Japan's Robot Revolution Is Attracting Venture Capitalists

A NAO humanoid robot, developed by Softbank Corp. subsidiary Aldebaran Robotics SA, performs during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Venture capitalists who have long avoided investing in Japan may think again as startups in the country develop a new generation of robot technology, according to consultant Koichi Hori.

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