Japan tourism ministry had tried ways and means to attract more tourists with hope and expectations to cash in on the tourist dollars many other nations are competing for.
But there have been long standing issues with free WIFI and language.
Japan is one of the few or last monolingual nation.
Majority of the 127 million residents don’t speak English!
A lot of the young people know English but they may not speak it!
Somebody did come up with ingenious ways to communicate.