/ Apr 17, 2017

Yamato, DeNA start on-demand self-service delivery

Yamato Transport Co. and e-commerce and mobile game operator DeNA Co. on Monday started a trial of a new on-demand delivery method that allows customers to retrieve parcels at a place and time of their choosing. With a view that autonomous driving will soon ...

Mar 28, 2017

The high cost of convenience

The problems confronting Yamato Transport Co. is a reminder that business competition based on increased convenience and low prices for customers isn't sustainable in an economy with a growing manpower shortage.

Aug 8, 2016

Amazon Japan offices raided in antitrust case

The fair trade watchdog raided the offices of Amazon Japan over allegations that it improperly pressured retailers that sold products on its site. The Japanese unit of the U.S.-based internet retailer forced conditions such as requiring retailers to sell products below the price they ...

Mar 7, 2016

Ezaki Glico reports possible customer data breach

Confectionery maker Ezaki Glico Co. said Monday that personal data on users of its online shopping site may have been compromised following unauthorized accesses. Up to 83,194 sets of personal data may have been stolen, including 43,744 that contained credit card information, according to ...

/ Sep 24, 2015

Seven & I Holdings to launch online shopping service

Retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. said Thursday it will launch a new, comprehensive online shopping service on Nov. 11 — initially covering 1.8 million items sold by all group companies. Under the service, called “omni7”, registered users can order any products offered ...