• Kyodo


On a trip to Seoul, you may want to order at a restaurant but don’t know any Hangul. But don’t worry — just hold your smartphone over the menu and the phone will automatically translate it into Japanese in a split second.

Or, if you need a taxi in Tokyo, don’t bother to run out to a major street to find one or call an operator. There is an application that can bring you a taxi instantly without you needing to tell anyone where you are.

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