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Hospitals in Japan turn to high-tech to treat language barriers

Multilingual AI service among new offerings to help staff deal with foreigners

Fujitsu's wearable translation device. Multilingual products like this will help Japan treat foreign patients, especially those visiting small clinics and rural hospitals.

TOKYO -- As the number of foreign patients in Japan grows, companies are racing to develop multilingual products and services to help hospitals cope with the inevitable language barriers.

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