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NTT Resonant Releases English and Chinese Versions of Q&A Community 'Oshiete! goo' for International Travelers to Japan

NTT Resonant reported that Q&A services for international tourists traveling to Japan is available on the "Oshiete! goo" website.

The company said there is a Chinese (traditional characters) version called "goo Shuo!" and an English version called "Oshiete! goo."

Visitors to Japan could post their questions and problems regarding sightseeing in Japan, and foreign residents such as international students and experts traveling in Japan answer submitted questions. With a new connection to the Japanese version of Oshiete! goo, responses will now also be supplied by Japanese users, allowing question askers to get even more detailed information about Japan.

According to a release, with a connection to the Japanese Oshiete! goo site, Japanese users can also answer questions from international travelers coming to Japan:

On the Chinese (simplified and traditional) and English communities of Oshiete! goo, users can post and answer questions in those respective languages. Additionally, with a connection to the largest Japanese-language Q&A community, Oshiete! goo, boasting one million users and 30 million posts, Japanese users will also be able to answer questions asked by international travelers, giving these visitors tourism information directly from Japanese people.

Participating as an expert source will be Selected Onsen Ryokan, a web portal for onsen ryokan (hot spring inns) for international travelers to Japan, operated by Maido Nippon Corp. headquartered in Tokyo.

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