Japan Aims To Automate All Convenience Stores By 2025 With A New RFID Technology
Japan is one of the countries that are facing a serious shrinkage of population. There were 125 million people as of 2000, and the number is expect to go down to 88 million in 2065, due to a declining birth rate. Japan is also a unique country that relies heavily on convenience stores, which are called “konbini”. There are 55,743 convenience stores as of December 2018, according to the Japan Franchise Association and the number has been solidly increasing since 1970s.