I mean, why? There are GPS maps for almost every developed country, but for Japan there are none that i know of (neither Navteq nor Teleatlas, which are the two major cartography companies out there).
I've seen several Japanese GPS solutions, but they unfortunately don't have an English option. I've never seen a major company like TomTom or Garmin (among many others), offering a solution for that market.
So, what company does the cartography out there (Navteq or Teleatlas like), and why doesn't TomTom or Garmin use their data in order to develop an English GPS solution? There has to be some kind of logical explanation.
You can use Japan Road Navi v2.1 with Garmin Mobile Xt with screenshot from my N8 here:
Can you provide an official link for Garmin XT for the N8 and for Japan Road Navi 2.1? I'm sure that would be much more useful to users than another random screenshot.
2012-03-30 15:16 - edited 2012-03-30 15:33
Can you provide an official link for Garmin XT for the N8 and for Japan Road Navi 2.1?
As no doubt you were aware when posting Garmin Mobile Xt is now no longer available:http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?prod
Since this is the only way of getting navigation for Japan, Pakistan and Cyprus which Nokia have choosen to avoid providing for with Nokia Maps, presumably you would rather OP was left in ignorance of technical feasibility of it's use upon Symbian devices.
Whereas under your profile it says "Please do not contact me asking for assistance in a personal message (that includes bringing posts to my attention), you will not receive help from me in that way" I have always been happy to provide further guidance should user so request under such situations.
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
2012-04-13 8:10 - edited 2012-04-13 8:11
Good old LonelyPlanet does the trick, no problem, been there. You can also rent a japanese phone there, they have English of course. If you have a solid roaming plan, just use openstreetmap.org