Japan starts trial drone home delivery service in Chiba

Apr 11, 2016

Japan starts trial drone home delivery service in Chiba

The government and companies started a trial of a drone home delivery service in Chiba Prefecture on Monday, with drones loaded with packages flying between condominiums, commercial facilities and adjacent parks. The joint project involving the central government, the city of Chiba, research institutions ...

Apr 7, 2016

Yamato to offer four-day deliveries to China

Yamato Global Logistics Japan Co. will start a service in early May that delivers Japanese products to Chinese consumers in as little as four days through an alliance with local partners including online retailer JD.com. With the alliance, Yamato Global, a unit of Yamato ...

FamilyMart, Japan Post join hands to offer delivery service to Asia

Apr 5, 2016

FamilyMart, Japan Post join hands to offer delivery service to Asia

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. and Japan Post Holdings Co. said Tuesday they will begin a delivery service enabling foreign visitors to Japan to send packages from FamilyMart’s domestic stores for pickup at its stores elsewhere around Asia. FamilyMart expects foreign visitors to use ...

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 ...