Welfare Ministry Promoting Nursing-care Robots

Welfare ministry promoting nursing-care robots

Japan's welfare ministry has set up new sections to support the development and promotion of robots that can assist in nursing care.

The ministry this month opened six bases to support companies developing such robots, as well as 11 consultation centers for operators of nursing-care businesses across the country.

Disinfectant Robots Tested At Tokyo Train Station

Disinfectant robots tested at Tokyo train station

A railway operator is testing disinfectant robots at a station in Tokyo to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Media personnel were invited to view the test on Monday at Takanawa Gateway Station on the Yamanote Line, which is operated by East Japan Railway Company, or JR East. The station opened in March.