Virtual Private Networks are today's bread and butter when it comes to online privacy and security.
Thanks to the encryption protocols they apply, the user's data and traffic remain a mystery for hackers, governmental institutions, advertisers, and even your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
If you use a VPN, no one will have access to your files, photos, videos, passwords, usernames, credit card numbers, contacts, and any other crucial stuff that you, for natural reasons, want to protect.
Besides, with a VPN service, you would be able to bypass geo-blocking and get the best of Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and hundreds of other channels available for online streaming.
A VPN lends you a temporary IP address and hides yours.
You can choose a server to connect and borrow an IP address among the many locations available. This way, you can unblock channels that otherwise remain restricted to foreign people.
The scenario mentioned above also works in Japan.
If you are in Japan and want to gain access to Canada's CBC or the BBC iPlayer from the United Kingdom, to name a couple of examples, you just need to acquire a dependable VPN service, choose to connect to a Canada or UK server, respectively, and voilà.
You can enjoy these sites in a matter of seconds.
The same applies in the opposite direction: if you are a Japanese citizen working abroad, you can find the way to enjoy channels like Shonan Beach FM Webcam, Fuji TV, TV Tokyo, Channel J, Nishiguchi Fukushima Station Webcam, the Fuji News Network, and Daiwa TV.
It is effortless: you can obtain a Japanese IP address very quickly.
Suppose you don't have enough money to pay a reliable VPN monthly to protect and safeguard your traffic: this would not be a problem because you can also get a free Japan VPN and gain entry to thousands of blocked services without paying a dime.
Free VPNs are a great way to ease yourself into the technology at no cost.
The following are the most reliable of the open options for this year and next:
ExpressVPN, which is a paid service, has a 30-day money back guarantee, which means that if you don't like it, you can use it as a free trial because you will get no credit card charge whatsoever.
Hide.Me has a premium service that can be a little expensive, but its free version is stable. It has a certified no logging policy and allows you to connect up to five different devices at the same time. It has servers in 27 nations and applies the strongest of security protocols: 256-bit key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
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