Japan has long been criticized for its low level of English, but children could soon become more proficient in the language just by chit-chatting with an artificially intelligent robot.

At least that's the idea from AKA, a Korean startup based in the United States that is set to officially begin marketing educational robot "Musio" in Japan next spring.

"The way Musio communicates and its correct pronunciation will make users feel as if they were living in a different country," said AKA executive Brian Lee during a preview demonstration to media in Tokyo this week.