Here in the US, telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T fight for their share of customer data plans. But Japan’s own telecom outfits are embroiled in an additional head-to-head: selling robots.
Starting this weekend in Japan, people can buy a talking, person-shaped robot that reads your body language and gets sad when you turn off the lights.
Even the littlest dogs dream of going to space, and in SoftBank's commercial series, one actually does. The spacesuited pooch encounters some strange things while floating in the void of space, including mysterious bowls of ramen and Santa Claus.