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Japan's delivery services are reaching their limits

New prices, new services being introduced as online shopping unleashes flood of parcels

Yamato Transport is installing parcel lockers at train stations and other sites.

TOKYO Toward the end of yet another 15-hour day, a Yamato Transport delivery driver in his 40s pushed a trolley full of parcels up to the door of a Tokyo apartment, pressed the buzzer and waited in vain for an answer.

Dejected, he placed a delivery notice in the mailbox so the recipient can reschedule the delivery.

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