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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Japan To Start Paperless Luggage System

Above, the Terminal One Arrival Lobby at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

This is interesting!

Japan will be starting a new paperless luggage service for foreign tourists so that they won't have to "lug their luggage" around as they visit from place-to-place.

The Japan Times reported:
JTB Corp., Panasonic Corp. and Yamato Holdings Co. said Wednesday they are joining forces on a cloud-based service that will give tourists the option of exploring Japan without carrying their luggage around. 
Starting in March, arriving travelers will be able to have their luggage delivered by Yamato to hotels and airports without filling out the usual delivery slips if they have already offered their precise travel itinerary details for conversion into barcodes. 
The platform developed by JTB and Panasonic can then read the barcodes via tablet computer to deliver the luggage from place to place.
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