy as sacrosanct, yet too many impositions to online privacy remain unchecked. Big tech and marketers are forever finding new ways to track your every move online, building profiles of your likes, dislikes, and even key life events to manipulate and sell you more stuff. Who needs that? What you need is the peace and quiet of Private Internet Access.
Hackers are a very real threat in Japan. Investors lost the equivalent of nearly $100m when cryptocurrency firm Liquid was hit by cybercriminals. Another group targeting Omiai, Japan’s largest dating app, made off with driving license, passport and insurance card data. You can’t rely on tech firms to protect your data by default, but you can secure your data in transit with PIA.
A VPN in Japan is your secret weapon when you want to spend the weekend streaming anime or playing DOTA. You’ll need a VPN with secure and superfast servers for that though. You can’t go wrong with PIA VPN’s NextGen network — our 10 Gbps network connections give you seamless streaming in 4K every time.
Ever noticed how when you’re out of the country you can’t access your MUFG banking app, or keep up with NTV News 24? A VPN can change your IP back to a Japanese one, so you can retain access to your essential sites and services, wherever your travels take you.
Smartphones are now the most common way to access the internet in Japan. Chances are you’re using a smartphone to read this page right now! If yours is an iPhone, you’ll need a VPN for iOS to browse safely. Samsung Galaxy? You need an Android VPN apk.
When you do return to your trusty desktop or laptop, we’ve got you covered there too. Our VPN for PC will safeguard your data across your device. Or download a VPN for Chrome, Firefox or Opera for an extra layer of browser protection, without the resource drain of a fully-fledged VPN app.
Add unlimited devices to your PIA account and secure your entire digital estate. That way, whatever you’re doing online, whatever device you’re using, you’re safe within our bullet-proof VPN tunnel.
PIA has everything a VPN for Japan needs — strong encryption, an iron-clad No Logs policy, NextGen server access, and much more besides.
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Yes, you can use a free VPN to get a Japanese IP address, but the service probably won’t be up to scratch. Free VPNs typically don’t invest the same resources into security or user experience – some even sell your data to third parties. Subpar servers mean you may suffer lags and buffering when streaming or loading pages.
Rather invest in a subscription to PIA VPN; our commitment to your privacy is second to none. Better yet, our global server network means you don’t need to compromise on your speed to stay protected, no matter where you are.
If you’re looking for a Japanese VPN, you want a fast VPN with servers in Japan that will safeguard your data and protect your privacy. PIA VPN shines on all counts. Our local servers deliver a VPN connection strong enough for interruption-free streaming, all while safeguarding your data and preserving your privacy.
Yes, Japanese law doesn’t make VPNs illegal, so you won’t get into trouble when you subscribe to PIA. You’re simply reclaiming your online anonymity, which you have the right to do. However, using a VPN isn’t an excuse for breaking the law. If you get caught, you’ll still be subject to the same consequences.
Good, premium VPN subscriptions can vary considerably in price, with the more expensive options generally delivering a better quality VPN service. You can get a top-of-the-range VPN subscription from PIA for just a month with our 3-year plan. Why not try a risk-free VPN trial using our 30-day money-back guarantee?
The Japanese government regularly violates its citizens’ privacy. While they claim it’s to increase your safety, it’s still a disturbing step which chips away at your internet freedom and privacy.
Yes, you can, and considering Japan’s questionable outlook on surveillance, it’s a good idea to do so. PIA’s servers in Japan apply tough VPN encryption to your connection, making your traffic indecipherable to third parties.
Our VPN also prevents data leaks, which protects you on dodgy Wi-Fi networks around town. Combined with our No Logs policy, PIA keeps your details completely private and unattainable at all times.
PIA’s Japanese servers work with popular sites in the country, including Netflix, Mixi, and Livedoor.
Yes. PIA VPN hides your real IP address and gives you a new one when you connect to our servers in Japan. This happens as soon as you establish your connection.
Getting a Japanese IP address is a secure way to improve your online anonymity, protect your search history, or watch anime to your heart’s content. It's also a great way to stay connected to your local online accounts when traveling abroad.
You can, but it's a bad idea.
Free VPNs can’t compete with PIA’s protection, speeds, or server network. Very often, they compromise your security and privacy with inadequate infrastructure. Worse still, some free VPNs sell your browsing data to advertisers for profit.
PIA combines super-tight privacy protection in Japan with blazing-fast VPN speeds. Try our premium features without any risk thanks to our 30-day money-back guarantee.
PIA makes it easy to use a Japan VPN on your laptop. First, subscribe to PIA, and download our VPN for Windows PC or Mac VPN app to your laptop. When the download is complete, run the installer, then open PIA and choose Japan from the server list. Click the orange power button, and you’ll instantly connect.
In the vast majority of cases, no. A proxy usually needs technical knowledge to configure and set up, and only works in your browser. Proxy connections are also generally very slow and frustrating to use, even for simple tasks.
You’re better off with a quality VPN. PIA is super easy to set up and works with every app on your device. It only takes a couple of clicks to connect to a server in Japan, and requires no manual configuration. PIA is one of the fastest VPN providers around, meaning you never have to worry about lagging, glitching, buffering, or other interruptions.
Most free VPNs won’t have servers in Japan, and even fewer free VPNs will work with Netflix. Free VPNs are usually slow, and come with limited bandwidth, meaning they’re useless for streaming. If you do manage to connect, you’ll suffer from constant buffering, or get cut off mid-show.
PIA VPN works seamlessly with Netflix Japan. Our 10-Gbps VPN servers keep streams smooth and buffer-free, and our unlimited bandwidth means you’ll never get cut off, no matter how much you watch.
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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.