Aug 27, 2016

Tokyo Metro to test parcel delivery services

Tokyo Metro Co. will test the feasibility of parcel delivery services using its subway system in cooperation with other rail and transportation firms, company sources said Saturday. Land transportation companies face a lack of truck drivers and also need to reduce carbon emissions and ...

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 ...