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 ...

Haneda flight noise louder than in a pachinko parlor

National Feb 17, 2020

Haneda flight noise louder than in a pachinko parlor

In test flights for new low-altitude flight paths using Tokyo's Haneda Airport conducted by the transport ministry between Jan. 30 and Wednesday, noise in Kawasaki ran as high as 87 to 94 decibels, louder than inside a pachinko parlor, according to data released by ...