Tokyo's Toy Show opened on Thursday showcasing some of the latest high-tech gadgets from Japan. One of Japan's best-loved animation characters, Doraemon, has been transformed into a companion robot by Bandai. The 16-centimeter-high device has a vocabulary of 1,300 words and will react to conversation from its owner, although it lacks the ability to really understand what's being said. It hits Japanese stores on Sept. 3 and will cost ¥31,500 (US$336). Electronic pets are all over the show from the silly to the more expensive and serious. In Japan many apartment buildings don't allow pets so these toys might be...

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