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Japan Might Change All Its Stop Signs for Confused Foreigners

It still prefers triangles even though the world uses octagons.
A stop sign in Tokyo.
A stop sign in Tokyo.REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan is considering a revamp of its stop signs to suit easily confused tourists, The Japan Times reported Thursday. Japan’s current signs are fun and different, but they’re also red triangles that look suspiciously like the yield signs in the U.S. and other nations.

“Japanese drivers are familiar with the existing signs, but now that we need to think more globally we are considering an alternative that would be easier for foreign people to understand,” an official with the country’s National Police Agency (NPA) told the Times.