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A Japan Post delivery truck. Certain parcels will take longer to arrive under changes set to begin in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2024
Japan Post announces delayed timeframes for express deliveries
The changes come as part of an effort to cope with stricter regulations on truck drivers’ working hours.
A driver for an independent contractor to FedEx delivers packages on Cyber Monday in New York on Nov. 27, 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2024
Delivery firms struggle to adopt EVs as online sales drive up demand
Many climate pledges have been scaled back as the industry fails to keep pace with climbing emissions.
A Grab food delivery cyclist makes a delivery in Singapore on Aug. 21.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 5, 2023
Consolidation looms for Southeast Asia’s food delivery giants
With growth in the sector slowing, companies are slimming down or bolstering their ties with other operators.
Kiva robots move inventory at an Amazon fulfilment center in Tracy, California.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 13, 2023
Amazon strategy could unlock $100 billion in revenue
Supply Chain by Amazon is the latest part of its drive to become a leading logistics company.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (front left) inspects a shipping company in Tokyo's Ota Ward in September.
Oct 6, 2023
Japan to give shopping points to promote outside door delivery
The project is the centerpiece of the government's emergency policy package to address a looming shortage of truck drivers due to tighter overtime caps.
A self-employed Amazon Japan delivery driver (right) who was deemed eligible for workers' compensation holds a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 5, 2023
Amazon Japan delivery driver eligible for workers' compensation
The outcome could clear the way for other self-employed Amazon delivery drivers to be eligible for compensation and could impact other industries.
Robots carry items around Amazon Japan's logistics base in Chiba.
Sep 17, 2023
Logistics robots coming into wider use in Japan
Companies are looking to logistics robots in response to the popularity of e-commerce, as well as present and potential labor shortages.
After enjoying robust demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, air cargo firms are now reeling from overcapacity.
Aug 19, 2023
Air travel boom creates crosswinds for air cargo
Passenger jets grounded during the pandemic are flying again and transporting goods, upping the competition with dedicated air freighters.
Logistics companies have started asking truck drivers to use sleep-tracking devices.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 10, 2023
Japan truck industry monitors drivers' sleep ahead of overtime cap
Firms are asking drivers to use mattress sleep trackers and wearables as they ready for an expected industry-wide crunch once overtime is limited.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Japan considering raising truck speed limit for faster goods deliveries
The NPA will set up a panel of transport experts to discuss whether to increase the speed limit for trucks weighing 8 tons or more from the current 80 kilometers per hour on highways.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2023
Yamato and Japan Post announce tie-up for mailbox and small parcel deliveries
The two companies are working together to tackle anticipated truck driver shortages, expected when overtime work restrictions come into effect in April next year.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2023
Government draws up measures to tackle expected 2024 logistics crunch
Large consignors and logistics companies have been asked to submit improvement plans that will ease burdens on truck drivers ahead of a new legal limit on their overtime from April 2024.
Japan Times
May 30, 2023
When delivery costs more than the food you ordered
The big players are betting that we’re too addicted to the convenience of meals at our doors to walk away from their apps. They may be right.
Japan Times
May 3, 2023
Japan Airlines to debut first freighter planes in 13 years
The airline has previously run its cargo business using space on passenger flights and chartering other companies’ freighters.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2023
Fully automated driving under certain conditions allowed in Japan
The government has a target of realizing Level 4 autonomous driving services in at least 40 locations by fiscal 2025.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2023
Japan's logisticians brace for expected driver shortages
The logistics world is worried about holdups in operations, while new restrictions on overtime may deliver a further blow to an industry already short on truck drivers.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2023
In South Korea, free subway rides for the elderly become a political headache
In the greater Seoul area, where almost 3.7 million people are 65 or older, more than 233 million free rides were taken last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 14, 2023
Japan rolls out 'humble and lovable' delivery robots
From April, revised traffic laws will allow self-driving delivery robots to navigate streets across the country.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2023
A George Jetson world will start with parcels — not people
Before air taxis start taking passengers, the technology will be tested in moving freight before the public accepts their everyday use.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2023
Drone delivery service using Starlink launched in Japan
The new service allows residents in an area of Saitama Prefecture affected by a road closure following a mudslide in September last year to receive food and other supplies.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves