Japan to Install Wireless LANs at National Parks (News)


Tokyo, July 24 (Jiji Press)—Japan's Environment Ministry will set up public wireless LAN services at national parks by the end of fiscal 2017, hoping to draw more overseas tourists.

Under a project announced last week by the ministry, free wireless connectivity will be available in 63 visitor information centers within the parks, excluding those in Oze and Minami Alps national parks, and in two centers that are slated to open by the end of March next year.

The project aims to enhance the information transmission capabilities of the centers, where visitors can learn flora and fauna as well as the surrounding terrain, so they can be bases for nature conservation and promoting tourism.

Multilingual exhibits and information terminal devices with translation software will be introduced at the centers as part of the project.

The centers will also provide visitors with information on transportation, sightseeing, and food, with the ministry considering increasing resident staff numbers.

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