the improvement of the directional marker

About the improvement of the directional marker of the road which is easy to understand for a foreign tourist.

The number of the foreigner tourist visit to Japan of 2013 exceeded 10 million. 
Because the tourist visa of Southeastern Asian of five countries was relaxed from July 2013, and an economical feeling by the weak yen came to be felt, the tourists from Southeast Asia increased. 
Tourists from Korea and Taiwan have been beyond the 2 million mark.
Tourists are expected to increase for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 

English street signs only showed the pronunciations of places and streets, but not the meanings of words.
So officials at the transport ministry have decided to translate these signs into English easier to understand. 
For example, "Kokkai" changes to "The National Diet." and "- dori" that means Avenue or Street also changes "- Ave." or "- St."
However, guidance indication is not enough yet, and even a Japanese tourist is sometimes bothered.






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