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For Kevin Buckland's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Does Toyota dream of robotic housekeepers?

Business / Tech Dec 27, 2018

Does Toyota dream of robotic housekeepers?

Toyota Motor Corp. has sold enough cars to put one outside every Japanese home. Now it wants to put robots inside those homes. Well-known for its automated assembly lines, Toyota envisions a not-so-far-off future in which robots transcend the factory and become commonplace in homes ...

Custom cars dazzle at Tokyo's ride-pimping extravaganza

Business Jan 14, 2018

Custom cars dazzle at Tokyo's ride-pimping extravaganza

It's Japan's biggest custom-car show. The Tokyo Auto Salon has hundreds of exhibitors — from automotive titans like Toyota and Mercedes to tire makers, tool makers and toy makers — who all want to show you how to tune up, dress up, or otherwise ...