Because Japan’s birth rate is way down and the population is aging so rapidly…freaky inventions like Nurse Riba have come into existence. I hope we don’t have to hug one of these things while we’re in Nagoya. I’m kind of scared as to how Americans would use this in their own home (i.e. never get up for anything). But, then again, we would probably break Riba’s plastic arms if he/she/it tried to pick us up.