Cellular or mobile phones in Japan are so far superior to the ones in many countries. Video conferencing is common as well as the usual watching TV, listening to music, playing games, and browsing the Internet at fast speeds. They have very good cameras and video cameras. The phones are really cool and there are a lot of designs. The screens are fairly large, sharp and clear and the signal is strong in most places in the cities.
Cellular or mobile phones are not cheap at about US$500 and up, but the service is not so expensive. There are a lot of different programs depending on peoples needs.