Japan develops its ‘secret weapon’— a megaphone

  • In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a megaphone, dubbed by the Japanese media as “Japan’s secret weapon, developed by Panasonic can translate Japanese phrases into three languages— English, Korean and Chinese— in a matter of seconds
  • A total amount of 400 billion Japanese yen (£2bn) has been set aside by Japanese officials for the 2020 Olympics, now being labeled as the ‘Olympics of the  Future’
  • The device is also anticipated to aid in disaster drills and being put into tests in airports and areas experiencing busy public transport systems

In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a megaphone, dubbed by the Japanese media as “Japan’s secret weapon, developed by Panasonic can translate Japanese phrases into three languages— English, Korean and Chinese— in a matter of seconds.

A total amount of 400 billion Japanese yen (£2bn) has been set aside by Japanese officials for the 2020 Olympics, now being labeled as the ‘Olympics of the  Future’.

They also have plans on renovating some major stadiums of the country in order to accommodate more than 80,000 fans and to be able to showcase their hi-tech innovation to spectators.

This megaphone repeats the phrase spoken by the Speaker and eventually changes it into any of the three languages. With the development of the megaphone, the country is looking forward for an increase in foreign tourists compared to the past years.

The device is also anticipated to aid in disaster drills and being put into tests in airports and areas experiencing busy public transport systems.

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