Japan Post, Rakuten to offer delivery lockers

Business Jan 15, 2015

Japan Post, Rakuten to offer delivery lockers

Japan Post Co. and e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. are teaming up to offer lockers where customers can pick up items purchased online at their own convenience, sources said Thursday. The new service, being arranged to start in April at about 30 locations including post offices ...

Editorials Dec 23, 2011

Risky catalog purchase of fighter

The government on Tuesday selected Lockheed Martin's F-35 as the Air-Self Defense Force's next-generation fighter over Boeing's F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace aging F-4 fighters. Japan plans to purchase 42 F-35s, hoping that the first delivery will start in fiscal 2016 (April ...

Commentary / World Sep 5, 2011

Japan in a European club?

by Kevin Rafferty

Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan ...