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Pepper the Robotic Buddhist Priest Debuts in Japan

Pepper’s creators said the robotic Buddhist could cut the cost of a funeral to under $500 — one quarter of the price of a human priest.


  • One of Kim Jong Un’s top generals has vanished

  • China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre with somber memorial, healing words

  • South Korea conducts first Stinger air-to-air missile tests in live-fire drill

  • Explosions, gunfire rock Winter Olympic venue during security drill

  • U.S. deserter to North Korea dies in Japan

  • Chinese workers evicted in massive housing crackdown


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