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Japan turns to robots to tackle labour shortage, stagnation

Humanoid robots working side by side with employees on the assembly line at a factory of Glory Ltd, in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday.


FACTORY worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's most pressing concerns - a shortage of labour and a need for growth.

The 19 robots, which cost her employer Glory Ltd about 7.4 million yen (S$81,000) each...

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