Hostel Featuring Multilingual Group Chat to Open in Tokyo

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A hostel opening next week in Tokyo’s Ueno district, a popular destination for foreign tourists, is hoping its guests from around the world will get chatting with each other by encouraging them to use a multilingual real-time translation app.

The “Q Stay and lounge,” which will welcome its first guests on Jan. 20, is the first accommodation facility in Japan to create chances for customers to communicate in different languages via the Kotozna Group Chat smartphone app, according to LS Corp., the operator of the hostel.

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