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Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. and Japanese cybermall operator Rakuten have announced plans for a demonstration test on Oct. 31 of drone delivery services in an area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture.

The test will be conducted in the Odaka district in the city of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, utilizing an outlet, a mobile Lawson shop and Rakuten’s drone.

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