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Lawson tests fried chicken-dispensing robot in Tokyo

Business / Tech Dec 11, 2018

Lawson tests fried chicken-dispensing robot in Tokyo

Major convenience store chain Lawson Inc. began experimenting Tuesday with a hot-and-ready food-dispensing robot that looks like its famous mascot, Karaage-kun, at an outlet in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. Karaage refers to Japanese fried chicken. The robot, Dekitate (ready-to-eat) Karaage-kun Robo, can prepare food quickly as ...

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil volunteer nickname shortlist

Olympics Dec 11, 2018

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveil volunteer nickname shortlist

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on Tuesday announced the four finalists for the official nickname to be given to volunteers working at competition venues and the athletes' village. The shortlisted nominees are "Field Cast," "Games Anchor," "Games Force" and "Shining Blue," ...