Japan: robots will care for 80% of elderly by 2020

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Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce

Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.

With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants to increase community acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce.

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