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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 18, 2019
Japan Post Insurance eyes firms with tech edge in new ESG investment strategy
Japan Post Insurance is shifting its approach to sustainable investing by picking companies with a technological edge for solving global problems, its investment chief said, in a move away from typical ESG selection criteria.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2019
Japan Post to sell commemorative stamps for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Japan Post Co. will release commemorative stamps for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on March 12.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2018
Government panel proposes raising deposit ceiling at Japan Post Bank
A government panel in charge of postal privatization proposed in a report Wednesday that the deposit ceiling at Japan Post Bank Co. be raised to ¥26 million ($235,000) from ¥13 million.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2018
Japan Post to take 7% stake in U.S. insurer Aflac for closer tie-up
Japan Post Holdings Co. will acquire a 7 percent stake in U.S. insurer Aflac Inc. in 2019, after gaining regulatory approval, and make it an affiliate four years after the purchase to expand their cooperation, both firms said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 14, 2018
Japan Post eyes up to 8% stake in U.S. insurer Aflac
Japan Post Holdings Co. plans to acquire a 7 to 8 percent stake in U.S. insurer Aflac Inc. for about ¥300 billion as part of its strategy to expand operations overseas, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2018
Japan's first drone document delivery operation launched in Fukushima amid labor shortage
Japan Post Co. on Wednesday began transporting documents by drone in Fukushima Prefecture, the first operation of its kind in Japan, following easing of regulations to cope with labor shortages in the transport industry.
Oct 27, 2018
Japan Post to begin test deliveries using drones in Fukushima next month
Japan Post Co. has said that it will begin to test drone deliveries between two post offices in Fukushima Prefecture next month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / Deep Dive
May 20, 2018
Drone deliveries ready to soar in Japan but lingering issues likely to keep post office in business
A drone carrying a package sails through the air, touching down to make a delivery right on a customer's doorstep.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2018
Japan Post to launch real estate unit
Japan Post Holdings Co. has announced it will establish a real estate unit with an eye to making the new business a major source of revenue.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 23, 2018
Japan Post to launch cold storage parcel service in India
Japan Post Co. will launch a cold storage express parcel service to India later this month amid growing demand for fresh Japanese food among local and Japanese residents in the South Asian country.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2018
Japan Post to start trial of self-driving delivery cars on public roads in Tokyo
Japan Post Co. will conduct a trial of self-driving delivery cars on public roads in Tokyo next week, with an aim of introducing a fleet of the vehicles by 2020 to cope with driver shortages.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2018
Japan's parcel firms test drop-off lockers, as social change increases the costs and reduces the appeal of face-to-face deliveries
The timely and secure delivery of packages through face-to-face services has long been a source of pride for Japanese couriers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Taking the Lead
Jan 14, 2018
Japan Post chief sees bright future beyond mail services
Even for Masatsugu Nagato, an experienced business executive who has worked in prominent companies, making Japan Post Holdings Co. stand on its own two feet as a private company comes as a daunting challenge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2017
Japan Post Bank to invest ¥500 billion in foreign funds
Japan Post Bank Co. will invest up to ¥500 billion ($4.4 billion) in several foreign funds as part of efforts to diversify its profit sources, in response to the nation's low interest rate environment, the president of the bank's holding company said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2017
Ex-Toshiba chief Taizo Nishimuro, prominent business leader, dead at 81
Taizo Nishimuro, a former president of technology conglomerate Toshiba Corp. and a leading figure in the Japanese business community, has died at age 81, a Toshiba source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 15, 2017
Japan Post must compensate nonregular workers on allowances but not pay: district court
In a victory for contract workers, the Tokyo district court rules that Japan Post must compensate those denied allowances given to full-time employees who performed the same work.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 11, 2017
TV ads for Japan Post's ¥1.3 trillion share sale will target individual investors
Japan Post Holdings Co.'s underwriters will seek to attract retail investors to its ¥1.3 trillion ($12 billion) public offering, betting they will shrug off the stock's slack performance and market anxiety over North Korea.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2017
Japan Post to hike parcel delivery rates by 12% next March
Japan Post Co. said Tuesday it will raise basic shipping fees for its door-to-door parcel delivery service by an average 12 percent from next March as labor costs continue to climb due to a courier shortage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 4, 2017
Japan Post mulls using drones to move parcels between post offices in mountainous areas, to remote islands
Japan Post Co. says it may use drones to move packages between post offices, possibly as early as next year, due to the worsening shortage of delivery workers.
Sep 2, 2017
Government preps second Japan Post share sale to raise over ¥1 trillion for Tohoku
The government plans to raise more than ¥1 trillion ($9 billion) this month by selling a second tranche of Japan Post shares, sources said.


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