Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits

Business / Corporate Jul 2, 2018

Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits

Toymakers in Japan are strengthening measures against counterfeit products being sold overseas, especially in China. The proportion of domestic toymakers' sales made overseas has been growing, due to the shrinking domestic market amid the declining birthrate. Firms are concerned that overlooking the sale of counterfeit ...

Tomy, Docomo unveil conversational robot toy

Business / Tech Jun 4, 2015

Tomy, Docomo unveil conversational robot toy

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tomy Co. on Thursday introduced a conversation robot jointly developed with NTT Docomo Inc. that it claims can hold "natural" conversations with people. "We want to develop toys that are not only for play, but also for jumping into people's everyday lives to make them ...