Rakuten to trial drone delivery on Chiba golf course

Apr 26, 2016

Rakuten to trial drone delivery on Chiba golf course

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Online shopping giant Rakuten Inc. is venturing into the uncharted territory of drone delivery, enabling golfers to order snacks, beverages and golf equipment while playing a round. Rakuten on Monday announced the nation’s first drone delivery service, a monthlong experiment from May 9 at ...

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 ...

Mar 26, 2015

Rakuten to buy Japan unit of U.S. currency trader FXCM

FXCM Inc., a major U.S. provider of online foreign exchange trading services announced Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Japanese unit, FXCM Japan Securities Co., to Rakuten Securities Inc. for $62 million. The transaction is expected to close on Wednesday. It comes ...

Oct 29, 2014

Seven & I to challenge online retailers with same-day delivery

Retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. next year will start providing same-day delivery of products sold online by its group stores, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. The operator of the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain as well as Seibu and Sogo department ...