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Japan Inc. finds advantage in consumers' new fear of touching

Electronics sector's advanced sensors make their way into brand-new products

Employees at At NEC's Tokyo headquarters can now get through the facial-recognition-equipped security wickets without having to take off their masks. Sunglasses and hats are OK, too.

TOKYO -- With the coronavirus pandemic making consumers squeamish about using their fingers, some Japanese companies are rushing solutions to market.

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