Nov 20, 2015

Amazon unit offers one-hour delivery within eight Tokyo wards

Amazon Japan K.K. said Thursday it has started a service to deliver goods within an hour in central Tokyo. The service area initially comprises eight wards, including Setagaya, and will be expanded in steps, the Internet-based retailer said. The service is for Amazon Prime ...

Aug 21, 2015

Rakuten launches 20-minute delivery service in Tokyo

Rakuten Inc. launched a delivery service on Thursday that allows customers to receive ordered goods in as little as 20 minutes in parts of Tokyo, the online shopping mall operator said. The 24-hour service, available in Shibuya, Meguro, Setagaya and Minato wards, covers some ...

Apr 7, 2015

Lawson, SG Holdings to offer new delivery service

Retailer Lawson Inc. and logistics company SG Holdings Co. are to begin a delivery service under a new alliance pitched at time-deprived workers and seniors. Lawson, a Tokyo-based convenience store operator, said Tuesday that it will take a 51 percent stake in the new ...

Jul 17, 2014

War-torn South Sudan gets Chinese weapons delivery

The government in civil war-torn South Sudan has taken delivery of new Chinese arms, including anti-tank missiles, grenade launchers and assault rifles, the country’s defense minister confirmed Wednesday. The minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, said the deal with China North Industries Corp (Norinco) was concluded ...

Nov 16, 2013

School lunch plan key for Seven & I

Seven & I Holdings Co. will launch a nationwide school lunch delivery service for elementary and junior high schools, Chairman Toshifumi Suzuki declared. The company, which currently only dispatches such meals to five junior high schools in Yokohama, aims to increase daily delivery orders ...

Farm-fresh produce delivery goes online

Oct 17, 2013

Farm-fresh produce delivery goes online


A growing number of consumers are purchasing fresh vegetables and fruit online directly from farmers. Ayako Kakumoto, 36, a company employee from Tokyo’s Toshima Ward, began ordering vegetables six months ago on the My Farmer website operated by Tokyo-based mobile phone content developer Cybird ...

Deliveries boost convenience stores' cachet

| Oct 7, 2013

Deliveries boost convenience stores' cachet


The nation’s convenience stores have been in a constant state of evolution, starting by offering small snacks and drinks and basic daily goods like newspapers, magazines and toiletries. Today, customers at the “conbini,” as convenience stores are called in Japan, can pay various household ...

Food delivery services for offices up

Feb 6, 2013

Food delivery services for offices up


With workloads at offices growing as a result of job cuts amid the weak economy, food service companies are seeking to capitalize on an increasing need among workers to use time and money efficiently. Yasuhiro Yamamoto, a 46-year-old who runs a management consulting business, ...