Japan: The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan has decided to develop English-Japanese bilingual topographic maps of 1:25,000 for the entire country.
Japan completed Japanese to English translation of topographic maps over the tsunami-affected areas in the Sendai region in 2011. The project was done by East View Geospatial (EVG), a US-based provider of geospatial data & GIS production services and solutions. Now, EVG has been given the exclusive rights to produce and distribute current English-Japanese bilingual topographic maps for the remaining areas of Japan. Topographic maps in English covering the entirety of Japan at this level of detail have not previously been available.