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Japan pitches 'Society 5.0' to keep its edge in tech and science

To promote 'wearable cyborgs' and 'flying cars,' government needs to deregulate

The Hayabusa2 reentry capsule at the Society 5.0 expo in Tokyo. (Photo by Yuki Kohara)

TOKYO -- Japan is showcasing its latest scientific achievements, ranging from sea and air to space, as the government aims to boost and propagate cutting-edge technologies despite the country's decline in international competitiveness in such fields.

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