In need of a priest? The Japanese company Nisseieco has just the thing. Their robot "Pepper" has been programmed to help with tasks at Buddhist temples, including the reading of Buddhist scripture during funeral ceremonies.
Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita in the world. They play a key role in Japanese culture and society, and not just in keeping people in the big cities well hydrated.
Images from an underwater robot showed large deposits of what is thought to be melted nuclear fuel at the bottom of a damaged reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. If confirmed, it would mark a major milestone.
In a new move designed to improve the work and life balance for Japan's employees, the government has announced it will impose an annual cap on overtime hours. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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