Future convenience store unveiled

Future convenience store unveiled

A robotic convenience store intended to cope with Japan's labor shortage is unveiled in Tokyo.

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Green Slow Mobility promises to ease transport

Green Slow Mobility promises to ease transport

A new form of transport aimed at the elderly and tourists called Green Slow Mobility is taking off in Japan.

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Making stationery fun again

Making stationery fun again

Stationery maker Kokuyo gives an analog medium a new twist.

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Microsoft Japan debuts AI date app

Microsoft Japan debuts AI date app

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Microsoft Japan shows off a new artificial intelligence dating app.

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Bridge spans generations

Bridge spans generations

A father and son devote their lives to the giant Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge.

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Housekeeping robot service unveiled

Housekeeping robot service unveiled

This housekeeping robot can clean your house, and create jobs instead of taking them.

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Hayabusa landing date selected

Hayabusa landing date selected

Japan's space probe Hayabusa 2 will try to touch down on the asteroid Ryugu February 22nd.

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VR offers insight into LGBT life

VR offers insight into LGBT life

With same-sex partnership beneficiaries increasingly recognized in Japan, a life insurer uses VR to teach workers about ...

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Startup explores drones' potential

Startup explores drones' potential

An engineer in western Japan solves a basic problem with drones--they're confined by batteries to about 20 minutes of fl...

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Custom ceramics solve water pollution

Custom ceramics solve water pollution

Water pollution is a serious problem affecting many parts of the world. Researchers in Japan have come up with a natural...

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