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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in Japan’s Kyushu region

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Japan from 04:00 JST, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

Explorer uses Skype to connect Japan and Nepal

On September 13th 2012, Skype connected a school in Japan with a British explorer, Mark Wood. Kesennuma Omose Elementary School of Miyagi Prefecture, is a school famous for its enthusiastic efforts to tackle environmental issues. Mark is a world-renowned polar… Read more

One year since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

One year has already passed since this dreadful event. I would like to reiterate my deepest sympathies to the victims, their families, and their friends. To the local people engaged in relentless reconstruction work and those still dependent on external… Read more

Share your Skype stories to commemorate the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 1st Anniversary on March 11th

Almost one year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011. To commemorate this sad anniversary, we would like to reflect on how disaster-stricken people managed to communicate with their loved ones at a… Read more