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 ...

The top business news stories of 2017

Business Dec 27, 2017

The top business news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Morass of data scandals: Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and Toray Industries Inc. were all swept up in data falsification scandals, damaging Japan's reputation for high-quality production. In ...