Japan to establish licensing system for out-of-sight drone flights

National Mar 30, 2020

Japan to establish licensing system for out-of-sight drone flights

The government plans to establish a licensing system for operating drones when the flights are beyond the operator's line of sight, government sources said Monday. The proposal comes as the government hopes for increased usage of unmanned vehicles for purposes such as delivering daily necessities ...

Japanese postman failed to deliver — 24,000 times, police say

National Jan 23, 2020

Japanese postman failed to deliver — 24,000 times, police say

A 61-year-old postman failed to deliver thousands of postal items that he kept at his home instead, police said Thursday. About 24,000 undelivered items were found in the man's home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said the police, who sent his case to prosecutors. "It was too ...

Deliveries of packages in Japan rose 1.3% in fiscal 2018

Business Oct 2, 2019

Deliveries of packages in Japan rose 1.3% in fiscal 2018

The number of packages handled by parcel delivery services in fiscal 2018 increased 1.3 percent from the previous year to 4.31 billion, hitting a record high for the fourth consecutive year, according to transport ministry data released Tuesday. Of the total, the number of items ...