Japanese TV broadcasters should introduce English subtitles in news programs by 2020 in light of an expected increase in the number of foreign visitors ahead of the Tokyo Olympics that year, according to an expert panel at the communications ministry.

“Subtitled television programs would serve as one of the most effective tools” to help foreign residents and tourists understand developments, the panel said Friday in a report.

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