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Big pay and acquisitions catch on as Japan fights for AI talent

Sony and Docomo among employers offering premium salaries for tech jobs

Students at Konan University in Kobe experiment with robots that use artificial intelligence to perform comedy acts. AI talent is in demand in Japan. (Photo by Hiromasa Matsuura)

TOKYO -- Japanese companies are spending more money to secure the best and the brightest in fields like artificial intelligence as the hunt for highly skilled tech workers grows more challenging.

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