Japan parliament OKs end of Sat., next-day standard postal delivery

Japan’s parliament on Friday gave the green light to stop Saturday as well as next-day delivery of standard postal mail to address a worker shortage and falling demand due to increased use of the internet.Under the revised postal law, the changes will take effect around next fall. But while standard mail delivery service will be limited to weekdays only, Saturday and Sunday delivery of parcels as well as express and registered mail will be maintained.Postal services are operated under a universal service obligation in Japan, including rural areas, remote islands and mountainous regions.Japan P…

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