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Japanese high-tech hotel finds service robots easily hackable

This article originally appeared on VICE Asia Japanese technology is the envy of people all over the world. High-tech robots have become attractions in Tokyo, with restaurants and hotels in the city opting for these futuristic assistants. They are effective, entertaining and interactive. But what happens when humans use them for evil rather than good? […]

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This Japanese hotel is a glorious relic of a lost world

SO THE FOREIGNERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY who first ventured into the Japanese mountain town of Nikko came away enchanted by the scenery: ornate Shinto shrines amid rivers, forests and waterfalls. But those same visitors were less impressed with the accommodation options. Many complained about the local inns, furnished with futon beds placed on the […]

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Onyx signs deal for first Japanese hotel in Hokkaido snow

An artist’s interpretation of the 126-room Amari Niseko hotel. Onyx Hospitality Group has signed a 15-year management contract with Metropoly Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong-based real estate company, to operate Amari Niseko, its first hotel in Japan. The 126-room property, which will open in 2024, is located in the Niseko Hirafu district of Hokkaido and […]