U.S. Postal Service overhaul has Democrats crying ‘sabotage’

World Aug 9, 2020

U.S. Postal Service overhaul has Democrats crying ‘sabotage’

The U.S. Postal Service overhauled its organizational structure as Democrats called for an investigation into whether the changes implemented by President Donald Trump’s postmaster general pose a threat to mail-in ballots for the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday said the new structure, ...

Japan households get mystery seed packages labeled from China

National Aug 4, 2020

Japan households get mystery seed packages labeled from China

Households across Japan have received unsolicited packages of seeds marked as coming from China, similar to incidents overseas including in the United States and Britain, consumer authorities said Monday. The authorities are warning of potential scams and have urged the public not to plant the ...

77 Japan Post workers rebuked for improper insurance sales

Business Apr 28, 2020

77 Japan Post workers rebuked for improper insurance sales

The Japan Post Holdings Co. group has revoked the insurance-selling certificates of 75 post office workers for their improper sales of Japan Post Insurance Co. products, while reprimanding two others. The insurance sellers encouraged customers to buy insurance contracts by giving them false explanations in ...

Japan Post Insurance misconduct may have hit 60,000 more customers

Business Jan 30, 2020

Japan Post Insurance misconduct may have hit 60,000 more customers

Improper sales practices for Japan Post Insurance Co. products may have disadvantaged 60,000 more customers than previously known, sources have said. In August, the Japan Post Holdings Co. group started to investigate 183,000 Kampo-brand insurance contracts involving 156,000 customers who had possibly been affected by ...

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 ...