Popular duty-free items – such as high-end cosmetics and watches – will be among the first items to be sold from vending machines. Photo: Shutterstock

Japan’s plan to beat labour woes? Vending machines for duty-free goods

  • The government is set to approve the plan as an influx of tourists coincides with a lack of personnel who can speak foreign languages
  • Japan is facing a worsening labour shortage, a legacy of its shrinking population and decreasing birth rate
Topic |   Japan
Popular duty-free items – such as high-end cosmetics and watches – will be among the first items to be sold from vending machines. Photo: Shutterstock
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