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Never be confused by foreign airport announcements again.

Erika Owen
November 19, 2015

Today in super-futuristic travel gadgets that actually exist, Panasonic has unveiled a megaphone that translates Japanese into English, Korean, or Chinese. The "Megahonyaku"—a smash of the Japanese words for "megaphone" and "translate"—is meant to be used in moments of heightened travel traffic, which makes the tool particularly handsome in advance of Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics.

Right now, the Tokyo Narita International Airport—one of the busiest in the country—is set to be the first early adopter. Need to see it to believe it? Check out this video to witness it in action.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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