Via Commonreader, who describes it as "Doing the Jobs Mexicans Are Too Far Away to Do" here's a story about the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where they're working on a "robot suit" which
they hope will dramatically ease the burden on agricultural field workers as well as other manual labor intensive jobs.
Developed at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology graduate school, with support from the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, the new robot suit attempts to address the challenges faced by Japan's aging, and difficult to replace, rural farm population.
It's amazing how the American agricultural sector doesn't think that rural Americans are difficult to replace—they're importing replacements by the million. We've done stuff about Japanese robots before—see here for a roundup.