Thought I would add a surreal element of reality to this blog. I believe this student is pulling out a daikon raddish.
Perhaps the increasing unemployed tech-youth will find their niche in techno-farming. It still has yet to be mounted with auto-sensor laser beams to toast bugs and weeds, and water canons to clean veggies. Maybe solar panels and auto-pilot would be good too.....oh, then we could just get rid of the student (representing the aging population of Japanese farmers) and make robo-farmer 2015.
You know the Japanese will go there.
Here is the full article (thanks Marley)