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Robots set tone for revival of Japan dairy

Ex-banker turns 20-cow farm he inherited into Asia's largest automated milking factory

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Robots at Mr Kawaguchiya's farm extract milk from 360 cows three times a day and make sure the animals are fed and healthy.

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Robots at Mr Kawaguchiya's farm extract milk from 360 cows three times a day and make sure the animals are fed and healthy.

Tokyo

JIN Kawaguchiya gave up a career in finance to help revive Japan's ailing dairy industry - one robot at a time.

In a country that relies increasingly on imported foods such as cheese and butter, Japan's milk output tumbled over two decades, touching a 30-year low in 2014.

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