• Kyodo


In a move prompted by a serious staff shortage and a boom in online shopping, Yamato Holdings Co. has announced it will raise its basic shipping fee for door-to-door parcel deliveries by ¥140 to ¥180, depending on size.

The rate hikes — Yamato’s first in 27 years — are expected to take place by September.

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