TOKYO -- With a growing economy and aging population, Japan is suffering from a worsening labor shortage. The jobs-to-applicants ratio for September was 1.52 on a seasonally adjusted basis, the highest since 1974. There may be no immediate cure for the situation, but SoftBank is ready to provide some clues through its robotics business.
SoftBank uses smart robots to tackle Japan's labor shortage
New AI-controlled cleaning machines will be introduced in the summer of 2018