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A robot can do that: Job listing for simple labor drops 30% in Japan

Need for social distancing finally pushes nation into digitalization

Employees wearing protective face guards work on an automobile assembly line at a factory of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- For a country that is facing a major labor shortage, Japan has been slow in the digitalization of the workplace.

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