Lawson shows off experimental automated convenience store

Business / Tech Feb 18, 2020

Lawson shows off experimental automated convenience store

Lawson Inc. unveiled for the media Tuesday an experimental checkout-free convenience store that will allow customers to make purchases using a smartphone app. The "grab and go" shop is part of the major chain's attempts to address Japan's labor shortage. Advanced technology allows customers to ...

National / Science & Health Feb 17, 2020

Two new cases of COVID-19 hit Kanto area

Two fresh cases of the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 were reported in the Kanto region on Monday. The first case of the virus emerged at Sagamihara Chuo Hospital in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, the hospital announced on its website. One staff member ...