I saw a lot of these funny American translations while in Japan. You would think there would be a good business in Japan and China for an American translator to translate signs in to something more easily understood.
there is actually a massive shortage of translators and English teachers in Asian countries. and now there are more non native English speakers using English than native ones. So much so that the English we use here in America will gradually be effected by foreign languages without us noticing. there is an awesome article in Wired magazine about it.