Robots cleaning up at stations and airports in labor-hungry Japan

Business Dec 27, 2019

Robots cleaning up at stations and airports in labor-hungry Japan

More and more unmanned cleaning robots are being used in Japan, mainly at public transportation facilities, amid severe labor shortages. Faced with difficulties securing enough workers, Central Japan Railway Co. started using four robots this year to clean Nagoya Station and other locations, hoping that ...

Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

National Sep 23, 2019

Japan to expand use of customs declaration app ahead of Olympics

The government will expand the use of electronic customs declarations at airports to facilitate the entry of inbound passengers ahead of next year's Tokyo Games. The system allows passengers to submit customs declarations electronically using a smartphone app while waiting for their baggage, according to ...