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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Test Deliveries Begin For Goods Purchased By Foreign Tourists

Above, the Mitsukoshi department store at Ginza Crossing. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One has to hand it to the Japanese. They seem to always come up with innovative ideas to make travel and shopping by foreign tourists much easier.

Now, a test is being conducted to have goods purchased in Japan by tourists delivered to their homes overseas.

According to Kyodo News:
The government and some companies launched test deliveries Tuesday, conveying items purchased by foreign tourists directly from stores in Japan to their homes overseas to improve convenience. 
The test deliveries in Tokyo, involving a FamilyMart convenience store, a Mitsukoshi department store and other companies, aim to deliver goods to more than 120 countries and regions in two to nine days via the Express Mail Service.
The Mitsukoshi department store involved in the test is the Ginza store, which is across the street from the Wako department store at Ginza Crossing.

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