Chihira, not alone
At its unveiling on April 20, 2015, Chihira accompanied Japanese opera singer Shoko Iwashita in a performance.
"I would like you to listen to the song that I've put a lot of effort into," the robot said.
After the performance, in which it appeared as if Chihira had lip-synched, the robot asked for applause for Iwashita.
Chihira, currently not programmed to respond to customer complaints or questions, is not the only robot to work in retail. Last year, Nestle said it would enlist SoftBank Corp's humanoid robots, Pepper, to help sell its coffee makers at home appliances stores across Japan.
Image: A visitor (R) and photographers take pictures of android robot Aiko Chihira at the department store.