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Coronavirus pushes Japan closer to high-tech 'super cities'

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This project near Tokyo, called Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, is run by a public-private consortium including real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan. (Photo courtesy of Mitsui Fudosan)

TOKYO -- Japan took another step toward building technology-enabled "super cities," with legislation set to pass that will help advance local plans by lowering regulatory hurdles.

Such smart cities, under Japan's Super City Initiative, use artificial intelligence and big data in conjunction with cutting-edge technology in areas including transportation, medicine and education to make life easier for residents.

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