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Virus-fighting tech becomes central to Japan's smart-city vision

Drone delivery, self-driving buses and facial recognition payments featured in plan

The coronavirus has spurred interests in making communities "smarter" through the introduction of technology.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As the Japanese government moves forward with its promotion of smart cities, the ruling party seeks to turn this marriage of technology and infrastructure toward combating pandemics.

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