Since Japan expects an increase in tourists ahead of the 2020 Olympics, the National Police Agency is considering replacing the nation’s stop signs with versions considered more recognizable by foreign visitors.

Most of the stop signs in western countries are octagonal, but Japan's stop signs, which have been used since 1963, are red inverted triangles imprinted with Japanese word "tomare," which means stop, in white.

Since these might be hard to understand for non-Japanese, the police agency plans to either replace them or add "stop" in English, depending on the budget.