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For Anna Masui's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Development of care robots growing in aging Japan

Jan 27, 2016

Development of care robots growing in aging Japan

A shortage of nursing-care workers in Japan amid a rapidly aging population is accelerating the development and introduction of robots programmed to perform care-giving tasks. The government is also spurring the trend, calling for the development of robotics-based nursing-care equipment as part of its ...

Low-carbohydrate food market expanding in Japan

Jan 7, 2016

Low-carbohydrate food market expanding in Japan

The market for low-sugar food is expanding in Japan, reflecting recognition that moderate carbohydrate restrictions are an effective way to address lifestyle-related diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. The Eat & Fun Health Association, which promotes low-carbohydrate diets, recommended in November a set ...

Innovative cinemas try to show home viewing is no great shakes

Oct 29, 2015

Innovative cinemas try to show home viewing is no great shakes

Cinema operators are fighting to lure people away from tablets and smartphones and back into theaters, adopting enhancements to the traditional movie experience. Toho Cinemas Ltd. has introduced what it calls a 4-D system, which adds tactile stimulation to 3-D. Three theaters in Tokyo ...