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March 11, 2004

Fatal Misunderstanding

The Australian Daily Telegraph carried an article yesterday on how foreign tourists have died due to a lack of language skills. In particular, it told of 19-year-old Japanese student Shohei Kusano, who died on a notorious strip of Bondi Beach because he didn't understand the flags posted on the waterfront. Other visitors interviewed on the beach clearly didn't understand the meaning of the red and yellow flags used to indicate dangerous waters.
Article: Our tourists are dying of confusion

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