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Seven-Eleven stores in Japan to go multilingual

The screen on a cash register at a Seven-Eleven convenience store explains the procedures for foreigners to enjoy an exemption from Japan's 8% consumption tax.

TOKYO -- Seven-Eleven Japan will offer interpreters to shoppers at its nearly 19,000 locations nationwide as the convenience store giant aims to serve foreign tourists better.

The service initially will be available in Chinese and English, with Korean and Spanish under consideration.

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