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日本这家公园损失16万张门票钱 只因售票员不会外语?

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2018年11月01日

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An attendant at a popular garden in the heart of Tokyo has cost the facility millions of yen because he was “too frightened” to ask foreign visitors to pay the admission fee.

东京市中心一处热门公园景点的一名售票员因“害怕”开口向外国游客收取门票费,导致公园损失数千万日元。

The attendant, who is in his early 70s, admitted failing to collect the fees for Shinjuku Gyoen national garden after an investigation was launched following a tip-off by another employee.

新宿御苑国家公园的另一名员工告发此事后,政府展开了调查,最后这位70岁出头的售票员承认自己确实没有收取门票费。

The unnamed man, who has since retired, reportedly said he had stopped collecting admission fees of 200 yen for adults and 50 yen for children in April 2014, and had continued to allow foreign visitors in free of charge for about two and a half years.

事发后这位不知名的售票员就退休了,据报道,他从2014年4月就开始停止向外国成人和小孩收取门票费,该公园的成人票是200日元(12元人民币),儿童票是50日元,而且自那以后约有两年半时间,他一直让外国游客免费进入。

As a result an estimated 160,000 people entered the garden – located a short walk from Shinjuku’s skyscrapers and the world’s busiest railway station – without paying.

由此导致的结果是,约有16万游客在此期间免费进入公园。这座公园距离新宿区的摩天大楼和全世界最繁忙的东京地铁站都很近。

The environment ministry, which manages the garden, said this week that it had lost at least 25 million yen as a result.

管理该公园的环境省大臣本周表示,因此造成的损失至少有2500万日元(154万元人民币)。

Local reports said the man told ministry investigators that being yelled at b