Tokyo government creates translated restaurant menus for tourists

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Tourists visiting foreign cities can often be deterred from visiting local restaurants due to the language barrier, which is a shame for both the visitor — who is missing out on authentic local cuisine — and the restaurant — missing out on the business. Attempting to rectify this problem, Menu Tokyo in Japan is a culinary website financed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which will act as translator for both parties. Menu Tokyo enables restaurateurs to upload their menu, translate it into twelve different languages and immediately print physical copies for use in their restaurant, using a selection of design…

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