Sign up for the NEWS newsletter

You have been successfully added to our newsletter.

Let our news meet your inbox

NBC News

This is a paid advertisement. This content is created by the advertiser and the NBC News sales department, not the NBC News editorial team. Learn more here.

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.

Asia

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

    01:34
  • China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre with somber memorial, healing words

    01:19
  • South Korea conducts first Stinger air-to-air missile tests in live-fire drill

    00:44
  • Explosions, gunfire rock Winter Olympic venue during security drill

    00:49
  • U.S. deserter to North Korea dies in Japan

    01:06
  • Chinese workers evicted in massive housing crackdown

    01:45

Best of NBC News

Play All