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Luxury Toilet Worth 10 Million Yen

Luxury Toilet Worth 10 Million Yen

Japanese toilet wholesaler Sakamoto unveiled a luxury toilet “Bidocoro” worth 10 million yen (USD90,000) at the annual Hotel and Restaurant Show at Tokyo Big Site on February 23. (All photos […]

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Pepper the robot starts work at sushi restaurant

Pepper the robot starts work at sushi restaurant

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Pepper the robot works at the reception of the Hamazushi conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Saitama, just north of Tokyo. The humanoid robot created […]

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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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Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from January 13 to 15. Japan’s largest show for custom cars celebrated its 35th anniversary […]

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New Year Fire Review 2017

New Year Fire Review 2017

Members of the Tokyo Fire Department perform during the New Year’s Fire Review 2017 on January 6, 2017, Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike […]