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Tokyo readies $1bn for cyborg and waste elimination research

Government to choose 25 areas, to switch looming crises into innovative products

Ory Lab demonstrates its OriHime-D robot in November 2018. The Japanese government's new research initiative will seek to develop technologies to address the country's looming labor shortage.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Cyborg technology to restore bodily functions that have declined due to aging, technology to eliminate industrial waste from the Earth's environment, and artificial hibernation are among 25 areas the Japanese government aims to support, Nikkei has learned.

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