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Robot hotel opens near Tokyo Disneyland

Robot hotel opens near Tokyo Disneyland

Henn-na Hotel, which translates as Strange Hotel, is managed by robots who can attend guests in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Every room has a concierge robot “Tapia” set to […]

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Monkey Business at Tama Zoo in Tokyo as Chimpanzee Escapes

Monkey Business at Tama Zoo in Tokyo as Chimpanzee Escapes

A zookeeper disguised as a chimpanzee takes part in an Escaped Animal Drill at Tama Zoological Park. The annual escape drill is held in Tokyo zoos to help prepare zookeepers […]

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Otonamaki (adult wrapping) relaxation therapy

Otonamaki (adult wrapping) relaxation therapy

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Otonamaki is a Japanese therapeutic method to alleviate stiffness and posture problems as well as provide a relaxation effect. A participant is wrapped in […]

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Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Narita Airport staff are using robotic suit HAL (Hybrid Assitive Limb) which gives its wearer extra strength when lifting heavy luggage. The hi-tech device was […]

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Monkey and rooster clean hotel windows for New Year

Monkey and rooster clean hotel windows for New Year

Window cleaners dressed as rooster and monkey wipe the windows of the Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo, hanging 55.5 meters above ground on December 15, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naoki Nishimura/AFLO) […]