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Japanese hotels turning to robots

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May 15, 2017

Japanese hotels turning to robots

Tokyo, Japan – 15 May 2017 –
Desperate to overcome Japan’s growing shortage of labour, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including hotel room service, Reuters reported.

“The share of capital expenditure devoted to becoming more efficient is increasing because of the shortage of workers,” said Seiichiro Inoue, a director in the industrial policy bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The government predicts investment in labour-saving equipment will rise this fiscal year, Inoue said. The way Japan copes … Read More

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