Autonomous delivery robots will be allowed to operate on the streets of Japan from next month, and although the technology is still a work in progress, developers have shown prototypes in Tokyo that might one day become a common sight.
Toshiba Corp's board has accepted a $15.2 billion buyout offer from a group led by private equity firm Japan Industrial Partners, the company said on Thursday, potentially drawing a line under years of upheaval at the conglomerate.
The Japanese government says it plans to offer a detailed explanation on situations where it recommends people still wear face masks following its easing on Monday of coronavirus mask-wearing guidelines.
Exports of Kobe beef to Saudi Arabia are set to begin next month for the first time. The high-grade meat is increasingly popular overseas, and Japanese industry officials are hoping to boost demand in the Middle East.