Reviving Japan's Dairy Industry, One Milking Robot at a Time

  • More efficient farms spur output rise from lowest in 30 years
  • Automation eases strain on aging farmers amid worker shortage

The number of dairies in Japan continues to drop, but the ones that remain are getting bigger and productivity per cow is increasing, according to Agriculture Ministry data.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Jin Kawaguchiya gave up a career in finance to help revive Japan’s ailing dairy industry -- one robot at a time.

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