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Japan-Update

Japan theme park to replace a third of staff with robots

Operator of 'weird' robot hotels goes full in for automation

The Henn na Hotel in Tokyo features a staff of more than 200 robots.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese travel agency and resort operator H.I.S. plans to cut the number of workers at its Huis Ten Bosch amusement park by a third in three years, drawing on its experience operating Henn na Hotel -- a chain of hotels run almost entirely by robots.

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