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Tokyo Reaches Out To English-Only Hikers

Posted: Jun. 12th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Nature lovers and adventurers rejoice, Tokyo is making the life of exploration and discovery all the more easy with a host of translation projects meant to bring fascinating tales and intriguing histories to English speaking audiences as they hike in the nearby national park.

When you walk in the woods, do you wonder about the names and uses of the plants lining your route? How about a quick potted history of the area or an explanation of the landís cultural value to the local people?

Thanks to a group of retired Japanese English-language scholars, Americans who go hiking at Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park, on the western fringe of Tokyo, can learn all that and more along the way.

The group offers a standing invitation to U.S. personnel to come hiking and be regaled with stories, in English, along the way.

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