Autonomous tractor aims to ease farmers' burden

Autonomous tractor aims to ease farmers' burden

A self-driving tractor is among new technology Japan is developing to assist its aging farmers.

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Boeing to use Japanese firms in electric plane project

Boeing to use Japanese firms in electric plane project

Boeing and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have a new agreement on developing electric planes.

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CES launches with focus on autonomous vehicles

CES launches with focus on autonomous vehicles

Japanese automakers are showing off the latest self-driving high-tech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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 Hayabusa touchdown set for February

Hayabusa touchdown set for February

Japan's space probe Hayabusa 2 will attempt its first landing on asteroid Ryugu between February 18th and 24th.

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New way to mourn

New way to mourn

A robot may create a new way to mourn in Japan.

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Traffic rules revised for autonomous cars

Traffic rules revised for autonomous cars

Japan's Police Agency finalizes a revised road traffic law to make autonomous driving possible in the near future.

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Japan's worker productivity lowest among G7

Japan's worker productivity lowest among G7

A survey by a Japanese productivity organization finds the nation's workers are the least productive among G7 nations.

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SoftBank's record IPO disappoints

SoftBank's record IPO disappoints

SoftBank Group's telecom unit underwhelms despite a record initial public offering as shares fall almost 15% on their fi...

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$3000 pet robot unveiled

$3000 pet robot unveiled

Venture company Groove X unveils Lovot, a $3100 pet robot that can cuddle but lacks practical functionality.

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Tokyo unveils robot guide ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo unveils robot guide ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A robot guide is unveiled with hopes of assisting an increasing number of foreign tourists.

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