Japan c-stores to introduce advanced self-checkout by 2025

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will partner with convenience store chains to implement by 2025 an advanced self-checkout system that can read all items in a basket at once, reports The Japan Times.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

The move aims to address foreseen labor shortages in the country.

The Japanese government will also support mass production of chips to reduce their cost.

C-store chains are already working on installing self-checkout registers, one of them is Lawson which collaborates with Panasonic in conducting a trial of a robot that can calculate items.

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