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Prize-winning Fukuoka dance team puts Kurume on YouTube radar

Sep 12, 2018

Prize-winning Fukuoka dance team puts Kurume on YouTube radar

The Kurume Municipal Government in Fukuoka Prefecture has released a YouTube video featuring Kyushudanji Shinsengumi, a local boys' dance group that won first place at World of Dance 2015 in Los Angeles, to promote the city. The video, which shows the group in action at ...

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sep 11, 2018

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sharp Corp.'s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English starting Sept. 22, the service providers said Tuesday. Sharp, Kyoto-based taxi operator MK Co. and travel agency JTB ...

Sep 11, 2018

Japan Post to accept cashless payments by time of Tokyo Olympics

Japan Post Co. plans to accept cashless payments for postcards and parcel deliveries at its post offices by early 2020. Currently, customers can purchase postcards and pay parcel delivery fees at post offices with only cash or stamps, while post offices in many other countries ...