God I love Japan! Every day there is some quirky wee tale coming out of the place. Take this for example. Elderly people who are living increasingly isolated and lonely lives in in Japan, have been offered the perfect Japanese solution – their own interactive, robot doll:-)
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Originally designed to be a substitute boyfriend for young single girls in the workforce, the doll has become an unexpected hit with elderly people across Japan.