A man prays  at the site where 17 schoolgirls and two adults were stabbed last week in in Kawasaki, Japan. A schoolgirl and an adult were killed, and the attacker took his own life. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

After the stabbing of 17 schoolgirls and two adults at a bus stop near Tokyo last week, a shocked public has been grasping for answers as to what cou(...)

A care worker wearing   Cyberdyne’s robot suit which learns a  user’s motion and assists their movements. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

In depopulated rural Japan, a drone flies to a remote farm and drops off a prescription for a bed-ridden patient. A plastic sensor attached to her bod(...)