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A Thai, a Mexican, a Greek and 2 Japanese want you to walk into a bar, then rate it

Google Japan team hopes you can help make Maps app more useful

These are the guys making Google Maps more usable: Nobuhiro Makita, right, Alfonso Vega-Garcia, Kostas Spyropoulos, Panot Chaimongkol and Hiroyuki Ota.

TOKYO - Five techies at Google's Japanese unit are leading the Internet search giant's efforts to improve Maps.

Many of the new features for the multilingual app, which is used all over the world, are developed in Japan, where people demand information-heavy maps.

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