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If you don't know Japanese language.

What should you do??

日本語がわからない(通じない)!そんな時には?

When I Nyapan don't understand the language abroad when I visit ;in some situations, I almost cry out ,"What should I do?? help me!".Feel like a total stranger in the world. Do you agree? My neighbor "Wan-kun" who just moved to Japan from overseas,complained to me "It's harder to make myself understood to Japanese in English than I expected" ."When I askedxsomething in English in town,some people hurried away" f^_^;
Ok. I will show you my ideas of how to deal with this situation
1)If you speak English , it might be better to use only basic words slowly,rather than to speak a whole sentence. This makes it easy to understand what you want to say for Japanese people. 
2)Or write the words on a piece of paper and show them. 
Because Japanese people have higher skill of reading than listening!
3)Body language and drawing illustrations are basic but the strongest way to communicate. If you are not an English speaker, why don't you try it .Carry a pencil and paper!
We must be able to communicate with these actions to each other in order to make the relationships among human beings! And more,there have been many kinds of translation apps recently.Using them effectively works really well sometimes.When you are in trouble, tell us a SOS please.

吾輩ニャパンも海外に出かけた時に、その国の言葉がわからず、世界の中心で「助けて!」と叫びたくなることがままあります。「日本では想像以上に英語が通じないーっ」「英語で話しかけると、みんながそそくさと逃げていく---っ」と、ワン君からのグチもちょいちょい聞いています(苦笑)。そこで、ニャパンが考える、そんな時の対処のコツをご紹介にゃ。
①英語で話す場合は、文章よりも単語を並べる。そして、とにかくゆっくり喋る。そのほうが日本人には分かりやすい。
②単語を紙に書く。日本人は英語のヒアリングより読解力のほうが高い!
➂あとはボディーランゲージとイラストを紙に書く。これが意外と最強です。英語圏以外の方ならとくに有効!なので、紙とペンは持ち歩くべし。
人間同士なので身振り手振りでも不思議と伝わります。最近は翻訳アプリもたくさんあるのでどんどん活用して、困った時は「SOS」を伝えてください。