| Feb 27, 2014

Costly revamp in the works at Japan Post

Japan Post Holdings Co. is planning a massive investment to refurbish and reorganize its outlets and operations in its three-year management plan from fiscal 2014. The company, however, has not been able to map out plans for entering the potentially lucrative markets for housing ...

Nov 6, 2013

Japan Post discloses improper handling of chilled parcels

Japan Post Co. said Wednesday that it has found cases of improper temperature management in its parcel delivery service for refrigerated products. After receiving 22 complaints where packages that should have been delivered while chilled arrived without such care over six months to September, ...

Sep 19, 2013

Japan Post, bank, insurer all plan IPOs in 2015

Japan Post Holdings Co. plans to go public together with its banking and insurance units in spring 2015, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The disclosure suggests the state-owned financial behemoth is flip-flopping on its original plan to hold off on the IPOs ...

Japan Post makes foray into support services for elderly

Aug 26, 2013

Japan Post makes foray into support services for elderly

Japan Post Co. said Monday it will begin offering support services for the elderly in October by making use of its mail delivery network, stepping beyond its postal, savings and insurance businesses for the first time. The nominally privatized mail firm has a nationwide ...

Postal union weighs new terms

Aug 20, 2013

Postal union weighs new terms

The Japan Post group’s labor union started talks Tuesday on proposed changes to the group’s employment and pay systems. The Japan Post Group Union will decide whether to accept the proposals Thursday after the discussions at a general meeting being held in the city ...

Aflac wins wider access to Japan Post's insurance sales network

Jul 26, 2013

Aflac wins wider access to Japan Post's insurance sales network

Japan Post Holdings Co., the country’s biggest holder of bank deposits, will start selling more insurance products by Aflac Inc., the largest provider of supplemental health insurance. Japan Post, which began offering cancer insurance policies by Aflac, or American Family Life Assurance Co., in ...

Jul 25, 2013

Japan Post to expand Aflac alliance

Japan Post Group plans to expand its business collaboration with American Family Life Assurance Co. (Aflac) by sharply increasing sales outlets handling the U.S. insurer’s cancer policies.