Business Jun 13, 2018

Amazon Japan to share complaint information with product safety body

To help prevent home accidents, Amazon Japan K.K. and a public entity that evaluates product safety signed an agreement Wednesday under which the online retail giant will share complaint information on consumer goods and home electronics. The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation said it ...

FTC raids Amazon Japan over suspected antitrust violation

Business / Corporate Mar 15, 2018

FTC raids Amazon Japan over suspected antitrust violation

Japan's antitrust watchdog raided the office of Amazon.com Inc.'s unit in the country Thursday, for allegedly violating the antitrust law by having its suppliers shoulder part of the costs to cover discounts the retailer applied on goods. The Fair Trade Commission conducted the on-site inspection ...

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

National Apr 16, 2017

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

by Shusuke Murai

Amanda used to work part-time for major delivery firm Yamato Transport Co., helping out during Japan's busy traditional gift-sending seasons in summer and winter. But not anymore. "It was just too hard," she said. "Drivers are not robots. They are human beings. But people don't understand," the ...