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In Japan, "meddlesome" guides seek confused tourists

Volunteers from Osekkai Japan go to places where many tourists gather, such as the Ginza, Asakusa and Tsukiji districts, and guide people or help as interpreters, even if they are not asked to do so.


ON Dec 23, 15 men and women clad in matching yellow jackets gathered at the pedestrian-only zone in Tokyo's Ginza district, where department stores and luxury brand shops are located. Printed on the back of their jackets are the words "Need some help?" in English and Chinese.

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