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From farming to medicine, rural Japan goes high-tech to get by

Businesses develop solutions to help deal with aging and depopulation

Shinano Robotics Innovations has developed this machine to mow fields for farmers.

OSAKA -- With a tap on a smartphone screen, an automated mower starts rumbling across the field. The machine moves on its own, doing the heavy work of readying the farmland for aging workers.

The machine, developed by Shinano Robotics Innovations, connects to Japan's Michibiki global positioning satellite system so that it stays within 3 centimeters of the designated route. The company completed three years of testing in March.

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