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Nikkei staff writers March 2, 2018 07:26 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japan hopes to see foreign visitors navigating the capital seamlessly during the 2020 Olympics with the help of small translation devices shaped like a nametag or earphone.
To make that vision a reality, a tech institute under the communications ministry will open up its artificial intelligence-driven translation tools for use by companies to make prototype products.
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