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Restaurants in Japan boost delivery services ahead of tax windfall

Relief measure cooks up demand for Uber Eats and local services

An Uber Eats staff delivers food from McDonald's in Tokyo's Shibuya district. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- Japanese restaurant chains are expanding on-demand delivery services as exemptions in an upcoming tax hike, along with the spread of smartphone apps, are expected to stoke demand among consumers juggling a busy schedule.

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