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 ...

Yamato Transport's online service hacked

Business Jul 26, 2019

Yamato Transport's online service hacked

Yamato Transport Co. said Thursday that security breaches have compromised the personal information of members of its online service, such as their names, addresses and credit card information. About 30,000 unauthorized login attempts in total were made on its Kuroneko Members online membership service between ...

Japan to start testing unmanned vehicles on public roads

Business / Corporate Jun 24, 2019

Japan to start testing unmanned vehicles on public roads

The economy ministry plans to start testing unmanned ground vehicles on public roads by the end of March next year through cooperation with private-sector companies, hoping to put them into practical use soon. The ministry agreed Monday to establish a public-private council on UGVs. Members ...

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

National Apr 16, 2017

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

by Shusuke Murai

Amanda used to work part-time for major delivery firm Yamato Transport Co., helping out during Japan's busy traditional gift-sending seasons in summer and winter. But not anymore. "It was just too hard," she said. "Drivers are not robots. They are human beings. But people don't understand," the ...