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Chinese tourists in Japan to get travel tips from Tokyo FM

Broadcaster will offer booking, shopping and emergency info via rental devices

Radio company Tokyo FM Broadcasting aims to broaden its tourist audience with an eye to the 2020 Olympics.

TOKYO -- Tokyo FM Broadcasting is teaming up with Chinese companies to provide the latest travel and shopping information to tourists from China via specially developed devices.

The radio company's Tokyo Smartcast subsidiary will Feb. 12 launch a dedicated website for the info service. Tokyo Smartcast will link up on the Chinese side with companies including travel booker Ctrip, as well as Sina, the operator of social media platform Weibo. Japanese partners will include Japan Airport Terminal, the company that operates Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

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