Japan translates tourist info with connected megaphone

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Called Megahonyaku, Panasonic’s connected megaphone translates Japanese into Chinese, Korean and English. Preset with 300 phrases, users can select different words for different combinations of information. There are 1,800 phrase patterns available and more can be added. The megaphone can be customized to the venue or occasion, with users uploading new phrases and words via the cloud. The pre-set phrases can also be adapted if needed. The translation service will be available from 20 December 2016 across a range of venues, including airports, train stations, stadiums and theme parks. Japan’s Ministry of Tourism says that the number of visitors to…

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