Yes, they still exist.

July 19th, 2013, 10pm

It was 26°C with few clouds. The breeze was light.

It really does feel like the phone both is on the extinction list, and it’s quite rare to see them around town anymore. If you do spot one, it will usually be in a station, or in front of a convenience store, like the one picture here (Lawson on Kamiyama street).

In this mobile world, why still have them? Believe it or not, some people can still find use in a public phone, whether it’s when you need to make a call after your phone battery died, or as a tourist in town without access to a mobile phone.

Craig, Chris and Emily said thanks.

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Jean Snow

Jean Snow lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming in Tokyo. He's also Executive Director of PechaKucha.

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