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Students of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies launch Covid-19 multilingual support project

A man uses his mobile device as he exits the Ministry of Finance building in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

TOKYO, May 31, 2020, Kyodo. Current and former students of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies have launched a website in 13 languages to help foreigners in Japan stay abreast of information on the coronavirus pandemic, including from the authorities, Kyodo News reported.

A team of some 70 volunteers translates information released by the central government and local authorities in the Tokyo metropolitan region, as well as coronavirus news coverage by Japanese media. The website is https://covid19-tagengo.com/.

The 13 languages are Japanese, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Indonesian.

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