Hey! I was redirected to this thread via someone on tumblr.
I do have some info about EMTG regarding those error messages since ticket PIA posted information about making sure that your phone is compatible with the app before applying for the electronic tickets:
In order to use electronic tickets through EMTG your device must fulfill the following:
1. A working internet connection
2. A working phone number (a japanese phone number starting with 080, 090, 070 is required)
3. A phone with one of the following OS (operating systems):
iPhone: iOS 7.0 or higher (9.0 is recommended) Must be able to receive texts
Android: Android OS 4.0 or higher (4.4 is recommended) Also must be able to receive texts
In order to ensure that the app works efficiently, please update your OS in advance.
Even if your phone meets the above mentioned conditions the following types of phone or devices may still be incompatible:
Feature Phone ガラケー (these are older flip phones)
Garaho ガラホ (another type of flip phone)
Tablets (such as ipads)
Easy smartphone らくらくスマートフォン
Devices that do not support App Store or Google Play
SIM free phones
LG Optimus Vu L-06D (this is sold by Docomo)
L-06D JOJO (also sold by Docomo)
In order to protect against illegal activity, the usage of multiple smartphones will not be allowed. One registered user per one ID and device.
Also, regarding all this extra security Japan is now implementing -- I must say I'm quite displeased with it all. I always though the lottery system was BS to begin with. I know scalpers and resellers are the devil but at least, AT LEAST, they're still giving me the chance to purchase the ticket. This year I was going to try and have myself and several of my friends also living in Japan to apply for these tickets in order to increase my chances but it seems like it's really just a one per person type of deal. I'm sure I'm not going to win. I can't tell you how many of these types of lotteries I've tried winning and haven't had luck with a single one!
Anyway, I wonder how the ticketing app works. How far in advance can you view the ticket? Because if it's pretty early then your proxy can just take a screenshot of the ticket+barcode and send it to you to use on your own phone can't they? If it sounds like a hassle then maybe having a proxy sign up for the paper ticket might be better? I doubt a Japanese telephone number will be necessary in that case. Just have them use your name on the ticket and your email although you'd have to be comfortable giving them your credit card details.